Cyclone® 10 LP Family Features

Cyclone® 10 LP FPGAs continue the Cyclone series tradition of offering a combination of low power, high functionality, and at a low cost1


The logic and routing core fabric sea of gates is surrounded on each side by I/O elements, with a phase-locked loop (PLLs) in each corner. Embedded memory blocks (M9K) and 18 x 18 bit multipliers blocks are arranged in vertical columns.

The architecture also includes highly efficient interconnect and low-skew clock networks, providing connectivity between logic structures for clock and data signals.

Single Event Upset

Configuration error detection is supported in all Intel Cyclone® 10 LP devices. User mode error detection is only supported in  devices with 1.2-V core voltage. Dedicated circuitry built into Cyclone 10 LP devices consists of a CRC error detection feature that can optionally check for a single-event upset (SEU) continuously and automatically.

In critical applications used in the fields of avionics, telecommunications, system control, medical, and military applications, it is important to be able to:

  • Confirm the accuracy of the configuration data stored in an FPGA device
  • Alert the system to an occurrence of a configuration error

Nios II Processor

Nios® II processor, the world's most versatile, royalty free processor, according to Gartner Research, it is the most widely used soft processor in the FPGA industry. The Nios II processor delivers unprecedented flexibility for your cost-sensitive, real-time, safety-critical (DO-254), ASIC-optimized, and applications processing needs.

The Nios® II processor family consists of two configurable 32 bit Harvard architecture cores:

  • Fast (/f core): Six-stage pipeline optimized for highest performance, optional memory management unit (MMU), or memory protection unit (MPU)
  • Economy (/e core): Optimized for smallest size, and available at no cost (no license required)

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Table 1. Processor Performance (DMIPS* at fMAX)

Variant Performance (DMIPS)
Nios II / e Economy 30 at 175 MHz*
Nios II / f Fast 190 at 165 MHz*

* Dhrystones 2.1 benchmark (Intel Estimate)

Table 2. Processor Applications

Application Nios II Processor Core Vendor Description
Power and cost sensetive Nios II economy core Intel With as low as 600 logic elements, the Nios II economy processor core is ideal for microcontroller applications. The Nios II economy processor core, software tools, and device drivers are offered free of charge.
Real Time Nios II fast Core Intel

Absolutely deterministic, jitter free real-time performance with unique hardware real-time feature options

  • Vector Interrupt Controller
  • Tightly Coupled Memory
  • Custom instructions
    (ability to use FPGA hardware to accelerate a function)
  • Supported by industry-leading real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as Linux & Zephyr
  • Nios II processor is the ideal real-time processor to use with DSP Builder-based hardware accelerators to provide deterministic, high performance real-time results
Applications processing Nios II fast core Intel With a simple configuration option, the Nios II fast processor core can use a memory management unit (MMU) to run embedded Linux. Both open source and commercially supported versions of Linux for Nios II processors are available
Safety Critical Nios II SC core HCELL Certify your design for DO-254 compliance by using the Nios II Safety Critical procesor core along with the DO-254 compliance design services offered by HCELL
Lockstep Dual Core fRSmartComp IP Yogitech The lockstep solution provides high diagnostic coverage, self-checking and advanced diagnostic features in full compliance with functional safety standards IEC 61508 and ISO 26262, while reducing the need for difficult to develop and performance sapping diagnostic software test libraries.

Powering Cyclone 10 LP with Enpirion

Extend the board space, cost and time-to-market savings of Cyclone 10 LP FPGAs with Intel Enpirion Solutions

Intel's Enpirion® power solutions are highly efficient power management products featuring small size, leading-edge silicon and magnetics design, advanced packaging, and fully validated designs

The ultra compact and efficient PowerSoCs from the Enpirion series are ideal for meeting  power requirements of Cyclone 10 LP FPGA systems.  Enpirion PowerSoCs integrate nearly all the components needed for Cyclone 10 LP’s power rails, providing a family of fully validated, easy-to-use solutions with up to 96% efficiency–freeing designers to focus on their unique IP and FPGA designs and spend less time on power supply design.

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Powering Intel Cyclone 10 LP FPGA's
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Qualification and Certification

Intel Cyclone 10 LP FPGAs are offered in commercial, industrial, and automotive (AEC-Q100) temperature grades.

In addition, they will be supported in a future release of the functional safety pack, TUV certified to IEC 61508, reducing development time and time to market.

1 Compared to previous generation Cyclone FPGAs, cost comparisons are based on list price. Tests measure performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase.  For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit