Because Stratix® V FPGAs enable the highest system integration, you get increased functionality in a smaller FPGA, lowering power and cost. Here, we'll discuss a number of Stratix V innovations that make this level of integration possible.
Embedded HardCopy Blocks
Embedded HardCopy® Blocks are customizable hard intellectual property (IP) blocks that utilize Altera’s unique HardCopy ASIC capabilities. This innovation substantially increases FPGA capabilities by:
- Dramatically increasing density per area
- Offering up to 14.3M gates, or up to 1.19M logic elements (LEs)
- Increasing performance and lowering power
Embedded HardCopy Blocks are used to harden standard or logic-intensive functions such as interface protocols, application-specific functions, and proprietary custom IP functions. See Figure 1 for a diagram of Embedded HardCopy Blocks.
Figure 1. Customizable Embedded HardCopy Block