FPGA and SoC FPGA Power Management Made Easy

Combining Intel® FPGAs and SoCs with Intel Enpirion® power products enables optimized solutions with:

  • Validated reference designs and development kits: Faster time to market while lowering risk and minimizing costly, time-consuming board spins
  • Higher system efficiency: Lower power consumption and less heat
  • A highly integrated and power footprint: Advanced functionality in a small solution size
  • Fewer components and a single supplier: Increase system reliability, lower cost, and streamline manufacturing
  • Easy-to-use planning and design tools: Spend less time and frustration on design, more time on your core intellectual property (IP)

Getting Started: Understanding Your Design's Power Needs

One of the biggest advantages of FPGAs is their incredible flexibility and customization for a designer's unique needs. However this benefit means that every design will also have unique power requirements. Intel® provides a number of resources to help you better understand your design's requirements throughout the design process.

PowerPlay Early Power Estimator (EPE)

Get Intel Enpirion® power converter recommendations automatically using Intel’s PowerPlay Early Power Estimator.

One file – seamless FPGA or SoC FPGA power consumption estimates and power converter recommendations, customized for your design’s unique needs. Intel’s PowerPlay Early Power Estimator, versions 13.1 and newer, now enables designers to:

  • Group the FPGA or SoC power rails according to the device’s Pin Connection Guidelines recommendations and the power rails needed for your design
  • Make system decisions like input voltage, amount of power supply margin, and special features like “Power OK”
  • View recommended Intel Enpirion power solutions that best meets the design’s requirements in the smallest footprint

Download your FPGA or SoC FPGA's latest PowerPlay Early Power Estimator now.

Power Distribution Network (PDN)

For each FPGA power supply, designers must choose a network of bulk and ceramic decoupling capacitors, which can be physically large and add significant system cost.  Intel Enpirion Power Solutions are designed for fast transient response and minimal bulk capacitance, which saves valuable PCB space, makes board layout easier, and lowers total cost.

Intel makes determining your system's decoupling capacitance easy with a Power Distribution Network (PDN) design tool that enable designers to quickly and accurately determine the right number of decoupling capacitors for optimal cost and performance trade-offs.

Learn more about Intel's Power Distribution Network (PDN) Design Tools.

Achieve Peak System Performance with Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs Powered By Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions

The most powerful applications rely on the advanced performance and flexibility of Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs, and Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions are designed to enable Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs to operate at peak performance. With a highly integrated, efficient, and power dense form factor, and advanced technology like digital control, communication, and telemetry, Intel Enpirion devices are designed to meet Intel Stratix 10 power requirements and enable designers to build intelligent, powerful systems. Focus on getting the most of your Intel Stratix 10 design - not how to power it - with Intel Enpirion Power Solutions.

Example Stratix 10 Power Tree

Stratix 10 Devices Supported

Stratix 10 GX, Stratix 10 TX, Stratix 10 SX, Stratix 10 MX

Recommended Intel Enpirion Power Solutions

Power Rail Current Requirement Footprint-Optimized Solution Performance-Optimized Solution
≤0.4A EP5348 EP5348
≤0.6A EP5357 , EP5358 EP5357 , EP5358
≤0.8A EP5388 EP5388
≤1.0A EP53A7 , EP53A8 EN6310
≤1.5A EP53F8 EN5319
≤2.0A EN5329 EN5329
≤3.0A EN5339 EN6337
≤4.0A EN6347 EN6347
≤6.0A EN5367 EN6362
≤8.0A EN6382 EN6382
≤12.0A EN63A0 EN63A0
≤20.0A EM2120 EM2120
≤30.0A EM2130 EM2130
≤40.0A EM2140 EM2140
Notes:

Full product offering available at www.altera.com/enpirion-power-solutions

Looking For More?

Visit the Stratix 10 support page for more power and thermal management resources.

Visit the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions page for more power solutions resources.

Intel® Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs and Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions Are Designed To Work Together And Lower System Power

With both FPGA and power expertise, Intel knows how to power FPGAs.  The Intel® Enpirion® Power Solutions line of PowerSoCs are highly integrated and efficient, delivering high power in a tiny total footprint for maximum power density and saving valuable PCB space. Enpirion devices are also designed, tested, and validated to exceed Intel Arria® 10 power requirements and complement Intel Arria 10’s full suite of power reduction features, enabling designers to build high performance yet low power systems. Take full advantage of Intel Arria 10 features and performance without sacrificing board space or power budget with Intel Enpirion Power Solutions.

Example Arria 10 Power Tree

Arria 10 Devices Supported

Arria 10 GX, Arria 10 GT, Arria 10 SX

Recommended Intel Enpirion Power Solutions

Power Rail Current Requirement Footprint-Optimized Solution Performance-Optimized Solution
≤0.4A EP5348 EP5348
≤0.6A EP5357 , EP5358 EP5357 , EP5358
≤0.8A EP5388 EP5388
≤1.0A EP53A7 , EP53A8 EN6310
≤1.5A EP53F8 EN5319
≤2.0A EN5329 EN5329
≤3.0A EN5339 EN6337
≤4.0A EN6347 EN6347
≤6.0A EN5367 EN6362
≤8.0A EN6382 EN6382
≤12.0A EN63A0 EN63A0
≤20.0A EM2120 EM2120
≤30.0A EM2130 EM2130
≤40.0A EM2140 EM2140
Notes:

Full product offering available at www.altera.com/enpirion-power-solutions

Arria 10 Power Reference Design

Powering Intel® Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs is made easy with a Power Solution Reference Design featuring Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions. Designed and validated by Intel, this design achieves excellent power performance and high overall board power density.

This design delivers:

  • A complete Arria 10 FPGA or SoC power solution, scalable for 20W to 40W Arria 10 core voltage (VCC) designs
  • ±8.7 mV steady-state Arria 10 VCC accuracy
  • <±2% Arria 10 VCC deviation during load transient

Visit the Arria 10 Power Reference Design page to download the design schematics and bench validation results.

Looking For More?

Visit the Arria 10 and Arria 10 SoC support pages for more power and thermal management resources.

Visit the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions page for more power solutions resources.


† 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 www.intel.com/benchmarks.

Take Full Advantage of Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX Performance Without Sacrificing Efficiency With Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions

Intel’s ultra compact and efficient Enpirion® Power Solutions are ideal for meeting Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX’s power requirements. Intel Enpirion Power Solutions integrate nearly all the components needed for Cyclone 10 GX’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.

Example Cyclone 10 GX Power Tree

Recommended Intel Enpirion Power Solutions

Power Rail Current Requirement Footprint-Optimized Solution Performance-Optimized Solution
≤0.4A EP5348 EP5348
≤0.6A EP5357EP5358 EP5357EP5358
≤0.8A EP5388 EP5388
≤1.0A EP53A7EP53A8 EN6310
≤1.5A EP53F8 EN5319
≤2.0A EN5329 EN5329
≤3.0A EN5339 EN6337
≤4.0A EN6347 EN6347
≤6.0A EN5367 EN6362
≤8.0A EN6382 EN6382
Notes:

Full product offering available at www.altera.com/enpirion-power-solutions

Looking For More?

Visit the Cyclone 10 GX support page for more power and thermal management resources.

Visit the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions page for more power solutions resources.

Powering Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP is Easier with Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions

Save valuable design time and accelerate your schedule by combining Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP FPGAs with Intel Enpirion® Power Solutions.  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.

Example Cyclone 10 LP Power Tree

Recommended Intel Enpirion Power Solutions

Power Rail Current Requirement Footprint-Optimized Solution Performance-Optimized Solution
≤0.4A EP5348 EP5348
≤0.6A EP5357EP5358 EP5357EP5358
≤0.8A EP5388 EP5388
≤1.0A EP53A7EP53A8 EN6310
≤1.5A EP53F8 EN5319
≤2.0A EN5329 EN5329
≤3.0A EN5339 EN6337
≤4.0A EN6347 EN6347
≤6.0A EN5367 EN6362
≤8.0A EN6382 EN6382
Notes:

Full product offering available at www.altera.com/enpirion-power-solutions

Looking For More?

Visit the Cyclone 10 LP support page for more power and thermal management resources.

Visit the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions page for more power solutions resources.

Easily Build Flexible Yet Cost-Optimized Systems With Intel® Enpirion® Power Solutions and Cyclone® V FPGAs and SoCs

Intel® Enpirion® power converters combined with Cyclone® V FPGAs and SoCs enables designers to build flexible and powerful yet low-cost and highly integrated systems.  Enpirion Power Solutions are ideal for exceeding Cyclone V power requirements - including for noise-sensitiver transceivers or high performance embedded SoCs - while offering excellent power density and a highly reliable, easy-to-use form factor. Intel enables designers to focus on their unique IP and FPGA designs and spend less time on complex, robust power supply design.

Example Cyclone V Power Tree

Cyclone V Devices Supported

Cyclone V E, Cyclone V GX, Cyclone V GT, Cyclone V SE, Cyclone V SX, Cyclone V ST

Recommended Intel Enpirion Power Solutions

Power Rail Current Requirement Footprint-Optimized Solution Performance-Optimized Solution
≤0.4A EP5348 EP5348
≤0.6A EP5357 , EP5358 EP5357 , EP5358
≤0.8A EP5388 EP5388
≤1.0A EP53A7 , EP53A8 EN6310
≤1.5A EP53F8 EN5319
≤2.0A EN5329 EN5329
≤3.0A EN5339 EN6337
≤4.0A EN6347 EN6347
≤6.0A EN5367 EN6362
≤8.0A EN6382 EN6382
≤12.0A EN63A0 EN63A0
Notes:

Full product offering available at www.altera.com/enpirion-power-solutions

Looking For More?

Visit the Cyclone V and Cyclone V SoC support pages for more power and thermal management resources.

Visit the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions page for more power solutions resources.

Shrink Your Solution Size And Simplify Your Design By Combining Intel® Enpirion® Power Solutions and Intel MAX® 10 FPGAs

Intel® Enpirion® Power Solutions integrate nearly all the components needed for a power supply, and Intel MAX® 10 FPGAs integrate programmable logic, flash memory, and an A/D converter.  Together, this integration enables Enpirion-powered MAX 10 designs to reduce PCB footprint compared to discrete low cost FPGA solutions – save signifcant solution size compared to Cyclone V implementations! Simplify your design, reduce system cost, and save valuable board space with the complete Intel solution.

Example MAX 10 Power Tree

MAX 10 Devices Supported

MAX 10 Single Supply, MAX 10 Dual Supply

Recommended Intel Enpirion Power Solutions

Power Rail Current Requirement Footprint-Optimized Solution Performance-Optimized Solution
≤0.4A EP5348 EP5348
≤0.6A EP5357 , EP5358 EP5357 , EP5358
≤0.8A EP5388 EP5388
≤1.0A EP53A7 , EP53A8 EN6310
≤1.5A EP53F8 EN5319
≤2.0A EN5329 EN5329
≤3.0A EN5339 EN6337
Notes:

Full product offering available at www.altera.com/enpirion-power-solutions

Looking For More?

Visit the MAX 10 support page for more power and thermal management resources.

Visit the Intel Enpirion Power Solutions page for more power solutions resources.