Architecture Matters: Choosing the Right SoC FPGA for Your Application

A system-on-chip’s architecture really matters. It matters for performance, reliability, and productivity. See why Intel® SoC FPGAs (formerly Altera® SoC FPGAs) are leading the industry, and:

  • Superior Performance, including higher bandwidth interconnect
  • Better Reliability, including extensive error correction code (ECC)
  • Higher Productivity, including the ARM* Development Studio 5 for Intel SoC FPGAs with FPGA-adaptive capabilities

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Choosing an SoC

A Look Inside SoC FPGAs: Architecture Analysis Videos with Embedded Industry Exp

In this series of short videos, Jim examines key architectural considerations when selecting an SoC FPGA.

SoC FPGA Resources and Ecosystem

Intel SoC FPGAs are supported by a broad ecosystem, rich set of example designs, and extensive documentation. Learn how Intel SoC FPGAs can help you solve today’s system design challenges.


Cyclone® V SoCs and Arria® V SoCs have been optimized for maximum system performance on many dimensions. Learn more about these aspects and how they can be applied to benefit your system design using the resources below.

Development Tools

Our SoC FPGAs are 100% ARM compatible and supported by a rich ecosystem of OS support, software and hardware development tools. Click the links below to research more on these aspects.

Example Designs / IP

Videos / Webinars

System On Modules (SoMs)

Development Kits

OS Support

Architecture Briefs

White Papers / Application Notes

Software Development Tools

FPGA Design Tools


Our leadership and innovation in FPGAs extends to the future with SoCs. In addition to silicon products, these innovations include silicon process technology, software development tools and system architecture. Learn more about the future direction for our SoC FPGAs and how it can benefit your system designs through the following links.