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22nm FPGAs target high bandwidth apps

25 Feb 2013

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Achronix Semiconductor Corp. has begun shipping its Speedster22i HD1000 FPGA to customers. Built on Intel's 22nm, 3D Tri-Gate transistor technology, the devices use half the power and are half the cost of similar FPGAs geared for high bandwidth applications. In addition, the company said they are the only FPGAs with a full suite of hardened interface IP including 10/40/100G Ethernet, 100Gbit/s Interlaken, PCI Express Gen1/2/3 and 2.133 Gbit/s DDR3 controllers.

The Speedster22i HD1000 is the first member of the Speedster22i family. It includes more than one million effective LUTs, consisting of 700,000 programmable LUTs and 300,000 LUTs of additional functionality provided by the fixed-function hardened IP. The device also integrates 86Mb of RAM, 960 programmable IO and 64 lanes of 12.75Gbit/s SerDes.

Speedster22i devices are built in the U.S. using Intel's production 22nm process technology. Intel's 22nm Tri-Gate transistors claim to deliver higher performance and lower power consumption than traditional planar technology. Speedster22i FPGAs leverage Intel's advanced 22nm process technology together with a rich set of communications-focused hard IPs to deliver FPGAs with the highest performance, lowest power and lowest cost for target high bandwidth applications, noted Achronix.

The HD1000 incorporates substantial silicon-proven IP from Intel, dramatically improving product capabilities, while reducing design risk. Additionally, Achronix leverages Intel's vertically integrated foundry offerings (wafer fabrication, device packaging, testing and production device qualification) that enables Achronix to focus on designing targeted FPGA solutions.

The Speedster22i HD1000 development kit includes a PCI-express form-factor, HD1000 development board, ACE software, programming pod and power supply. The kit supports development and prototyping of 100G Ethernet, Interlaken, PCI Express, DDR3 and SerDes. Customers can use the development board in a PC chassis using the PCI Express interface, or it can be used stand alone. Engineering samples of the Speedster22i HD1000 are available. The HD1000 development board is available for purchase at a price of $13,000, including ACE development software.




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