Intel® Arria® 10 SoC FPGAs

The 20 nm ARM*-based Intel® Arria® 10 SoC delivers optimal performance, power efficiency, small form factor, and low cost for midrange applications. The Intel Arria 10 SoC, based on TSMC’s 20 nm process technology, combines a dual-core ARM Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Hard Processor System (HPS) with industry-leading programmable logic technology that includes hardened floating-point digital signal processing (DSP) blocks. The Intel Arria 10 SoC offers a processor with a rich feature set of embedded peripherals, hardened floating-point variable-precision DSP blocks, embedded high-speed transceivers, hard memory controllers, and protocol intellectual property (IP) controllers - all in a single highly integrated package.

Family Variants

All Intel® Arria® 10 SX Variants

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Intel® Enpirion® Power Solutions

Intel® Enpirion® Power Solutions are high-frequency DC-DC step-down power converters designed and validated for Intel® FPGA, CPLD, and SoCs. These robust, easy-to-use power modules integrate nearly all of the components needed to build a power supply – saving you board space and simplifying the design process.

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Intel Arria 10 SoCs: Higher System-Level Integration SoC in Production

The Intel Arria 10 SoC combines architectural innovations with TSMC's 20 nm process technology to deliver improvements in performance and power reduction:

  • 65% higher processor performance with up to 1.5 GHz CPU operation per core1
  • 60% higher performance versus the previous generation, over 500 MHz-capable FPGA logic core performance (15% higher performance than previous SoC)1
  • 4X more transceiver bandwidth versus the previous generation (2X more bandwidth versus previous high-end FPGAs)1
  • 4X higher system performance (2,400 Mbps DDR4 SDRAM, Hybrid Memory Cube support)1
  • More than 1,500 giga floating-point operation per second (GFLOPs) and up to 50 GFLOPs per Watt in a single device1
  • 40% lower power with process technology improvement and innovative techniques for power reduction1

Designed for Productivity

Design productivity is one of the driving philosophies of the Intel Arria 10 SoC architecture. The Intel Arria 10 SoC offers full software compatibility with previous generation SoC FPGAs, a broad ecosystem of ARM software and tools, and the enhanced FPGA and DSP hardware design flow.

  • Extensive ecosystem of ARM for software development
    • Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Design Suite (SoC EDS) featuring the ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Intel SoC FPGA Edition
    • Board support packages are available for popular operating system including Linux*, Wind River VxWorks, Wind River Linux, Micrium uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III, and more
  • Full software compatibility between 28 nm Cyclone® V SoC, Arria V SoC, and Intel Arria 10 SoC
  • Intel Quartus® Prime software FPGA design suite featuring:
    • High-level automated design flow with Open Computing Language (OpenCL™) compiler 
    • Model-based digital signal processing (DSP) hardware design with DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs

Tools and Software

Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

Jump start your firmware and application software development with our Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS), a comprehensive tool suite with:

  • Development tools
  • Utility programs
  • Run-time software
  • Application examples

At the heart of the SoC EDS is the exclusive ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Intel SoC FPGA Edition. This toolkit combines the ARM DS-5* advanced multicore debugging capabilities with FPGA-adaptivity for unprecedented full-chip debugging visibility and control.

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Intel Quartus® Prime Software Suite

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Suite provides everything you need to design with Intel SoC FPGAs. It is a complete development package that comes with a user-friendly GUI and technology to help you turn your ideas into reality. The Intel Quartus Prime software includes productivity tools to make it easy to build your design, such as:

  • Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Technology
  • Platform Designer (formerly Qsys)
  • System Console debugging toolkit
  • Transceiver Toolkit
  • Timing Analyzer
  • Power Analyzer

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Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™2

Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ combines Open Computing Language (OpenCL), an open standard parallel programming language, with the parallel performance capabilities of an FPGA to provide a powerful solution for system acceleration.

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Kits and Boards

Quick start step-by-step instructions when opening the box or using the Intel® SoC FPGA Development Kit for the first time.


Intel® Arria® 10 SoC FPGAs are ARM* processor-based and inherit the strength of the ARM ecosystem. Intel, our ecosystem partners, and the Intel SoC FPGA user community provide a wide range of options to meet your SoC FPGA development needs. There are a number of options for operating systems, development tools, intellectual property (IP) cores, and professional services. Many are provided by ecosystem partners.

Operating Systems

The Arria 10 SoC includes a sophisticated high-performance multicore ARM Cortex*-A9 processor. This processor can be used for a wide range of functions from very simple bare-metal applications running on one of the available cores to high-bandwidth, low-latency, real-time operations.

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Development Tools

For professional quality development tools including JTAG debuggers and instruction trace functions.

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IP Cores

Intel SoC FPGAs are supported by a wide range of Intel FPGA and third-party soft Intellectual Property (IP) cores. These blocks can be instantiated in the FPGA portion of the SoC device. Some examples of key SoC soft IP cores are shown below.

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Nios II Soft Processor

The Nios® II processor, the world's most versatile processor, according to Gartner Research, is the most widely used soft processor in the FPGA industry.

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Design Services Network

Design Service Network (DSN) members offer an extensive portfolio of design services, IP, and products that can help customers meet challenging product development needs, lower risk, and accelerate time to market.

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Intel SoC FPGA-based boards are available from Intel and ecosystem partners. Boards can be standalone or system on module (SoM) configuration.

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Access, Metro, and Core

Aggregation, Bridging, Switching, Traffic Management, I/O

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RF Processing, Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD), Baseband Interface

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Video Format Conversion, Multiplexing, Switching, Bridging

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Cloud Servers and Storage

Flash Cache Processing, Acceleration, SATA/SAS, PCI Express* (PCIe*) Gen3

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FEC, Aggregation, Muxponding and IO

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Documentation and Support

Find technical documentation, videos, and training courses for your Intel® Arria® 10 SoC FPGA designs.

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OpenCL и логотип OpenCL являются товарными знаками корпорации Apple Inc., используемыми по разрешению Khronos.