Intel® eASIC™ N5X Devices

Today’s emerging innovations in 5G wireless, Cloud and storage, AI, and edge applications require a broad range of new equipment, and one size no longer fits all. Intel® eASIC™ N5X devices offer an innovative solution to custom logic that provides up to 50% lower core power1 with lower unit-cost2 compared to FPGAs while providing faster time to market and lower non-recurring engineering costs when compared to cell based ASICs.3 4

Only Intel enables the complete custom logic continuum of FPGAs, structured ASICs, and ASICs to build equipment tailored to unique challenges of time to market (TTM), cost, power, volume, performance, and flexibility requirements.

Intel® eASIC™ N5X Devices

Intel® eASIC™ N5X Device Overview Tables

 

N5X007

N5X015

N5X024

N5X047

N5X088

eCells (M) / Logic Elements (M)

0.70

1.47

2.38

4.65

8.83

Equivalent ASIC gates (M)

7

15

24

47

88

M10K Memory

1752

3,684

6,004

11,780

22,372

M10K Memory (Mbits)

17.94

37.72

61.48

120.63

229.09

128b register file

12,488

26,180

42,560

82,992

157,640

128b register file (Mbits)

1.6

3.35

5.45

10.62

20.18

Secure device manager

Secure data manager AES-256/SHA-256 bitstream encryption/authentication, ECDSA 256/384 boot code authentication, anti-tamper protection, 3 independent user root keys.

Vendor authenticated boot (VAB), Secured data object storage (SDOS), Time and priority based key revocation.

Hard Processor System

Quad-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A53 up to 1.5GHz, with 32 KB Instruction/Data cache, NEON coprocessor, 1 MB L2 cache, direct memory access (Direct Memory Access), system memory management unit, cache coherency unit, hard memory controllers for DDR4/LPDDR4/LPDDR4x, USB 2.0x2, 1G eMac* x3, UART x2, SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) x4, I2C x5, general purpose timers x7, watchdog timer x4.

SoC IO EMIF* / Pin Mux / Dedicated

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

140 / 48 / 24

Max GPIO

416

560

682

682

1114

XCVR 32

16

24

32

64

80

Intel® eASIC™ N5X Example Package Options

Packages can be customized per application requirements to replace an FPGA or reduce PCB footprint for a given application.

 Body size
(mm x mm)

Package Name

N5X007

N5X015

N5X024

N5X047

N5X088

27x27

FC676, FC1085

Yes

       

29x29

FC780, FC1221

Yes

Yes

     

31x31

FC896

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

35x35

FC1152

Yes

Yes

Yes

   

40x40

FC1517

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

42.5x42.5

FC1760

   

Yes

Yes

Yes

45x45

FC1932

       

Yes

47.5x47.5

FC2205

   

 

 

Yes

50x50

FC2397

       

Yes

Features

Balance Low Power and Performance

Intel’s innovative via configuration technology enables up to 50% lower core power1 or to increase performance in the same power envelope compared to FPGAs.5 Power consumption is further reduced by disconnecting power from unused device resources minimizing static power consumption.

Optimized TCO

Intel® eASIC™ N5X innovations reduce die size for a given logic and IO capacity and lowers unit cost compared to FPGAs.2 Intel eASIC N5X devices significantly reduce NRE4 and can be completed in ½ the development time of a cell-based ASIC on comparable process technology.3

FPGA Replacement & Custom Packages

Intel® eASIC™ package offerings provide options to closely match an FPGA package footprint to simplify migration and reduce transition cost. Further cost reduction can be achieved using small form factor packages minimizing PCB footprint.

Configurable eCells

Intel’s innovative eCell can be configured as logic, arithmetic or flip-flops. This enables the platform to be optimized on a design by design basis for a combination of high performance logic, DSP or highly pipelined designs.

Transceivers & IO

Intel® eASIC™ N5X transceivers are multi-protocol supporting a wide range of connectivity and networking protocols with continuous rates from 250MHz to 32.44 Gbps. Flexible eIO pins support 1.0V to 1.8V IO natively and 2.5V and 3.3V with in package level shifters. DDR4 interfaces are supported at rates up to 3200Mbps with integrated PLL/DLL between every two IO banks.

Intel FPGA Compatible Processor System and Security

Intel’s innovative quad-core Arm® 64-bit hard processor subsystem (HPS) and secure device manager (SDM)6 are ported from Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs meeting security requirements for 5G and military applications throughout the entire product lifecycle from manufacturing, to deployment, to decommissioning of equipment. These systems facilitate compatible migration from FPGAs to Intel® eASIC™ N5X devices.

Design Flow

Intel® eASIC™ eTools offer a framework for design conversion and validation using a combination of internally developed and industry standard third-party tools. This includes synthesis and simulation libraries, IP wrappers to implement eASIC functions, scripts for code validation and running third party synthesis and simulation tools. Intel® Quartus® software Platform Designer is used for the hard processor system configuration. DSP Builder for Intel® FPGAs can also output FPGA and eASIC ready RTL code.

Applications

Wireless

  • 5G radio & small cells
  • Front haul gateways
  • Microwave backhaul

Artificial Intelligence

  • Inferencing applications

Cloud

  • Acceleration
  • Storage

Video & Broadcast

  • Video encoding/decoding
  • Video processing

Military

  • Radar
  • Secure communications
  • Guidance and control

제품 및 성능 정보

1

FPGA와 비교하여 동일한 성능에서 최대 50% 낮은 전력 – 2020년 7월 28일 인텔에서 수행한 전력 추정. 인텔® Agilex™ FPGA용 인텔® Quartus® Prime 디자인 소프트웨어 및 N5X 기기용 사전 실리콘 예측을 사용하여 전원을 추정했습니다. FPGA 장치는 인텔® Agilex™ FPGA AGF014이며 인텔® eASIC™ N5X 장치는 N5X047입니다. 사용된 로직 및 메모리 클럭 속도는 500MHz이며, 두 장치 모두에서 로직에 대한 토글 비율은 33%, 메모리에 대한 토글 비율은 50%입니다.

2

FPGA에 비해 낮은 단위 비용 - 단위 비용은 동일한 패키지 크기를 사용하는 Intel® FPGA 및 인텔® eASIC™ 장치에서 구현된 동일 로직, 메모리, I/O 및 트랜시버를 기반으로 합니다. 비용과 결과는 다를 수 있습니다.

3

ASIC 대비 ½의 개발 시간 - 유사한 프로세스 노드에서 셀 기반 ASIC와 비교한 개발 시간.

4

NRE 및 엔지니어링 리소스 절감 - 구조화된 ASIC에서 사전 정의된 기본 배열을 사용하여 마스크 레이어 맞춤화 및 설계 단계를 줄이기 때문에 표준 셀의 ASIC에 비해 NRE 및 엔지니어링 비용이 낮습니다. 비용과 결과는 다를 수 있습니다.

5

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6

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