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High-End FPGA SOM for Industrial, Aerospace and Medical Applications

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The system on module is based on the Intel Arria 10 FPGA GX and offers quick prototyping and time to market

iWave Systems, a designer and manufacturer of cutting edge FPGA solutions is launching a new System on module-based on the powerful Intel Arria 10 FPGA GX devices. The Arria 10 FPGA SOM is power-packed with up to 1150K Logic Elements, dual DDR4 RAM with 64 bit and 32-bit storage capabilities. It includes a wealth of high speed I/Os and interfaces that enable the module to fulfil complex data integrity requirements while ensuring faster throughput, reduced latency and low power execution, accelerating the development of FPGA-based applications in industrial, aerospace, and medical domains.

The SOM is designed to help developers and OEMs to reduce design cycles and accelerate innovations in applications such as test and measurement equipment, control and intelligence equipment, diagnostic medical imaging equipment, wireless infrastructure equipment, RADAR, automation and military applications.

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Range Of Options

At the heart of the Arria 10 FPGA module is the Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA, which features 20 nm technology on an F34 package. The module supports seven GX models — GX270, GX320, GX480, GX570, GX660, GX900 and GX1150 which provide varying levels of FPGA logic elements (LEs) ranging from 270K to 1150K, offering a range of options for customers to select the best fit FPGA that serves their applications.

With 500MHz logic core performance, the GX models support 24 transceiver lanes and run on up to 40 per cent lower power, which guarantees data integrity and high performance in power and resource-constrained applications. Up to 189 user I/Os and 24 multi-gigabit transceivers each offering a data transfer rate of up to 17.4 Gbit/sec is available on two 240 pin high-speed board-to-board connectors.

The module can support interfaces like PCIe Gen3 x8, SATA Gigabit Ethernet, USB3.0, etc providing a range of flexible options that help customers towards various use cases. The module’s up to 4 GByte large DDR4 SDRAM facilitates faster throughput and an ultra-low latency data path for real-time executions.

Quick Prototyping

For quick prototyping and time to market, iWave provides a development platform, which includes a powerful configuration of the Arria 10 FPGA SOM with a custom form factor carrier board. Arria10 FPGA Development board supports a wide range of high-speed interfaces like Dual FMC (HPC) Connectors, M.2 SATA, 10G SFP+, 3G/12G SDI In & Out, USB 3.0 TypeC connector and, one PCIe connector to validate Arria10 FPGA high-speed transceivers and other on-board connectors to validate the Arria10 FPGA I/Os. The LPC/HPC FMC connectors provide expansion options on the carrier board, which is compatible with a wide range of plug-in cards such as ADCs, DACs, motor control cards, RF links, etc.

Arria 10 FPGA Development Platform

iWave’s full product design engineering and manufacturing services around the Arria 10 FPGA SOMs helps customers quickly develop innovative products and solutions. A comprehensive ecosystem is also provided for the Arria 10 FPGA SOM, offering all of the hardware, software and support materials to make it easy to jump-start application development using the Arria 10 GX FPGA.


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