Last month saw the announcement of the world’s highest capacity FPGA, the Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 10M FPGA with 10.2 million LEs (logic elements). (See “Intel announces Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 10M FPGA, world’s highest capacity with 10.2 million logic elements. Targets ASIC Prototyping and Emulation Markets.”) This device shipped to customers prior to the announcement and two leading vendors of ASIC prototyping tools, PRO DESIGN and S2C, have already announced ASIC prototyping systems based on the device. Both companies are members of the Intel Design Solutions Network.
This week, EEJournal.com’s editor-in-chief Kevin Morris weighed in on the Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 10M FPGA in an article titled “Intel’s ‘World’s Largest’ FPGA: The New Stratix 10 GX 10M.” If you’d like an objective analysis of this groundbreaking Intel® FPGA, Kevin Morris is certainly a good choice. He’s one of the industry’s leading FPGA authorities. Morris put more than a quarter of a century of engineering experience under his belt before founding Techfocus Media in 2003, which means he’s been analyzing and writing about FPGAs for more than an additional decade and a half, during the FPGA’s most dynamic period of capability growth.
I’m not going to rehash Morris’ entire article here, you need to read it yourself. But I do want to whet your curiosity, so here’s one of my favorite quotes from the article that demonstrates Morris’ perspective:
“In 2005, the largest FPGA consisted of fewer than 200,000 logic elements – not even the ‘.2’ part of today’s 10.2 million LUT unit. In the ‘10M’ part name, Intel rounded off more LUTs than the number in the entire ‘World’s Largest’ FPGA they previously bragged about.”
Take my advice, you want this guy’s perspective.
For more information about the recently announced ASIC prototyping systems based on the Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 10M FPGA, see:
- “PRO DESIGN’s proFPGA quad Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 10M FPGA Prototyping System, based on the world’s highest capacity FPGAs, has a prototyping capacity of 2 billion ASIC gates”
- “S2C launches Prodigy Logic Systems for prototyping large ASIC designs based on the world’s highest capacity FPGA, the Intel® Stratix® 10 GX 10M”
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