Altera Ships 20nm SoCs

March 03, 2015 // By Julien Happich
Altera Corporation is now shipping its second-generation SoC family, the Arria 10 SoCs combining ARM processors with a 20nm FPGA fabric.

The Arria 10 SoCs are fully software compatible with Altera's previous 28nm SoC product family for seamless software migration between generations. The SoCs provide up to 50 percent higher performance and up to 40 percent lower power than the company’s previous generation.

Altera’s SoC portfolio also includes a 3rd-generation 14 nm Stratix 10 SoC with a 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor for embedded developers that demand the highest performance and power efficiency.
Altera SoC FPGAs enable smarter embedded systems by enabling single-chip product differentiation in both hardware and software.

Combining ARM processors with FPGA fabric provides greater system value through reductions in power, costs and board space. Arria 10 SoCs are optimized to deliver the performance, power, security and cost requirements for next-generation embedded applications within wireless infrastructure, wireline communications, computer and storage, and broadcast equipment.

Arria 10 SoC samples are currently shipping to select early access customers. Customers can begin their Arria 10 SoC designs by using Quartus II software and the Altera SoC Embedded Design Suite featuring the ARM Development Studio (DS-5™) Altera Edition toolkit.

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