Quad-FPGA prototyping solution upgraded to Intel's 14nm Stratix 10

February 27, 2017 // By Julien Happich
Pro Design has upgraded its proFPGA prototyping hardware with Intel's Stratix 10 FPGA technology. Assembled with 4 pluggable Intel Stratix 10 SG280-based FPGA modules, the quad system offers a capacity of up to 80M ASIC gates and up to 5 proFPGA quad systems with overall 20 FPGA modules can be easily connected to increase capacity up to 300M ASIC gates.

The proFPGA quad system has 32 extension sites, with a total of up to 4104 FPGA standard I/Os and 96 high speed serial transceivers, which offer a maximum flexibility for interconnections and for adapting standard proFPGA daughter boards or application specific extension boards like DDR4 memory, USB 3.0, SATA, GB Ethernet or PCIe Gen3/4.
The monolithic Stratix 10 FPGA technology combined with the compact proFPGA system architecture and the high-end PCB layout with length matched signal lines offers high signal integrity-it achieves a system speed of up to 1GHz. The system achieves a single-ended point-to-point performance of up to 1.0 Gbps surpassing the standard I/Os, and performance of up to 17.4 Gbps with the transceivers.
The system is equipped with a smart mechanical construction for highly-efficient FPGA cooling, high robustness, and easy system handling.