Arria® V FPGA and SoC FPGA

The Arria® V FPGA family offers the highest bandwidth and delivers the lowest total power for midrange applications, such as remote radio units, 10G/40G line cards, and broadcast studio equipment. There are five targeted variants, including SoC variants with a dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 hard processor system (HPS) to best meet your performance, power, and integration needs.

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Arria® V FPGA and SoC FPGA

Benefits of Arria® V SoC FPGA


Arria® V SoC FPGA Hard Processor System Overview

Device All Arria® V SoC FPGA Devices (SX, ST)

Dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor with ARM* CoreSight* debug and trace technology

  • 1.05 GHz CPU clock rate in -I3 speed grade
  • 925 MHz CPU clock rate in -C4 speed grade
  • 800 MHz CPU clock rate in -C5, -I5 speed grades
  • 700 MHz CPU clock rate in -C6 speed grade
Coprocessors ARM* NEON* media processing engine with Vector Floating-Point (VFP) v3 double-precision floating point unit for each processor, Snoop Control Unit (SCU), Acceleration Coherency Port (ACP)
Level 1 cache 32 KB L1 instruction cache, 32 KB L1 data cache
Level 2 cache 512 KB shared L2 cache
On-chip memory 64 KB on-chip RAM, 64 KB on-chip ROM
HPS hard memory controller

Multiport SDRAM controller with support for DDR2, DDR3, DDR3L, and LPDDR2 with optional error correction code (ECC) support
533 MHz/1066 Mbps external memory interface
User-configurable memory width of 8, 16, 16+ECC, 32, 32+EEC
Up to 4 GB address range, with built-in memory protection control

Quad serial peripheral interface (SPI) flash controller Supports SPIx1, SPIx2, or SPIx4 (quad SPI) serial NOR flash devices
Up to four chip selects
SD/SDIO/MMC controller

Supports SD, eSD, SDIO, eSDIO, MMC, eMMC, and CE-ATA with integrated DMA

NAND flash controller Supports 8 bit ONFI 1.0 NAND flash devices
Programmable hardware ECC for Single-Level Cell (SLC) and Multi-Level Cell (MLC) devices
Ethernet media access controller (EMAC) 2 x 10/100/1000 EMAC with RGMII external PHY interface and integrated DMA
USB On-The-Go controller (OTG) 2 x USB 2.0 OTG controllers with ULPI external PHY interface and integrated DMA
UART controller 2 x UART 16550 compatible
SPI controller 2 x SPI masters
2 x SPI slaves
I2C controller 4 x I2C
General-purpose I/O (GPIO) Up to 71 GPIO and 14 input-only pins, with digital de-bounce and configurable interrupt mode
Direct memory access (DMA) controller 8-channel direct memory access (DMA)
Supports flow control with 31 peripheral handshake interfaces
Timers Private interval and watchdog timer for each processor
Global timer for processor subsystem
4X general-purpose timers
2X watchdog timers
Maximum HPS I/O 208
HPS phased-locked loops (PLLs) 3



Arria® V SoC FPGA devices have been designed to meet the performance, power, and cost requirements for applications such as:

  • Wireless infrastructure equipment including remote radio units and mobile backhaul
  • Wireline 10G/40G line cards, bridges and aggregation, GPON
  • Broadcast studio and distribution equipment including professional A/V and video conferencing
  • Military guidance, control, and intelligence equipment
  • Test and measurement equipment
  • Medical imaging equipment
  • Multifunction printers

Design Tools

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Suite

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Suite provides everything you need to design with Intel® SoC FPGAs. It is a complete development package that comes with a user-friendly GUI and technology to help you turn your ideas into reality. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software includes productivity tools to make it easy to build your design, such as:

  • Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Technology
  • Platform Designer (formerly Qsys)
  • System Console debugging toolkit
  • Transceiver Toolkit
  • Timing Analyzer
  • Power Analyzer

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Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

Jump start your firmware and application software development with our Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS), a comprehensive tool suite with:

  • Development tools
  • Utility programs
  • Run-time software
  • Application examples

At the heart of the SoC EDS is the exclusive ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Intel® SoC FPGA Edition. This toolkit combines the ARM* DS-5* advanced multicore debugging capabilities with FPGA-adaptivity for unprecedented full-chip debugging visibility and control.

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