Accelerate Transformation to Industry 4.0 Enabling Smart and Connected Systems in Field, Edge & Cloud

From factory and process automation to energy infrastructure and machine vision systems, industrial products help improve our world. Industrial systems must be safe, reliable, adaptable, and built to last. Intel® FPGAs, with their unique advantages, have enabled many generations of industrial systems and continue to fuel the innovation in Industry 4.0, Edge Compute and evolving Industrial Automation systems.

Intel® FPGA solutions, software, and tools along with other Intel products enable developers of industrial systems from things (Field Devices) to Edge and Cloud to create optimized systems for their industrial needs.

The Intel® FPGA Advantage

Intel's innovative programmable solutions at the heart of industrial designs, enable developers in overcoming the design challenges. Core values:


Deliver real-time connectivity and support diverse connectivity protocols.


Adapt quickly and cost effectively to evolving end markets and standards.


Meet and escalate performance requirements across product lines.

Safety and Security

Adapt to constantly evolving threats and meet safety standards.


Leverage Intel’s large portfolio to create scalable and efficient system solutions.


Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 leverages connectivity and autonomous operation to create robust industrial IoT applications. Intel® FPGA and SoC FPGA industrial automation solutions enable industrial system designers to reduce costs and time to market significantly for factory automation system designs.

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Industrial Machine Vision

Smart vision solutions must address applications on the edge, at the fog level, and finally in the cloud. This encompasses the use of image databases created offline by deep learning algorithms as well as video analytics that must achieve high levels of accuracy and perform in real time. Intel® FPGA and SoC FPGA solutions provide a rapid development path with the flexibility to adapt to evolving challenges and solutions for a wide range of video and intelligent vision applications.

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Smart Energy

Designing smart grid automation equipment and renewable energy sources is far from simple. With a single Intel® FPGA or SoC FPGA, you can better meet evolving standards for your design while increasing performance and scalability demands for mission-critical system functions like the control loop, grid communications, network redundancy, and security.

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FPGA Use Cases and Demo Videos

Edge Intelligence Demo

Video from SPS 2019 showcasing EXOR's Edge Intelligence Demo with Intel® FPGAs where an edge-automation node performs orchestrations and edge-cloud interface for smart factories. This demo features devices across the Intel portfolio, including Cyclone® V SoC FPGA, Intel Atom® processor, and Intel® Movidius™ VPU.

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Edge Compute for Robot Controls

In TTTech's Edge Compute for robot control demo from SPS 2019, TTTech uses an Intel® FPGA in their Nerve system to connect a robot to a cloud-based management system for real-time workload consolidation and the ability to create and deploy workloads remotely.

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Predictive Maintenance by Flex

Predictive maintenance and intelligent automation by Flex using Intel® FPGA. Watch this customer testimonial to see how Flex is using an FPGA as the brain of their system by creating Xander.

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FPGA-Based Functional Safety Case Study by Yaskawa

Yaskawa Electric selected multiple Intel FPGAs for use in its YRC1000 robot controller. The company also cut the amount of work needed for functional safety certification by adopting Intel’s IEC 61508-certified Functional Safety Data Package.

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Veridify Solves Security Challenges for Connected Buildings

Learn how Veridify leverages Intel’s programmable solutions to future-proof security for building automation systems.

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Accelerating innovation with devices, tools, and IP.


Includes documentation regarding devices, IP Cores, white papers, and reference designs.

Intel® FPGA Design Services

Accelerate your time to market now with the Intel® FPGA turn-key video & vision design services.

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Intel® FPGA Industry Applications

Learn how to leverage these application solutions to help meet your design challenges.

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Intel® FPGA and Programmable Devices

Learn how these powerful devices can be customized to accelerate key workloads and enable design engineers to adapt to emerging standards or changing requirements.

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