Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA Features

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs deliver the highest performance along with the highest levels of system integration. Learn more about the unique capabilities and breakthrough advantages that Intel® Stratix® 10 devices deliver to enable next-generation, high-performance systems in a wide-range of applications below.

Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture

To address the challenges presented by next-generation systems, Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs feature the new Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture, which delivers 2X the clock frequency performance and up to 70% lower power compared to previous-generation, high-end FPGAs.1

Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture Overview White Paper

Learn how the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture for Intel® Stratix® 10 devices delivers breakthroughs for next-generation systems.

Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture Benefits


Higher Throughput

  • Leverage 2X core clock frequency performance to obtain throughput breakthroughs.

Greater Design Functionality

  • Use faster clock frequencies to reduce bus widths and reduce intellectual property (IP) size, freeing up additional FPGA resources to add greater functionality.

Improved Power Efficiency

  • Use reduced IP size—enabled by the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture—to consolidate designs spanning multiple devices into a single device, thereby reducing power by up to 70% versus previous-generation devices.

Increased Designer Productivity

  • Boost performance with less routing congestion and fewer design iterations using Hyper-Aware design tools.
  • Obtain greater timing margin for more rapid timing closure.

The Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture introduces additional bypassable registers everywhere throughout the FPGA fabric. These additional registers, called Hyper-Registers, are available on every interconnect routing segment and at the inputs of all functional blocks. Hyper-Registers enable three key design techniques to achieve the 2X core performance increase:

  • Fine grained Hyper-Retiming to eliminate critical paths.
  • Zero latency Hyper-Pipelining to eliminate routing delays.
  • Flexible Hyper-Optimization to achieve the best performance.

When you use these techniques in your design, the Hyper-Aware design tools automatically use the Hyper-Registers to achieve maximum core clock frequency.

Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture in Intel® Stratix® 10 Devices

Learn About Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture Features

Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture Hardware Design White Paper

Learn how the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture innovations help designers achieve their performance goals.

Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture Design Software White Paper

Learn how the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture design software innovations reduce design iterations and increase designer productivity for fast time to market.

Optimize Designs with the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture

The Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture enables three key design techniques to achieve 2X performance: Hyper-Retiming, Hyper-Pipelining, and Hyper-Optimization. Read the Intel® Stratix® 10 device High-Performance Design Handbook to learn how to combine these performance optimization techniques to achieve the highest clock frequencies in Intel® Stratix® 10 devices.

Intel® Stratix® 10 High-Performance Design Handbook

Start Designing with the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture Today

The Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture leverages the Hyper-Aware design flow. This flow incorporates the innovative Fast Forward Compile feature that allows designers to perform rapid design performance exploration and attain breakthrough levels of performance.

The Fast Forward Compile feature is available today, so you can start designing with the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture for Intel® Stratix® 10 devices. Contact your sales representative to obtain a license.

Contact your local sales representative about evaluating the Fast Forward Compile feature.

Watch the Fast Forward Compile Feature Demo Video

Watch this demo video about the Fast Forward Compile feature for Intel® Stratix® 10 device designs. This video shows you how the Fast Forward Compile feature provides innovative performance exploration capabilities and implement the three key design optimizations for the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture, including:

  • How to overcome retiming restrictions to enable Hyper-Retiming.
  • How to optimize designs to implement Hyper-Pipelining.
  • How to identify and overcome performance bottlenecks for Hyper-Optimization.
  • Watch video

Register for Training on the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture

Intel offers instructor-led training and online training courses covering design optimization techniques to extract the maximum performance from your design using the Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture.

Register now to schedule instructor-led training or to View free online training now.

Heterogeneous 3D System-In-Package Integration

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs leverage heterogeneous 3D system-in-package (SiP) technology to integrate a monolithic FPGA core fabric with 3D SiP transceiver tiles and other advanced components in a single package. Read the Enabling Next-Generation Platforms Using Intel's 3D System-in-Package Technology White Paper (PDF).

Scalable and Flexible Solutions

Heterogeneous 3D SiP integration enables a scalable and flexible path to deliver multiple product variants that mix functionality and/or process nodes effectively within a single package.

Mixing Functionality and Process Nodes

Heterogeneous 3D SiP integration enables a number of major system-level benefits including:

  • High Performance: Heterogeneous integration provides a path to integrate higher bandwidth interface capabilities to meet the needs of 400-Gigabit to 1-Terabit systems.
  • Lower Power: Compared to discrete components on a PCB, heterogeneous integration reduces the amount of power spent on driving long interconnect to deliver an overall lower power solution.
  • Smaller Form Factor: By integrating discrete components in a single package, overall solution size can be decreased significantly including less board area used for routing.

Intel EMIB Packaging Technology for Intel® Stratix® 10 Devices

Intel’s patented Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology enables effective in-package integration of system-critical components, such as analog, memory, ASICs, CPU, and so on. EMIB technology offers a simpler manufacturing flow, compared to other in-package integration technologies. Additionally, EMIB eliminates the need to use through silicon vias (TSV) and specialized interposer silicon enabling a solution that offers higher performance, less complexity, and superior signal and power integrity. EMIB uses a small silicon chip embedded in the substrate to provide ultra-high density interconnect between die. Standard flip chip assembly connects power and user signals from the chip to package balls. This approach minimizes interference from core switching noise and crosstalk to deliver superior signal and power integrity.

For details on the specific implementation of this technology on the upcoming Intel® Stratix® 10 device family, see the Transceivers section.

Learn More About Heterogeneous 3D SiP Integration

Download this white paper to learn more about how Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs leverage heterogeneous 3D SiP integration to deliver performance, power, and form factor breakthroughs while providing greater scalability and flexibility. In addition, learn how Intel EMIB technology delivers a superior solution for multi-die integration.


Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs deliver a new era of transceiver technology with the introduction of innovative heterogeneous 3D system-in-package (SiP) transceivers. Transceiver tiles are combined with a monolithic programmable core fabric using system-in-package integration to address ever-increasing system bandwidth demands across virtually all market segments. Transceiver tiles enable the highest transceiver channel count FPGA without sacrificing ease-of-use.


Transceiver Tile Variants


L-Tile (17.4G)

PCIe* Gen3x16

H-Tile (28.3G)

PCIe* Gen3x16

E-Tile (30G/58G)


P-Tile (16G)
Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI)

PCIe* Gen4x16

Intel® Stratix® 10 Device Variants GX, SX GX, SX, TX, MX TX, MX DX
Maximum Transceivers per Tile* 24 24 24 20
Maximum Chip-to-Chip Data Rates(NRZ/PAM4) 17.4 Gbps/- 28.3 Gbps/- 28.9 Gbps/57.8 Gbps 16 GT/s/-
Maximum Backplane Data Rates(NRZ/PAM4) 12.5 Gbps/- 28.3 Gbps/- 28.9 Gbps/57.8 Gbps 16 GT/s/-
Insertion Loss at Maximum Data Rate Up to 18 dB Up to 30 dB Up to 35 dB Refer to PCIe Gen4 and UPI specs and conditions
Hard IP

PCIe* Gen1, 2, and 3 with x1, x4, x8, and x16 lane support

10G Fire Code FEC Hard IP

PCIe* Gen1, 2, and 3 with x1, x4, x8, and x16 lanes 

SR-IOV with

4 Physical functions and

2K Virtual functions

10G Fire Code FEC Hard IP

10/25/100 GbE MAC with RS-FEC and KP-FEC Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI)
PCIe* Gen1, 2, 3, and 4 with x1, x4, x8, and x16 lanes
SR-IOV with
8 Physical functions
2048 Virtual functions
Port bifurcation support for 2x8 Endpoint or 4x4 rootport
Transaction Layer (TL) bypass features
Configuration via Protocol (CvP) Initialization
Autonomous mode
Scalable IOV
Shared virtual memory
*Please refer to Intel® Stratix® 10 device Product Tables for exact number of transceivers available in a device & package combination.

Heterogeneous 3D SiP Advantages

Unprecedented Performance Highest Transceiver Count Family
  • Intel® Stratix® 10 GX and SX devices support data rates up to 28.3 Gbps, enabling mainstream protocols.
  • Intel® Stratix® 10 TX and MX devices support data rates up to 57.8 Gbps PAM4, enabling mainstream and future protocols including PAM4 support.
  • Intel® Stratix® 10 DX devices support PCIe* data rates up to 16 GT/s per lane and UPI data rates up to 11.2 GT/s, enabling mainstream and coherent connection to future select Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor.
  • Up to 144 full duplex channels.
  • Up to 6 Instances of PCI Express* (PCIe*) Gen3 with x16 hard IP.
  • Up to 4 instances of PCI Express* (PCIe*) Gen4 with x16 hard IP (P-Tile).
  • Up to 3 instances of Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI) hard IP.
  • Hard IP support: 100GE MAC and PHY, RS-FEC.
Flexibility and Scalability Ease of Use
  • Four different transceiver tiles capable of addressing the need of current and future protocol requirements.
  • Dual-mode transceivers allows the switching between PAM4 and NRZ modulation schemes.
  • Up to 16 GB of in package HBM2 DRAM memory at 512 Gbps.
  • Adaptive continuous time-linear equalization (CTLE) and adaptive decision feedback equalization (DFE) addresses the need of long reach applications.
  • Precision Signal Integrity Calibration Engine (PreSICE).
  • Both physical coding sublayer (PCS) and physical medium attachment (PMA) with dynamic reconfiguration capabilities.

Intel® Stratix® 10 Device Transceiver Highlights

Features Capability

Chip-to-chip data rates

Versatile data rates supporting a variety of industry standards. Intel® Stratix® 10 devices contain three channel types:

  • GX channels with data rates up to 17.4 Gbps.
  • GXT channels with data rates up to 28.3 Gbps.
  • GXE channels with data rates up to 57.8 Gbps.
  • GXP channels with data rates up to 16 Gbps.

Backplane support

Drive backplanes, including 10GBASE-KR and 802.3bj compliance, at data rates up to 58 Gbps without external re-timers.

Optical module support


Cable driving support

SFP+ Direct Attach, PCIe over cable, eSATA.

Transmit pre-emphasis

Transmit pre-emphasis and de-emphasis to compensate for system channel loss.

Adaptive Continuous Time-Linear Equalization (CTLE)

Adaptive linear equalization to compensate for system channel loss.

Adaptive Decision Feedback Equalization (DFE)

Fully adaptive DFE to equalize backplane channel loss in the presence of crosstalk and noisy environments.

Variable Gain Amplifier (VGA)

Broadband amplifier to maximize input dynamic range.

Intel® FPGA Digital Adaptive Parametric Tuning

All digital adaptation engine to adjust all link equalization parameters automatically—including CTLE, DFE, and VGA blocks—providing optimal link margin without intervention from user logic.

Precision Signal Integrity Calibration Engine (PreSICE)

Second-generation hardened calibration engine to calibrate all transceiver circuits quickly on power-up for optimal signal integrity performance.

ATX Transmit Phased Locked-Loop (PLL)

Ultra-low jitter LC (inductor-capacitor) transmits PLL with continuous tuning range from 1 Gbps to 30 Gbps to cover a wide range of standards and proprietary protocols.

Clock Mulitplier PLL (CMU PLL)

Ring oscillator-based transmit clock sources for multi-rate applications.

Fractional PLL

On-chip fractional frequency synthesizers to replace on-board crystal oscillators and reduce system cost.

Digitally-Assisted Hybrid Clock-Data Recovery (CDR)

Superior jitter tolerance with fast lock time with independent channel PLL.

On-Die Instrumentation—Eye Viewer and Jitter Margin Tool

Simplify board bring-up, debug, and diagnostics with non-intrusive, high-resolution eye monitoring (Eye Viewer).

Hard IP

Hardened PCIe* Gen1, 2, 3, 4 and with Gen4 x 16 support, 10/25/100GE MAC, PCS, RS-FEC, and KP-FEC.

Interconnect to CPUs, ASICs, and ASSPs

Targeting high-performance acceleration applications, increasingly used in Data Center, Networking, Cloud Computing, and Test & Measurement markets, Intel® Stratix® 10 DX FPGAs feature hard, and soft intellectual property blocks supporting both UPI and PCIe* Gen4 interfaces.

A low latency, high performance coherent interface is achieved when connecting the FPGA to selected Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors via Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI), while the non-coherent interface takes advantage of any PCIExpress* (PCIe) Gen4 capable device.

Detailed features of Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs interconnect solution:

  • Hard Intel UPI intellectual property blocks in Intel® Stratix® 10 devices, supporting Cache Agent, and Home Agent soft IP
  • Hard PCI Express Gen4 x16 intellectual property blocks, with features such as Endpoint and Root Port bifurcation modes, virtualization support for Single-Root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV), Virtual I/O device (VIRTIO), Intel® Scalable I/O Virtualization (Intel® Scalable IOV), and Transaction Layer bypass mode

External Memory Interfaces

Intel® Stratix® 10 devices provide memory interface support, including serial and parallel interfaces.

Parallel Memory Interfaces

Intel® Stratix® 10 devices offer parallel memory support up to 2,666 Mbps for DDR4 SDRAM and supports a wide range of other protocols shown below.

  • Hard memory controller delivers high-performance at low power including support for:
    • DDR4.
    • DDR3 / DDR3L.
    • LPDDR3.
  • Soft controller support delivers flexibility to support a wide range of memory interface standards including:
    • RLDRAM 3.
    • QDR II+ / QDR II + Xtreme / QDR IV.
    • Select Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory.

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Secure Device Manager

The Intel® Stratix® 10 device family introduces a new Secure Device Manager (SDM) available in all densities and device family variants. Serving as the central command center for the entire FPGA, the Secure Device Manager controls key operations, such as configuration, device security, single event upset (SEU) responses, and power management. The Secure Device Manager creates a unified, secure management system for the entire device, including the FPGA fabric, hard processor system (HPS) in SoCs, embedded hard IP blocks, and I/O blocks. Read the Intel® Stratix® 10 Secure Device Manager Provides Best-in-Class FPGA and SoC Security White Paper (PDF).

Key Services Provided by the SDM

Key Operation Description


  • Manages device startup in user mode.
  • Supports loading user configuration data.
  • Configuration bitstream decompression.


  • Provides security services to other modules.
  • Key encryption and authentication.
  • Bitstream decryption.
  • Tamper monitoring.
Single-Event Upset (SEU)
  • SEU detection and correction.
Power Management
  • Manages smart voltage ID operations.
  • Monitors critical power supplies.

Secure Device Manager Key Benefits

User-Configurable Boot Process

With a dedicated processor managing configuration, Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA users can control the configuration order of the core logic in the FPGA or SoC. You can also select whether the FPGA design or the processor application boots up first, and whether the first system manages the configuration control of the second. The Secure Device Manager allows greater flexibility and user-selected configuration control compared to previous-generation FPGAs and SoCs.

User-Scripted Response to SEU and Tamper Detection

You can control the FPGA or SoC responses to SEU and tamper detection, using a dedicated processor in the Secure Device Manager. Intel® Stratix® 10 devices also support user-scripted device erasure, where reactive data zeroization serves a security response.

Physically Unclonable Function for Key Material and Identity

Intel® Stratix® 10 devices enable user-access to a Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) that provides unique device fingerprinting for device identification. It also serves as a secure key material for device encryption and authentication.

Anti-Tamper Protection

Intel® Stratix® 10 devices include on-chip temperature sensors and device voltage rail monitors to detect tamper attacks on the FPGA or SoC. Additionally, the secure processor in the Secure Device Manager lets you update the configuration process. You can deploy a different configuration order or updated encryption processes in the field if a particular configuration process is found to be ineffective against the threat profile.

Advanced Key Management Schemes

You can select different keys to encrypt various sections of the FPGA core (sectors). You can also design different key handling procedures for keys at different security or sensitivity levels. A key can be used across multiple sectors or a single sector to reduce the vulnerability of the entire design.

Additionally, you can update/retire/replace keys in the user key space and generate keys to include public and private key pairs within the FPGA or SoC. Private keys are not revealed outside the Secure Device Manager.

Comprehensive and Hardened Encryption and Authentication

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs enable user-access to hard IP encryption and authentication accelerators. Supported accelerators include:

  • AES 256 Encrypt/Decrypt Accelerator.
  • SHA2 256/384 Accelerator.
  • ECDSA 256/384 Accelerator.

You can use these accelerators for configuration and reconfiguration processes and user-defined encryption and authentication processes post-configuration.

Some hard IP encryption and authentication accelerators may be subject to appropriate user licensing.

Advanced Device Management

The user and command authentication capabilities of the Secure Device Manager also enable a whole class of new secure device maintenance functions for the Intel® Stratix® 10 device family. These functions include:

  • Secure remote update (authenticated).
  • Secure return material authorization (RMA) of devices without revealing user keys.
  • Secure debug of designs and ARM* processor code.
  • Secure key management.

Secure Device Manager Block Diagram

Learn More

Download this white paper to learn how the Secure Device Manager enable Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs to deliver a security solution.


With Intel® Stratix® 10 devices, digital signal processing (DSP) designs can achieve up to 10 tera floating-point operations per second (TFLOPS) of IEEE 754 single-precision floating-point operations. This unprecedented degree of computational throughput is made possible by a hardened floating-point operators within each DSP block. It is initially introduced in the Intel® Arria® 10 device family and now extended to deliver an order of magnitude greater throughput in Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs. Read the Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA and SoC DSP backgrounder.

Intel® Stratix® 10 Device DSP Block: Standard-Precision Fixed Point

Intel® Stratix® 10 Device DSP Block: High-Precision Fixed Point

Intel® Stratix® 10 Device DSP Block: Single-Precision Floating Point

Unprecedented Performance

Intel® Stratix® 10 devices deliver up to 23 TMACs of fixed-point performance and up to 10 TFLOPS of IEEE-754 single-precision floating-point performance

Breakthrough Peformance per Watt Efficiency

In addition to high performance, Intel® Stratix® 10 devices can achieve power efficiency of up to 80 GFLOPS/Watt. This level of floating-point power efficiency is a significant innovation for the floating-point processing industry delivering performance at a fraction of the power of alternative computing elements.

Optimized and Integrated Design Entry

Designing with floating-point operations is achievable via a number of design flows including:

Learn More About DSP in Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs

Learn about DSP block architecture in Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs and the productivity benefits of hardened floating-point DSP blocks by downloading the DSP backgrounder.

Learn more about designing filters for high performance using Intel® Stratix® 10 devices.

AI Tensor Block

Using Intel® Stratix® 10 NX FPGA, AI acceleration designs can achieve up to 143 INT8/Block Floating Point 16 (Block FP16) TOPS/TFLOPS at ~1 TOPS/W or 286 INT4/Block Floating Point 12 (Block FP12) TOPS/TFLOPS at ~2 TOPS/W2. This computational throughput is made possible by a new type of AI-optimized computation block called the AI Tensor Block. The AI Tensor Block’s architecture contains three dot-product units, each of which has ten multipliers and ten accumulators, for a total of 30 multipliers and 30 accumulators within each block. The AI Tensor Block’s architecture is tuned for common matrix-matrix or vector-matrix multiplications used in a wide range of AI computations, with capabilities designed to work efficiently for both small and large matrix sizes.

Intel® Stratix® 10 NX FPGA AI Tensor Block

The AI Tensor Block multipliers have base precisions of INT8 and INT4 and support Block Floating Point 16 (Block FP16) and Block Floating Point 12 (Block FP12) numerical formats through shared-exponent support hardware. All additions or accumulations can be performed with INT32 or IEEE754 single-precision floating point (FP32) precision and multiple AI Tensor Blocks can be cascaded together to support larger matrices.

SEU Mitigation

Single-event upsets (SEUs) are rare, unintended changes in the state of internal memory elements caused by radiation effects. The change in state results in a soft error and there is no permanent damage to the device.

Intel® Stratix® 10 devices have intrinsically low upset rates as a result of the high SEU immunity provided by Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process. Additionally, Intel provides fine-grained capability for determining where an upset occurred in your design so you can design your system to have the appropriate response.

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs ensure high reliability and provides SEU mitigation capabilities.

  • Advanced SEU Detection (ASD).
    • Sensitivity processing.
    • Hierarchy tagging.
  • Fault injection.
    • Use to characterize and improve your designs.

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Hard Processor System

Building on Intel’s leadership in SoCs, Intel® Stratix® 10 SoCs include a next-generation hard processor system (HPS) to deliver the industry’s highest performance and most power-efficient SoCs. At the heart of the HPS is a highly efficient quad-core ARM* Cortex*-A53 processor cluster. This processor is optimized for ultra-high performance per watt, which reduces power consumption up to 50% over previous-generation SoC FPGAs. Additionally, the HPS includes a System Memory Management Unit, Cache Coherency Unit, a hard memory controller, and a rich feature set of embedded peripherals.

Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53-Based HPS

Intel® Stratix® 10 SoC Development Tools

The Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) featuring ARM* Development Studio* 5 (DS- 5*) supports Intel® Stratix® 10 SoCs, providing heterogeneous debug, profiling, and whole-chip visualization. The SoC EDS unifies all software debugging information from the CPU and FPGA domains and presents them in an organized fashion within the standard DS-5 user interface. The toolkit gives users an unprecedented level of debugging visibility and control that delivers substantial productivity gains.

To learn more, visit the Intel® Stratix® 10 SoC page.

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA Reference Links

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