Intel has unveiled its latest field programmable gate array (FPGA) transceivers designed to address bandwidth-intensive applications such as data centers and high-speed 5G networks.
Called the Agilex 7 FPGAs with F-Tile, the devices allow for transceiver performance up to 116 gigabit per second (Gbps) and hardened 400 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) intellectual property (IP).
The FGPA series is built on Intel’s 10 nanometer SuperFin process technology and has flexibility to create a custom chip design suited to specific needs. This includes multiprotocol capabilities and support combined with fast data rates to allow for new connectivity options in a single device.
The applications could include optical networking, data centers, broadcast studios, medical testing facilities and naturally 5G networks.
According to Intel, the need for these devices comes as growing bandwidth issues are emerging in networking, cloud and embedded applications. These bandwidth-intensive applications include infrastructure processing units and compute-intensive applications.
The FPGAs double the bandwidth per channel compared to previous-generation Intel FPGAs and enables new products to increase data traffic at the same time reducing power and strict form-factor limitations.