ARM* Cortex*-A53 MPCore* Processor
Intel® Stratix® 10 SoCs that are manufactured on Intel’s 14 nm FinFET process technology, feature our third-generation hard processor system (HPS) based on a quad-core ARM* Cortex*–A53 MPCore* processor cluster. The hard processor system (HPS) also includes a deep feature set of peripherals and is combined with the ground-breaking Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture to create the industry's highest performance SoC FPGA product family.
ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* Processor
A dual-core ARM* Cortex*-A9 MPCore* processor is the heart of the Cyclone® V SoC FPGA, Arria® V SoC FPGA, and Intel® Arria® 10 SoC FPGA. All three devices make use of the same high-performance processor, but with increased clock speeds and performance in the Arria® V SoC FPGA and even more so in the Intel® Arria® 10 SoC FPGA. Because the three devices use essentially the same processor, the Cyclone® V SoC FPGA can effectively be used for early prototyping and software development for systems based on any of the three SoC variants.
Product Documentation and Support
The hardware design flow for the Intel® SoC FPGA includes configuring the hard processor system (HPS) and adding logic to the FPGA portion of the device. The Platform Designer (formerly Qsys), part of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software, performs both tasks. The Platform Designer (formerly Qsys) automatically generates an optimized network on a chip (NoC) within the FPGA, including interfaces to the HPS, to create a custom system on a chip (SoC).
SoC FPGAs leverage the rich ARM* embedded software ecosystem including operating systems, middleware, and software development tools.
- Learn more about the embedded software tools available for SoC FPGAs with the integrated ARM*-based hard processor systems (HPS)