Altera to make ARM cores on Intel process
Altera today announced that its Stratix 10 SoC devices, manufactured on Intel’s 14 nm finfet process, will incorporate a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex – A53 processor core.
The ARM Cortex-A53 processor is the first 64-bit processor used in an FPGA delivering virtualization support, 256TB memory reach and error correction code (ECC) on L1 and L2 caches.
Stratix 10 SoCs will have a programmable-logic performance level of more than 1GHz; two times the core performance of current high-end 28 nm FPGAs.
By standardizing on ARM processors across its three-generation SoC portfolio, Altera will offer software compatibility and a common ARM ecosystem of tools and operating system support.
Embedded developers will be able to accelerate debug cycles with Altera’s SoC Embedded Design Suite (EDS) with the ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Altera Edition toolkit – the FPGA-adaptive debug tool.
They will also be able to use Altera’s software development kit (SDK) for OpenCL to create heterogeneous implementations using the OpenCL high-level design language.