Intel has begun shipping its Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs, the only field programmable gate array (FPGA) with 58G PAM4 transceiver technology.
By integrating the FPGA with 58G PAM4 technology, Intel says that the Stratix 10 TX FPGAs can double the transceiver bandwidth performance when compared to traditional solutions. This bandwidth performance makes the Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs a candidate connectivity solution for next-generation use cases: optical transport networks, network function virtualization (NFV), enterprise networking, cloud service providers and 5G networks applications where high bandwidth is paramount.
Intel Stratix 10 TX FPGAs provide up to 144 transceiver lanes with serial data rates of 1 to 58 Gbps. This combination delivers a higher aggregate bandwidth than any current FPGA, enabling architects to scale to 100G, 200G and 400G delivery speeds. By supporting dual-mode modulation, 58G PAM4 and 30G NRZ, new infrastructure can reach 58G data rates while staying backward-compatible with existing network infrastructure.
Intel is shipping all Intel Stratix 10 FPGA family variants: Intel Stratix 10 GX FPGAs (with 28G transceivers), Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGAs (with embedded quad-core ARM processor), Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGAs (with HBM memory) and the Stratix 10 TX FPGAs (with 58G transceivers).
The Intel Stratix 10 FPGA family utilizes Intel's 14 nm FinFET manufacturing process and incorporates the latest in packaging technology, including EMIB.