Altera / Intel® Arria® II GX and GZ Low Power 6G Transceiver FPGAs deliver substantial cost and power savings over competing devices, while providing high functionality for 6G transceiver-based applications. The 40nm Arria® II family includes the low cost FPGA with 6.375Gbps transceivers. The Arria® II GX FPGAs have up to 16 6.375Gbps transceivers, LVDS at 1.25Gbps, and support for 400MHz DD3. The Arria® II GZ FPGA offers up to 24 6.375-Gbps transceivers, more density and memory, and higher digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities than Arria® II GX FPGAs.
40-nm, low-power FPGA engine
High-performance digital signal processing (DSP) blocks up to 550MHz
Configurable as 9 x 9-bit, 12 x 12-bit, 18 x 18-bit, and 36 x 36-bit full-precision multipliers as well as 18 x 36-bit high-precision multiplier
Maximum system bandwidth
Up to 24 full-duplex clock data recovery (CDR)-based transceivers supporting rates between 600 Mbps and 6.375Gbps
Dedicated circuitry to support physical layer functionality for popular serial protocols
Complete PIPE protocol solution with an embedded hard IP block that provides physical interface and media access control (PHY/MAC) layer, Data Link layer, and Transaction layer functionality
Optimized for high-bandwidth system interfaces
Architectural power reduction techniques
Typical physical medium attachment (PMA) power consumption of 100mW at 3.125Gbps.
Advanced usability and security features
Parallel and serial configuration options
256-bit advanced encryption standard (AES) programming file encryption for design security with volatile and non-volatile key storage options
Low cost, easy-to-use development kits featuring high-speed mezzanine connectors (HSMC)
Emulated LVDS output support with a data rate of up to 1152Mbps