Intel Introduces eASIC N5X for 5G, AI, Cloud and Edge Workloads

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Intel announced a new, customizable solution for 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud and edge workloads. The new Intel® eASIC N5X is the first structured eASIC family with an Intel® FPGA compatible hard processor system. The Intel eASIC N5X helps customers migrate their custom logic and designs using the embedded hard processor in the FPGA to structured ASICs.

Dave Moore, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group said, “The potential for data to transform industries and business has never been greater. The announcement of the new Intel eASIC N5X uniquely positions our customers to more fully benefit from the flexibility and time-to-market advantages of Intel FPGAs with the performance benefits and lower operating power of structured ASICs. The combination of FPGA, eASIC and ASIC products from Intel enables customers to take advantage of this potential by providing what we call the ‘custom logic continuum,’ and is a capability not available from any other vendor in the market”.

FPGAs offer the best time-to-market advantage and highest flexibility for customer designs, while ASICs and structured ASIC devices provide the best hardware-optimized performance at lowest power and cost. The programmability of FPGAs helps customers quickly develop hardware for their specific workloads and evolve over time.

The new innovative Intel eASIC N5X devices deliver up to 50% lower core power and lower cost compared to FPGAs, while providing faster time to market and lower non-recurring engineering costs compared to ASICs. Intel eASIC N5X provides a secure device manager adapted from the Intel® Agilex™ FPGA family, including secure boot, authentication, and anti-tamper features.

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