Intel announced the new integrated circuit solution eASIC N5X, which promises power savings of up to 50 percent. The new Intel eASIC N5X family also promises a significant performance increase compared to FPGAs.
Intel, one of the largest technology companies in the world, officially announced the Intel eASIC Diamond Mesa structured ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) technology under the name “Intel eASIC N5X”, using the Diamond Mesa SOC technology that emerged at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year.
According to Intel’s statements, the Intel eASIC N5X is the industry’s newest and most capable structured ASIC family. According to the company, the new ASIC family both reduces power consumption, provides higher performance than FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays), and offers faster TTM than its counterparts.
The Intel eASIC N5X is the company’s first structured ASIC product to use the hard processor system and security features derived from Intel Agilex FPGA and compatible with it. The Intel eASIC N5X family leverages the secure device manager, which is also used in Intel Agilex FPGAs, for security features.
According to the official statement, core power consumption in Intel eASIC N5X can be up to 50% lower than Intel Agilex FPGA devices. This situation paves the way for designers to offer more performance with the same thermal solutions while strengthening their hand in the face of heating problems.
Intel’s new eASIC N5X family; It will serve in different areas of the industry such as 5G wireless base stations, cloud computing solutions, storage, artificial intelligence output processing. Intel hasn’t shared any more information about the eASIC N5X for now.