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Intel® FPGA Technology Day (IFTD) 2021, the four-day event virtually hosted across the globe, has wrapped.

All keynotes, sessions, and demos are available on demand. Join Intel experts and partners to learn how Intel® FPGAs, SmartNICs, and Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs) drive innovation via a full catalogue of Cloud, Networking, Embedded, and Product Technology sessions, with new additions released throughout 2022.

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Shannon Poulin

Corporate Vice President
General Manager
Programmable Solutions Group
Data Center & AI Group
Intel Corporation

Patrick Dorsey

Vice President
General Manager
FPGA & Power Products Group
Programmable Solutions Group
Data Center & AI Group
Intel Corporation

Jim Dworkin

General Manager
Cloud & Enterprise Acceleration Division
Programmable Solutions Group
Data Center & AI Group
Intel Corporation

Rina Raman​

Vice President & General Manager
Embedded Acceleration Division
Programmable Solutions Group
Data Center & AI Group
Intel Corporation

Mike Fitton​

Vice President & General Manager
Network Business Division
Programmable Solutions Group
Data Center and AI Group
Intel Corporation

Deepali Trehan​

Vice President
General Manager
Data Center & AI Group
Programmable Solutions Group Product Marketing
Intel Corporation

December 6​ (9:00am PST) - Technology

  • Opening Remarks: Shannon Poulin
    9:00am – 9:10am
  • FPGAs for a Data Centric World
    ​9:10am – 9:20am

    Patrick Dorsey​
    Advances in cloud infrastructure, networking, and computing at edge are accelerating. Flexibility is key to keeping pace with the transforming world. Learn about innovations developed and launched in 2021 along with new Intel FPGA products that address key market transitions.
  • Sessions
  • Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs Deliver Performance/Watt Leadership

    Agilex FPGAs built using Intel’s 10nm super fin technology, deliver an average of 50% higher performance and 40% lower power relative to prior generations. These innovations have resulted in 2X higher core fabric performance/watt leadership over competing 7nm FPGAs. This represents the largest ever gen-to-gen improvement in performance and power efficiency for Intel FPGAs. In addition, Agilex also delivers the second generation of disaggregated architecture, Intel’s first CXL coherency with Xeon, 116G transceivers, and the industry’s first and only FPGA core fabric to natively support both BFLOAT16 and TensorFloat32 numeric formats.

  • Intel Leadership with the Next Gen 224G Transceiver

    This session will highlight Intel’s next generation 224G FPGA transceiver technology, followed by a live demo of the world’s first 224G PAM4 transceiver test chip. ​

  • Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs 116 Gbps-PAM4-LR Transceiver Overview 

    The world’s first and fastest 116G PAM4 transceiver makes its debut on Intel Agilex I-Series FPGAs. Designed and built on Intel’s advanced 10nm SuperFin technology, 116G PAM4 transceivers are capable of meeting the needs of existing and emerging connectivity standards. Together with 400G Ethernet and OTN protocols, I-Series FPGAs are ideal for wired, networking, data center, and cloud applications.

  • Nios® V: RISC-V-Based Processors for Intel® FPGAs

    Intel Nios® V soft processors are based on the open-source RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture. In this session, we will provide an overview of the first of the Nios V processor series, the Nios V/m. We will also talk about the hardware and software development flows using Nios V. Finally, you’ll learn about the growing Nios V ecosystem to help you get your design to market faster. ​

  • Using Intel® eASIC™ Devices to Optimize Cost and Power of Your FPGA Design

    Performance needs are increasing. Thermal budgets are being driven lower. Algorithms were changing but are becoming optimized. For many markets, these three realities are driving the need for hardened custom logic solutions. These challenges must be addressed within a fixed time window to gain first mover advantages and optimize total cost of ownership. Only Intel offers developers a full range of silicon solutions to optimize platforms for performance, cost, power, flexibility, and time-to-market – from Intel Xeon processors to purpose-built ASICs. ​

  • Demos
  • 116G Transceivers

    Intel is leading the FPGA industry through its world’s first 116 Gbps-PAM4-LR transceiver which has demonstrated flexibility, scalability, and excellent power and performance for bandwidth-intensive and reach-flexible applications ​

  • All Hardware Logic Storage & Network IP Core Series

    Design Gateway provides storage IP cores, network offloading IP cores and application-specific IP cores that take full advantage of Intel FPGAs performance. Introducing high-speed IP cores that are all hardwired logic, no CPU required, simple interface, proven to work on the real FPGA boards. ​

  • Performance & Advantages of Intel® Agilex™ FPGA for Storage & Networking IP Core solutions

    Intel® Agilex™ FPGA offer most advance and unique features which makes it possible to implement the high-end 4CH NVMe PCIe Gen4 RAID systems and TOE 100GbE in single device. This presentation will show you how Design Gateway IP Cores take advantage of Intel® Agilex™ FPGA for Storage & Networking solutions. ​

December 7​ (9:00am PST) - Cloud and Enterprise

  • Data Center Acceleration
    ​9:00am – 9:10am​

    Jim Dworkin​
    ​ The cloud is changing. Disaggregation improves data center performance and scalability but requires new tools to keep things optimized. Intel FPGA smart infrastructure enables smarter applications to make the internet go fast!​
  • Sessions
  • Accelerating Open vSwitch with Live Migration NVME with IPU C5000X-PL

    Intel’s first generation IPU platform is here. Infrastructure acceleration optimizes workload performance by offloading the CPU with specialized FPGA based hardware accelerators. In this session, we’ll walk you through several workload acceleration examples:​

    • Open vSwitch​
    • NVMeoF (RoCEv2)​
    • OFED RDMA​
    Join us to learn how Intel IPUs lead the charge in Data Center infrastructure acceleration.

  • Storage Infrastructure Acceleration for the Data Center of the Future (DCOF)

    A critical component of the Data Center is the storage, traditionally responsible for low latency, efficient, and reliable data retention. As the disaggregated data center becomes reality, storage nodes are being asked to do more with the data in efforts to optimized processing and network resources. In this session, you’ll learn about modern smart storage architectures and the Intel technologies that make it all possible.

  • Building Domain Specific FPGA Platforms using Intel® OFS for oneAPI Applications

    Building custom hardware platforms can be laborious. Even more so when a new Board Support Package (BSP) is needed for every single platform. That’s where Intel OFS simplifies BSP creation by abstracting the process to high-level flows like OpenCL and oneAPI. Follow Hitek Systems as they leverage OFS to develop their Agilex based PCIe accelerator card.

  • Early Enablement of Custom Platform Development in Red Hat Enterprise Linux​ 

    Upstreaming drivers to the Linux kernel is an ideal solution for developers to get native support from their software vendors, such as Red Hat. However, product timelines, resources, or bandwidth constraints might demand an intermediate solution. That's where the community driven backport driver created with the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® operating system comes in. Join this session to learn more about how you can get your custom platform development enabled today for Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs, Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs, and future Intel® FPGA device families.​

  • Demos
  • Video Analytics Solution with FPGA Accelerated AI Inferencing

    Megh Computing will demonstrate its Video Analytics Solution (VAS) supporting various use cases for the protection of people and assets to reduce risk and optimize processes in smart buildings and smart factories. The application includes a visualization layer for customized dashboards and alerts and notifications. Examples of use cases include:

    • Intrusion Detection to detect any object or person entering a keep-out zone
    • Loiter Detection to identify people spending too much time in certain areas
    • People Occupancy to count people entering or leaving a room or area of interest
    • PPE Compliance including detecting face masks, hard hats, etc

  • Running Beamforming Designs on Intel FPGAs Using oneAPI Toolkits

    This session will showcase the implementation of a Minimum Variance Distortionless Response (MVDR) Beamformer design that is implemented using Intel FPGAs and Intel oneAPI Toolkits. This smart antenna applications depicts an adaptive beamforming technique used to cancel interfering signals (placing nulls) and produce or steer a strong beam toward the target signal according to the calculated weight vectors. Developers will get an insight on the design and architectural implementations to allow packet processing and beamforming within the FPGA device kernels as well as the Board Support Package (BSP) and platform specific changes required to enable the utilization of IO Channels (streaming data directly from Ethernet). The session will also feature a recorded demo that leverages MATLAB to generate input signals that are routed to the FPGA to demonstration the beamforming capabilities using the Intel Agilex FPGA.

  • Technical Introduction for Axonerve IP (table look up engine)

    This presentation will introduce the Axonerve IP (table look up engine) technology. The presentation will cover the development concept and features of Axonerve technology, as well as the implementation experience on Intel FPGA and PAC boards. In addition, application examples in the target market of communication/networking and future development for cloud computing will be introduced.

  • Accelerating Lightbits Disaggregated NVME-over-TCP Storage with Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs

    Lightbits LightOS is the premier software-defined disaggregated NVMe-over-TCP storage solution for cloud data centers, providing high performance storage that is easy to consume with independent scaling of storage and compute. Lightbits uses Agilex FPGAs to accelerate storage processing including data services such as compression, data protection, and inline encryption. With Agilex FPGAs, Lightbits keeps latency low and performance high while enjoying the flexibility to rapidly prototype and deliver new functionality to customers.

  • Intel FPGAs Drive Adoption of NVMe Computational Storage Solutions

    Ecosystem partners Eideticom and Bittware will highlight the value proposition of Computational Storage Processors (CSP) based on Agliex™ FPGAs. The demo will showcase Eideticom’s NoLoad® CSP transparent compression demo on Bittware’s Agilex™ FPGA Modules. It will also highlight how such acceleration is being standardized at the device level for the first time, enabling a new level of adoption for workloads in Data analytics & AI, Networking & Security, HPC, ML, etc.

December 8​ (9:00am PST) - Embedded

  • Smart Embedded Solutions Accelerating the Market transformation
    ​9:00am – 9:10am

    Rina Raman​
    ​ As performance and latency continue to dictate compute’s migration to the edge, Intel FPGAs provide the workload consolidation and optimization required with software defined solutions enabled by a vast and growing partner ecosystem. ​
  • Sessions
  • New Intel® FPGA Silicon and Software Solutions for 4K, 8K Video Applications 

    In this session, you will learn about how Agilex™, Intel’s latest family of high-end FPGAs, is enabling more compact, power and performance-optimized solutions to 4K and 8K video processing applications. You will also learn about Intel PSGs newest video and vision software solutions, including a new suite of 20+ in-house video and vision processing IP cores, new connectivity IP solutions for HDMI, DP, SDI, and HDCP, and how Intel is leveraging an in-house design services team to assist you in getting to market as soon as possible with your very own custom video application.

  • Simplify AV Connectivity by Intopix

    The new JPEG XS ISO standard specifies a compression technology for high quality video transport. Intel has a complete FPGA evaluation platform for this standard based on the Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX device: an easy way to implement JPEG XS for your embedded video and image processing application. In this session, we will explain JPEG XS advantages in quality, latency, and complexity and then demonstrate how FPGA developers can use our kit to easily evaluate JPEG XS and assess if it is the right technology for their video application requirements. ​

  • Connecting the Edge for a Sustainable Future

    Intel has developed a complete FPGA-based cloud to edge solution with our partner Microsoft. This Azure certified device makes it easy to develop intelligent, highly scalable IoT products that can collect, analyze and react to data without much complexity. Analog Devices has enabled this platform to ingest and aggregate data from an almost limitless number of sensors. ​

    The Small Grants Programme, a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), look towards the technology of Intel, Microsoft, and Analog Devices in Terasic’s design contest to bring innovative minds together to solve real-world sustainability challenges. Join us as team or follow along the most remarkable designs by visiting ​

  • Enabling the Industrial Digital Transformation with Intel® FPGAs

    Intel FPGAs power critical manufacturing applications through a diverse portfolio of production-ready solutions. Join us to explore the pre-built solutions that enable Intel and its partner ecosystem to turn Smart Factories into a reality.

  • Intel FPGA Solutions for Test and Measurement Applications

    This session will walk you through the value propositions that Intel FPGAs bring for your test and measurement applications. You will learn what relevant FPGA products can be leveraged to address various applications including ATE systems, RF instruments and scopes and the latest communication protocol testers.

  • Advantages of FPGAs for ASIC Prototyping and Emulation

    As ASICs becoming increasingly complex, more advanced tools are needed to develop them. FPGAs have long been used as ASIC development platforms, largely due to flexibility and the ability to keep up with advancing standards in connectivity. In this session, you’ll learn how the Stratix® 10 GX 10M FPGA combined with Quartus® Prime Software are ideal for advanced ASIC prototyping and emulation. ​

  • Heterogeneous Multichip Packaging meets demands of tough Mil/Aero Design (US Only)

    The challenging geo-political climate has created an increased demand for domestically manufactured products. With the ability to produce smaller, lighter, and lower power state-of-the-art chips, Intel is in a unique position to offer products and services that will benefit defense companies. Our domestic foundry investment benefits both present and future MAG customers, and we’d like to share the work we are doing around heterogenous packaging on US Soil with the US Government, Intel eASIC structured ASIC devices, and Intel’s heterogenous FPGA and Xeon based MCP modules. ​

  • Exor Edge AI

    The EXOR Edge eXware 707AI and eX710AI are rugged and compact devices designed to optimize AI machine learning with Intel VPUs and FPGAs. It uses EXOR EDGE AI to automatically detect defects and notify operators of anomalies for management and classification, helping to reduce labor costs and improve ROI. ​

  • Xiphera FPGA-Based Security Solutions for Mission Critical Markets

    Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) have several advantages in security designs, including higher security levels, better performance, lower total cost of ownership, and crypto agility. A case study based on TLS 1.3 client side IP core by Xiphera running on Intel Cyclone V FPGA is presented. ​

  • TTTech TSN IP Switch Core Solutions for Intel FPGAs

    Why is TSN used, what does TTTech offer to build TSN networks with a focus on the TSN IP Switch Core for FPGA. Further information on TSN network configuration and how customers can start to evaluate TSN technology or/and start developing TSN systems. ​

December 9​ (9:00am PST) - Networking

  • 5G – The Need for End-to-End Programmability​
    ​9:00am – 9:10am

    Mike Fitton​
    The evolution of 5G continues to push the performance to power envelop, requiring market leaders to adapt or be replaced. Solutions for 5G and beyond will require scalable and programmable portfolios to meet evolving standards and use cases.​
  • Sessions
  • vRAN Acceleration with Intel® N6000 Acceleration Development Platform (Arrow Creek)

    As 5G deployments continue to rollout, the shift to Open RAN is necessary to meet demand. To improve time to market, Intel released FlexRAN reference software to efficiently implement wireless access workloads on Intel Xeon scalable processors. In this session, you’ll learn how Intel’s N6000 Acceleration Development Platform, an Intel Agilex FPGA-based SmartNIC, provides even greater scale for vRAN deployments - supporting more cell sites, and integrating a wide range of fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul connectivity for PCIe slot-limited servers.

  • E2E vRAN/ORAN Solutions on Intel® FPGAs

    Winston Neweb Corporation (WNC) produces E2E 5G vRAN/Open RAN solutions for telco service providers on IA and the leading 10nm technology product family. This session showcases WNCs latest generation commercial off the shelf (COTS) platform on 5G, including DU and CU servers (Intel ICX-SP and ICX-D based), next-generation programmable accelerators (Arrow Creek/N6000), and 5GNR O-RU. 5GNR O-RU was developed on FlexRAN architecture, delivering an ORAN compliant 5GNR network with the best performance and highest power efficiency while reducing the TCO for operators.

  • Simplifying Networking Development with P4

    FPGAs are used extensively in network switches and routers for packet-processing but programming FPGAs requires experienced engineers writing RTL code. Designed for software programmers, P4 removes the RTL barrier to entry, improving engineering productivity while achieving high quality results.​

  • MoSys Accelerators for Intel® FPGAs

    MoSys’ Virtual Accelerator Engine family includes Stellar Packet Classification platform IP which leverages the P4 language and the Graph Memory Engine (GME) to search and classify packet headers as an alternative to TCAM functions. This session will provide IP performance details, target markets, and use cases

    Session also covers a short overview of the MoSys Memory and Accelerator Engine IC’s, which can be attached to an FPGA to augment FPGA memory or add accelerators to handle such things as network telemetry, statistics and trTCM – Two Rate Three Color Marker metering capabilities ​

  • Demos
  • Small Cell Development Platform

    Intel and Analog Devices are introducing a flexible, easy to set up radio development platform for your Open RAN design projects. This highly capable platform is ideally suited for jumpstarting your 5G Small Cell, or Macro Cell project. With up to 200MHz signal bandwidth, it delivers all the performance with low power to optimize your Transmit subsystem performance. With Intel and ADI’s technologies, you have a foundation of market leading, high performance, low power technology for your next 5G radio program. ​

  • IBEX Evaluation Data of High Speed Clock Frequency of Intel® Agilex® FPGAs

    We integrated our in-house H.264 decoder IP to Agilex FPGA and evaluated the clock frequency. The IP includes CABAC(Context-Based Adaptive Binary Arithmetic Coding) and it is one of the best algorithm to evaluate device performance. We would like to inform you of how superior the Agilex performance is compared to Arria or Stratix series. ​

  • Closing Thoughts: Deepali Trehan
    ​11:10am – 11:15am
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