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10CL080YU484I7G: A Cyclone 10 LP FPGA Device

Intel, one of the manufacturers of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) and an array of other programmable devices, is in the news again with the 10CL080YU484I7G. This is one of the FPGAs by the manufacturer, optimized for the low-power and low-cost devices.

An outstanding feature of the 10CL080YU484I7G is its cross-industry optimization, permitting the usage across several market segments. Read this article to the end to find out every other thing you need to know about this FPGA device.

The Cyclone 10 LP Background

It is not out of place for manufacturing companies to name their devices according to the performances. The 10CL080YU484I7G takes the same path, fulfilling the expectations of the devices categorized under the Intel Cyclone 10 LP family.

According to the manufacturer (Intel), this device family is meant to fill the gaps created by the absence of low-cost and low-static power for the cost-sensitive applications. Thus, 10CL080YU484I7G is an FPGA device manufactured for use with the cost-centric electronic devices or applications requiring a fair balance of static power and cost-optimization.

Properties of the 10CL080YU484I7G: What Makes it Outstanding


Below are some of the properties we have identified in this Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) device:

Mounting StyleSurface Mount Technology (SMT)
Type of PackagingTray
Total Numbers of RAM Bits2810880
Number of Input & Output (I/O) Pins289
Total Number of Logic Array Blocks (LABs)5,079
Operating Temperature RangeBetween -40˚C and 100˚C
Number of Logic Cells/Elements81,264
Supply Voltage (maximum)1.2 volts
Moisture SensitivityYes
Type of Package/Case484-FBGA

Important Points to Note about 10CL080YU484I7G’s Package

The package or the case covering a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) influences the protection of the internal circuit components.

10CL080YU484I7G uses the 484-FBGA package or case. Here are the things you need to know about it:

Understanding how the Fine Ball Gate Array Works

Fine Ball Gate Array (FBGA), for that is the full name of the 10CL080YU484I7G’s case, is a type of chip carrier or surface-mount packaging, specifically used for Integrated Circuits (ICs). It is a part of the broader Ball Grid Array (BGA) package, which offers improved performance and a flexible pin interconnection for ICs.

On its part, the Fine Ball Gate Array (FBGA) is majorly used when working on the System-on-a-Chip (SOIC) designs. It is also used when working on Integrated Circuits (ICs), that require thinner contacts or pin connections.

The 484-FBGA Package

Now, we are going to talk about the major case for the 10CL080YU484I7G. It is called the 484-FBGA.

The case is primarily used with Integrated Circuits (ICs) that are based on general-purpose microprocessors, and which operate at extremely high speeds.

Advantages of 10CL080YU484I7G’s 484-FBGA Package/Case

Besides the improved speed, the package also has several other benefits to offer. Here are some of them:

Reduced Signal Distortion

Signals are to be transmitted through the Integrated Circuits (ICs) and being the case protecting the ICs, the case needs to be out of the way for the signals to transmit effectively.

Not all IC cases or packages can guarantee that, but the 484-FBGA does. It is able to process signals effectively because of the low-inductance leads. These leads aid in giving the target consumer electronic circuits a higher electrical performance.

Generally, the varieties of Ball Grid Array (BGA) cases/packages tend to have a lower inductance leads. These leads are primarily designed to lower the inductance, which is a property that potentially affects electronic signal transmissions in consumer electronic devices.

Now that the 484-FBGA package uses a low-inductance lead, the chances of electronic signal distortion are reduced to the barest minimum.

The Intel Cyclone 10 LP FPGA Family

10CL080YU484I7G belongs to the Intel Cyclone 10 LP family of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

We want to delve into more details about how the FPGAs under this family are programmed.

1. Versatile FPGA Software

Besides the effectiveness of the architecture, one of the additional factors to consider when choosing an FPGA platform is the software’s versatility.

10CL080YU484I7G’s software is versatile and can be used by a variety of users. Called the Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition Software, it makes configuring the Cyclone 10 LP devices easier for the following class of users:

  • Students who are new to FPGA programming.
  • Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) designers looking to take-on advanced design challenges.
  • Designers who are familiar with the Intel Nois II processor.

2. Support for Multiple I/Os

Input and Output (I/O) ports form a part of the core attributes of a Field Programmable Gate Array’s property.

10CL080YU484I7G’s Cyclone 10 LP family supports several General-Purpose Input and Output (I/O) pins. Examples of the supported I/O pins are:

  • On-Chip Termination (OCT)
  • Multiple I/O standards support
  • A combination of emulated LVDS and LVDS receivers and transmitters.
  • Programmable I/O properties.

3. Support for Multiple Packages

10CL080YU484I7G’s Cyclone 10 LP family of FPGAs also supports several packages. You can pick either the Fine Ball Gate Array (FBGA) or any of the following:

  • Micro FineLine Ball Gate Array (MBGA)
  • Enhanced Thin Quad Flat Pack (EQFP)
  • Ultra FineLine Ball Grid Array (UBGA)

4. SEU Mitigation

Although Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) can be easily placed beneath the surfaces of the target consumer electronics, they are not entirely easy to configure. Design iterations and challenges like SEU may crop up, thus, reducing the chances of making the most out of the design.

That informs the reason for the SEU mitigation properties of the Intel Cyclone 10 LP FPGAs. These Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) mitigate the SEU design challenge by detecting the same both during the operation and configuration of the consumer electronics.

5. High-Density Area

Depending on the application and the Integrated Circuits’ (ICs) specifications, the size or space of the board may vary. If you are working on a consumer electronic device with high-density requirements, it makes sense to use a corresponding architecture.

10CL080YU484I7G’s high-density area perfectly serves that purpose, because of the support for multiple General-Purpose I/Os (GPIOs), programmable gates, and on-board resources.


10CL080YU484I7G is an Intel Cyclone 10 LP FPGA designed for the high-density-centric applications, while packing a mix of components, chip-to-chip interfacing and compatibility with several IC markets.

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