iWave Launches iW-RainboW-G58M: Intel Agilex® 5 FPGA System on Module

iWave Systems
4 min readJan 29, 2024


iWave is excited to announce the launch of the iW-RainboW-G58M System on Module (SoM), powered by the Intel Agilex® 5 FPGA Series that extends the innovations of the Intel Agilex® FPGA portfolio to midrange FPGA applications. The Agilex® 5 SoM is built in a compact form factor of 60mm x 70 mm and is compatible with the Intel Agilex® 5 FPGA and SoC E-Series family and B32A package in two device variants:

  • Group A: A5E 065A/052A/043A/028A/013A SoC FPGA
  • Group B: A5E 065B/052B/043B/028B/013B/008B SoC FPGA

The Agilex® 5 System on Module is an ideal building block for equipment used in wireless communications, video/broadcast, and industrial test and measurement sectors. The SoM supports 24 transceivers up to 28 Gbps, a PCIe Gen 4 connectivity interface, and a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver. iWave is now shipping early samples of the Agilex® 5 System on Module and evaluation kit, which comes with complete user documentation, software drivers, and a board support package.

Intel Agilex® 5 FPGAs and SoCs enhanced the industry’s first AI tensor block from Intel’s previous AI-optimized FPGA for general purpose, mid-range FPGAs in Intel Agilex® 5 FPGAs, making them an ideal choice for edge AI applications. The Agilex® 5 FPGA features an asymmetric applications processor system consisting of dual Arm Cortex-A76 cores and dual Cortex-A55 cores that optimize the performance and power efficiency of their workloads.

Highlights of iW-RainboW-G58M:

  • Agilex® 5 E- Series family with B32A Package
  • Dual-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A76 up to 1.8 GHz
  • Dual-core 64-bit Arm Cortex-A55 up to 1.5 GHz
  • Up to 656K Logic cells
  • 32Bit 4GB LPDDR4 for HPS
  • Dual 32Bit 4GB LPDDR4 for FPGA
  • 32GB eMMC (Expandable)
  • 1Gb QSPI Configuration flash
  • Up to 2.5G Ethernet
  • 24 x transceivers up to 28Gbps
  • FPGA HSIO (Up to 48LVDS/96SE)
  • FPGA HVIO (Up to 100)
  • Compact Form Factor: 60mm x 70mm
  • Industrial-grade support
  • Agilex 5 Image
iW-RainboW-G58M: Agilex 5 System on Module

“Exciting to see the launch of the Intel Agilex® 5 FPGA, which extends the innovations of the Intel Agilex® FPGA portfolio to midrange FPGA applications, delivering high-efficiency AI and DSP functionality,” said Immanuel Rathinam, Vice President — System on Modules at iWave. “The Intel Agilex® 5 FPGA powered System on Module provides an optimal balance in performance and power for advanced image processing, 5G wired/wireless, and edge AI applications while accelerating customers’ time to market with reduced complexity and risk.”

“We are thrilled to see one of our long-term partners, iWave, become early adopters of the Intel Agilex 5 E-Series FPGA devices,” said Deepali Trehan, Vice President, DCAI General Manager, Marketing, Product and Programs Group. “With 1.6x better total performance per watt on the Agilex 5 E-Series compared to competing 16nm-based FPGAs, iWave iW-Rainbow-G58M System-on-Module (SoM) and carrier board provides rich features and flexibility to help our mutual customers develop their end solutions quickly and attain business success.”

iWave provides their customers with an evaluation kit with the latest software packages to expedite their evaluation and time to market.

The evaluation kit supports the following connectors and interfaces:

  • 2.5G Ethernet RJ45 MagJack
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 MagJack
  • PCIe Gen4 x4
  • 20-Pin PS Header: UART, SPI, GPIOs
  • USB3.0 + USB2.0 through Type-C
  • DP (2 lane)
  • FMC+, PMOD & QSFP+ Connector
  • Type-C USB connector for USB and JTAG
  • JTAG Connector
  • Agilex 5 Dev Kit
iW-RainboW-G58D: Agilex 5 Development kit
iW-RainboW-G58D: Agilex 5 Evaluation Kit

Click here for more details on the System on Module and Evaluation Kit.

iWave maintains a product longevity program that ensures the System on Modules are available for long periods of time (10+ years). iWave offers customers extensive technical support during the evaluation and product development phase, alongside ODM Design services such as carrier card design, thermal simulation, and ODM as a business model.

iWave is an embedded systems engineering and solutions company, designing solutions for the Industrial, Medical, Automotive, and Avionics vertical markets. Building on a core competency of embedded expertise since 1999, iWave boasts of an extensive portfolio of high-performance FPGA and SoC FPGA System on Modules and embedded computing platforms enabling customers in their product development journey. Learn more about iWave at www.iwavesystems.com.

If you have any queries, please contact mktg@iwavesystems.com.