FPGA Boards

RedLinX offers a range of PCIe-based FPGA boards from BittWare, a leading designer and manufacturer of rugged and commercial FPGA computing systems that are ideal for a wide range of data center applications, including network processing and security, acceleration, storage, broadcast, and SigInt.

XUSP3SXilinx UltraScale 3/4-Length PCIe Board with Quad QSFP, DDR4, QDR-IV, and QDR-II+
XUSPL4Xilinx UltraScale Low-Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP and DDR4
XUSP3RXilinx UltraScale 3/4-Length PCIe Board with up to VU190, Quad QSFP, and 256 GBytes DDR4
A10PL4Altera Arria® 10 GT/GX Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP and DDR4
A10P3SAltera Arria® 10 GT/GX/SX 3/4-Length PCIe Board with Quad QSFP, DDR4, QDR-IV, and QDR-II+
A10PEDDual Altera Arria® 10 GT/GX/SX Full-Length PCIe Board with Dual 12x Avago Fiber Optic, QSFP, and HMC
A5-PCIe-LAltera Arria® V GZ Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP+ and DDR3, QDRII+, or RLDRAM3
A5-PCIe-SAltera Arria® V GZ Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual SFP+ and DDR3, QDRII+, or RLDRAM3
S5-PCIe-DSDual Altera Stratix® V GX/GS PCIe Board with Quad QSFP+, DDR3, QDRII+, and RLDRAM3
S5-PCIe-FAltera Stratix® V GX/GS PCIe Board with VITA 57 FMC Site
S5-PCIe-HQAltera Stratix® V GX/GS Half-Length PCIe Board with Dual QSFP+ / SFP+, DDR3, and QDRII+
BUN-OPENCL-xxxOpenCL Developer’s Bundle (Stratix V FPGA-based PCIe Board and Development Tools for OpenCL)

Click here for an overview of all FPGA & DSP products from Bittware (2.2 MB download).

This is an illustrative sample of the products we have available. Feel free to contact us at sales@redlinx·co·za for information on more options to meet your requirements.

XUSP3S: Xilinx UltraScale 3/4-Length PCIe Board with Quad QSFP, DDR4, QDR-IV, and QDR-II+

BittWare’s XUSP3S is a 3/4-length PCIe x8 card based on the Xilinx Virtex or Kintex UltraScale FPGA. The high-performance UltraScale devices provide increased system integration, reduced latency, and high bandwidth for systems demanding massive data flow and packet processing. The board offers flexible memory configurations supporting up to 64 GBytes of memory, sophisticated clocking and timing options, and four front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25) – including 100GbE. The XUSP3S also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform integration and management.

Key features:

  • Xilinx Virtex UltraScale 80/95/125/160/190 or Kintex UltraScale 115
  • Up to four PCIe x8 interfaces supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Four QSFP28 cages for 1x 400GbE, 4x 100GbE, 4x 40GbE, 16x 25GbE, or 16x 10GbE
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Timestamping support
  • Utility I/O: USB 2.0, serial expansion interface
  • Memory options:
    • up to 64 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 36 MBytes QDR-IV
    • Up to 144 MBytes QDR-II+

XUSPL4: Xilinx UltraScale Low-Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP and DDR4

BittWare’s XUSPL4 is a low-profile PCIe x8 card based on the Xilinx Virtex or Kintex UltraScale FPGA. The high-performance UltraScale devices provide increased system integration, reduced latency, and high bandwidth for systems demanding massive data flow and packet processing. The board offers up to 32 GBytes of memory, sophisticated clocking and timing options, and two front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25) – including 100GbE. The XUSPL4 also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform integration and management.

Key features:

  • Xilinx Virtex UltraScale 65/80/95 or Kintex UltraScale 95
  • Up to two PCIe x8 interfaces supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Two QSFP28 cages for 2x 100GbE, 2x 40GbE, 8x 25GbE, or 8x 10GbE
  • Memory: up to 32 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC (x72)
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Precision timestamping support
  • Utility I/O: USB 2.0

XUSP3R: Xilinx UltraScale 3/4-Length PCIe Board with up to VU190, Quad QSFP, and 256 GBytes DDR4

BittWare’s XUSP3R is a 3/4-length PCIe x8 card based on the Xilinx Virtex UltraScale FPGA. The high-performance UltraScale devices provide increased system integration, reduced latency, and high bandwidth for systems demanding massive data flow and packet processing. The board offers massive memory configurations supporting up to 256 GBytes of memory, sophisticated clocking and timing options, and four front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25) – including 100GbE. The XUSP3R also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform integration and management.

Key features:

  • Xilinx Virtex UltraScale 125/160/190
  • Up to four PCIe x8 interfaces supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Four QSFP28 cages for 1x 400GbE, 4x 100GbE, 4x 40GbE, 16x 25GbE, or 16x 10GbE
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Timestamping support
  • Utility I/O: USB 2.0, serial expansion interface
  • Memory options:
    • up to 256 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 72 MBytes QDR-IV
    • up to 288 MBytes QDR-II+

A10PL4: Altera Arria® 10 GT/GX Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP and DDR4

BittWare’s A10PL4 is a low-profile PCIe x8 card based on the Altera Arria 10 GT/GX FPGA. The Arria 10 boasts high densities and a power-efficient FPGA fabric married with a rich feature set including high-speed transceivers up to 28 Gbps, hard floating-point DSP blocks, and embedded Gen3 PCIe x8. The board offers over 32 GB of memory, sophisticated clocking and timing options, and two front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25) – including 100GigE. The A10PL4 also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management.

Key features:

  • Altera Arria 10 GT/GX FPGA
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Dual QSFP cages for 2x 100GigE, 2x 40GigE, or 8x 10GigE
  • Memory: up to 32 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC (x72)
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Timestamping support
  • Utility I/O: USB 2.0, SATA

A10P3S: Altera Arria® 10 GT/GX/SX 3/4-Length PCIe Board with Quad QSFP, DDR4, QDR-IV, and QDR-II+

BittWare’s A10P3S is a 3/4-length PCIe x8 card based on the Altera Arria 10 GT/GX/SX FPGA and SoC. The Arria 10 boasts high densities and a power-efficient FPGA fabric married with a rich feature set including high-speed transceivers up to 28 Gbps, hard floating-point DSP blocks, and embedded Gen3 PCIe x8. The Arria 10 SX variant also features a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ hard processor system (HPS). The board offers flexible memory configurations supporting over 48 GBytes of memory, sophisticated clocking and timing options, and four front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25) – including 100GbE. The A10P3S also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management.

Key features:

  • Altera Arria 10 GT/GX/SX FPGA and SoC
  • Up to two PCIe x8 interfaces supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Four QSFP cages for 4x 100GbE, 4x 40GbE, 4x 25GbE, or 16x 10GbE
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Timestamping support
  • Utility I/O: 1000BASE-T Ethernet, USB 2.0, SATA
  • Memory options:
    • up to 48 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 72 MBytes QDR-IV
    • up to 144 MBytes QDR-II+

A10PED: Dual Altera Arria® 10 GT/GX/SX Full-Length PCIe Board with Dual 12x Avago Fiber Optic, QSFP, and HMC

BittWare’s A10PED is a full-length PCIe x8 card featuring two Altera Arria 10 GT/GX/SX FPGAs. The Arria 10 boasts high densities and a power-efficient FPGA fabric married with a rich feature set including high-speed transceivers up to 15 Gbps, hard floating-point DSP blocks, and embedded Gen3 PCIe x8. The board offers flexible memory configurations, supporting a Hybrid Memory Cube along with over 64 GBytes of memory. Two 12x Avago fiber optic modules and a QSFP cage provide high-speed, low-latency I/O direct to the FPGAs. The A10PED also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management.

Key features:

  • Two Altera Arria 10 GT/GX/SX FPGAs
  • Two PCIe x8 interfaces supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Two 12x Avago fiber optic modules
  • QSFP cage for 4x 10GigE
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Utility I/O: USB 2.0, SATA, powered GPIO header, Ethernet
  • Memory options:
    • up to 4 GB Hybrid Memory Cube
    • up to 64 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 144 MBytes QDR-IV
    • up to 288 MBytes QDR-II+

A5-PCIe-L: Altera Arria® V GZ Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP+ and DDR3, QDRII+, or RLDRAM3

BittWare’s A5-PCIe-L (A5PL) is a low-profile PCIe x8 card based on the Altera Arria V GZ FPGA. The high-performance, power- and cost-efficient Arria V GZ provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. Up to 8 GBytes of on-board memory includes DDR3, QDRII/II+, or RLDRAM3. Two front-panel QSFP+ cages allow two 40GigE or eight 10GigE interfaces. The A5PL also features a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management.

Key features:

  • High performance Altera Arria V GZ FPGA
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Dual QSFP+ cages for 2x 40GigE or 8x 10GigE
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • USB 2.0 for programming and debug
  • Timestamping and synchronization support
  • Memory options:
    • up to 8 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 512 MBytes RLDRAM3
    • up to 72 MBytes QDRII+

A5-PCIe-S: Altera Arria® V GZ Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual SFP+ and DDR3, QDRII+, or RLDRAM3

BittWare’s A5-PCIe-S (A5PS) is a low-profile PCIe x8 card based on the Altera Arria V GZ FPGA. The high-performance, power- and cost-efficient Arria V GZ provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. Up to 8 GBytes of on-board memory includes DDR3, QDRII/II+, or RLDRAM3. Two front-panel SFP+ cages allow two 10GigE interfaces. The A5PS also features a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management

Key features:

  • High performance Altera Arria V GZ FPGA
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Dual SFP+ cages for 2x 10GigE
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • USB 2.0 for programming and debug
  • Timestamping and synchronization support
  • Memory options:
    • up to 8 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 512 MBytes RLDRAM3
    • up to 36 MBytes QDRII+

S5-PCIe-DS: Dual Altera Stratix® V GX/GS PCIe Board with Quad QSFP+, DDR3, QDRII+, and RLDRAM3

BittWare’s S5-PCIe-DS (S5PE-DS) is a PCIe x16 card featuring two high-bandwidth, power-efficient Altera Stratix V GX or GS FPGAs. Designed for high-end applications, the Stratix V provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. The S5PE-DS provides up to 64 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM as well as options for RLDRAM3 and QDRII+. Providing additional flexibility are four front-panel QSFP cages, allowing 4 40GigE interfaces, 16 10GigE, or 4 QDR/FDR InfiniBand interfaces direct to the FPGAs’ built in PHYs for the lowest possible latency. With almost 2 million logic elements available (952,000 per FPGA), the board is ideal for high-performance computing, and with the reduced latency provided by the network interfaces, ideal for high frequency trading, military/government agency secure communications, and network processing applications.

Key features:

  • Two high-density Altera Stratix V GX/GS FPGAs
  • PCIe x16 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Four QSFP+ cages for 4 40GigE, 16 10GigE, or 4 QDR/FDR InfiniBand direct to the FPGAs
  • Eight SATA connectors, up to 6 Gbps each
  • Timestamping support
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Utility I/O includes: USB 2.0, RS-232, and JTAG
  • Memory options:
    • up to 64 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 4 GBytes RLDRAM3
    • up to 144 MBytes QDRII+

S5-PCIe-F: Altera Stratix® V GX/GS PCIe Board with VITA 57 FMC Site

BittWare’s S5-PCIe-F (S5PE-F) is a PCIe x8 card based on the high-bandwidth, power-efficient Altera Stratix V GX/GS FPGA. Designed for high-end applications, the Stratix V provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. The S5PE-F is a flexible and efficient solution for high-performance network and signal processing, signal processing, and data acquisition. The board provides up to 16 GB of DDR3 SDRAM with optional error-correcting codes (ECC) as well as options for up to 1 GByte RLDRAM3 and up to 72 MBytes QDRII+. Providing additional flexibility is an optional VITA 57 FMC site for enhancing the board’s I/O and processing capabilities, making it ideal for analog I/O and processing. The S5PE-F also features a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management.

Key features:

  • High density Altera Stratix V GX/GS
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Four SATA connectors, up to 6 Gbps each
  • Timestamping support
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management
  • Utility I/O includes: USB 2.0, RS-232, and JTAG
  • VITA 57 FMC site for I/O with full High Pin Count support
  • Memory options:
    • up to 16 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC
    • up to 1 GByte RLDRAM3
    • up to 72 MBytes QDRII+

FMC Modules for S5-PCIe:

AAFM/S5-PCIe

Key features:

  • Up to Eight Anemone104 FPGA Co-Processors on the S5PE
  • High density Altera Stratix V GX/GS
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • 2 QSFP+ cages allows dual 40GigE or 8 10GigE interfaces direct to the FPGA for lowest possible latency
  • Expansion site for Anemone co-processors to add 
96 GFLOPs of floating point performance
  • Up to 32 GB of DDR3 SDRAM with optional ECC
  • Utility I/O includes: USB 2.0, RS-232, and JTAG

3FTV/S5-PCIe

Key features:

  • 2 channels, 250 MSPS, 16-bit D/A conversion (TI DAC3283) with optional 2 or 4x interpolation (max 800 MSPS)
  • 2 channels, 250 MSPS, 14-bit A/D conversion (TI ADS62P49)
  • 6 front-panel MMCX or SSMC coax connectors for A/D input, D/A output, clock input, and trigger input
  • Single-ended AC-coupled analog signal
  • Flexible clock tree enables internal or external clock

3FDJ/S5-PCIe

Key features:

  • 1 16-bit, 1 GSPS D/A channel (full data rate), or 2 16-bit, 1 GSPS D/A channels via 2x interpolation (500 MSPS data rate)
  • 4 front-panel coax connectors for D/A output, clock input, and trigger input
  • Single-ended AC-coupled analog signal
  • Flexible clock tree enables internal or external clock

3FAP/S5-PCIe

Key features:

  • 4 channels, 250 MSPS, 14-bit ADC (TI ADS62P49)
  • 6 coaxial SSMC connectors for analog source, clock input, and trigger input
  • Optional analog differential input
  • Flexible clock tree enables internal clock, external clock, or cascading multiple boards

3FAN/S5-PCIe

Key features:

  • 8 channels, 65 MSPS, 12-bit ADC (TI ADS62P28)
  • 10 coaxial SSMC connectors for analog source, clock input, and trigger input
  • Optional analog differential input
  • Flexible clock tree enables internal clock, external clock, or cascading multiple boards

3FAD/S5-PCIe

Key features:

  • 1 channel 2.5 GSPS, 8-bit ADC, or 2 channels 1.25, 8-bit ADC (E2V EV8AQ160)
  • 4 coaxial SSMC connectors for analog source, clock input, and trigger input
  • Single-ended AC-coupled analog input
  • Flexible clock tree enables internal clock, external clock, or cascading multiple boards


S5-PCIe-HQ: Altera Stratix® V GX/GS Half-Length PCIe Board with Dual QSFP+ / SFP+, DDR3, and QDRII+

Key features:

  • High density Altera Stratix V GX/GS FPGA
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Dual QSFP+ cages for 40GigE or 10GigE direct to the FPGA for lowest possible latency
  • Anemone floating point co-processor (optional)
  • Up to 8 GBytes DDR3 SDRAM
  • Up to 72 MBytes QDRII/II+
  • Two SATA connectors
  • Utility I/O includes: USB 2.0, RS-232, and JTAG

BUN-OPENCL-xxx: OpenCL Developer’s Bundle (Stratix V FPGA-based PCIe Board and Development Tools for OpenCL)

BittWare’s OpenCL Developer’s Bundle provides the tools necessary to begin developing applications for the Altera Stratix V using OpenCL. OpenCL dramatically simplifies FPGA development by enabling designers to code their systems and algorithms in a high-level C-based framework, directly generating FPGA programming files from a pure software development flow.

Key features:

  • BittWare S5PH-Q Altera Stratix V half-length PCIe board
    • Stratix V GXA7, GXAB, GSD5, or GSD8
    • Two banks of 4 GByte DDR3
    • Four banks of QDRII+ SRAM (optional)
    • Two QSFP+ cages for 40GbE, 10 GbE, or Infiniband
  • BittWare BittWorks II Toolkit system development software for BittWare COTS boards
  • Altera Quartus® II software
  • Altera Software Development Kit (SDK) for OpenCL

You can read more on OpenCL development in the following articles: Part 1 Part 2

 
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