PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY
FPGA COTS PCIe Board for HPC, Military/Government and Network Processing Applications
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A new PCI Express COTS board is powered by two of Altera’s 28-nm Stratix V FPGAs. The S5-PCIe-DS (S5PE-DS) from BittWare is a Gen 3 PCIe x16 card with an extremely flexible memory configuration. Eight SODIMM sites enable up to 64 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM, up to 4 Gbytes of RLDRAM3, and/or up to 256 Mbytes of QDRII+. Providing additional flexibility are four front-panel QSFP cages, allowing four 40GigE, 16 10GigE, or four QDR/FDR InfiniBand interfaces direct to the FPGA’s built-in PHYs for the lowest possible latency. With almost 2 million logic elements available (952,000 per FPGA), the board is suitable 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.
Major features of the S5-PCIe-DS include the two high-density Altera Stratix V GX/GS FPGAs and the PCIe x16 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3. There are four QSFP+ cages for 4 x 40GigE or 16 x10GigE or 4x QDR/FDR InfiniBand direct to the FPGAs for lowest possible latency. In addition, there are eight SATA connectors with up to 6 Gbit/s each and timestamping support. Utility I/O includes: USB 2.0, RS-232 and JTAG, and memory options offer up to 64 Gbytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC; up to 4 Gbytes RLDRAM3 and up to 256 Mbytes QDRII+.