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BittWare releases new FPGA networking board

First Published 1st July 2014

BittWare releases low-profile PCIe board based on Altera's Arria V FPGA with dual 40Gig or octal 10Gig Ports.

Paris - BittWare has announced the release of its newest board, the A5-PCIe-L (A5PL) low profile PCIe board based on Altera's Arria V GZ FPGA. The Arria V GZ provides system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing that enables BittWare's A5PL to be a solid platform for network processing, security, broadcast, and signals intelligence applications.

Featuring dual QSFP+ cages that run up to 12.5 Gbps, the A5PL provides dual 40GigE or octal 10GigE ports using optical transceivers as well as passive copper cabling up to 8 meters. These ports are serviced by the 28nm Arria V GZ FPGA, which is in turn supported by a Gen3 x8 PCIe interface and either 8 GB DDR3, 1 GB RLDRAM3, or 64 MB QDRII+.

Time-stamping and synchronization options are supported by dual SMA connectors for interfacing to 1PPS or 10MHz reference clocks, in addition to the tunable on-board temperature compensated oscillator (TCXO). A comprehensive Board Management Controller (BMC) with host software support for advanced system monitoring is also provided.