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BittWare ships first FPGA boards based on 16nm Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGA

First Published 11th October 2016

Featuring high performance FPGAs, new ¾-length and low-profile PCIe boards support 10/25/40/100 GbE and up to 256 GBytes of memory.

Concord, NH and Swindon, UK - BittWare has announced the first customer shipments of two new PCIe boards based on Xilinx's 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs.

The XUPP3R is a 3/4-length PCIe board that supports PCIe Gen4 x8 or Gen3 x16 and offers four front panel QSFP28 cages, each supporting 4 lanes of up to 25 Gbps with support for 10/25/40/100 GbE. Four DIMM sockets support massive memory configurations including up to 256 GBytes of memory across four 72-bit wide banks. Alternatively, each of those DIMM sockets can be populated with BittWare's dual bank QDR DIMMs, each providing 576 Mb of QDR-II+. An optional Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) module with 2 GB can be populated in addition to the DIMMs.

The XUPPL4 is a low-profile PCIe board that supports PCIe Gen4 x8 or Gen3 x16 and offers two front panel QSFP28 cages each supporting 10/25/40/100 GbE. Precision clocking and timing options, along with dual 72 bit wide banks of on-board DDR4 memory (up to 32 GB total), round out the board's feature set.

The XUPP3R and XUPPL4 are the first boards to ship in BittWare's new family of boards featuring the UltraScale+ FPGA devices. The Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs are built on 16 nm process technology that actually extends Moore's law by using 16FF+ FinFET 3D transistors to offer higher performance per watt than previous generations.