BittWare’s A10PL4 is a Gen3 x8 low-profile PCIe card based on the Arria 10 FPGA, ideal for a wide range of applications, including network processing and security, compute and storage, instrumentation, broadcast, and SigInt. The board offers 8 GBytes DDR4, sophisticated clocking and timing options, and two front panel QSFP cages, each supporting up to 100 Gbps (4×25). The A10PL4 also incorporates a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management. Additional I/O interfaces include USB 2.0 and SATA.
BittWare’s S5PH-Q is a Gen3, x8 half-size PCIe card based on the high-bandwidth, power-efficient Altera Stratix V FPGA. The S5PH-Q is a versatile and efficient solution for high-performance network processing, signal processing, and data acquisition, with up to 16 GBytes of on-board DDR3 SDRAM and optional QDRII/II+ up to 72 MB (@ 550 MHz). I/O interfaces include two front-panel QSFP+ cages for serial I/O, two SATA connectors, and timestamping support, as well as RS-232, JTAG, and USB for debug.
For system development tools, BittWare offers the BittWorks II Toolkit-Lite, which is a collection of utilities for BittWare’s Arria 10 and Stratix V boards. It provides utilities for board health and power monitoring as well as burning FPGA images to Flash. The Developer’s Bundle also includes a board support package for the A10PL4 or S5PH-Q
The Altera® SDK for OpenCL provides a design environment enabling users to easily implement OpenCL applications on Altera’s FPGAs.
The OpenCL Developer’s Bundle includes the Altera Quartus II software, the complete software development package for the Altera Arria 10 and Stratix V FPGAs.
BittWare is a preferred board supplier for Altera OpenCL, and Altera has certified the S5PH-Q to support the OpenCL SDK.
The OpenCL (Open Computing Language) standard is the first royalty-free, open standard framework that enables users to write programs that execute across heterogeneous systems including CPUs (Central Processing Units), GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), DSPs (Digital Signal Processors), and FPGAs. It allows the use of a C-based language for developing code across these different platforms.
Developed by the Khronos Group, OpenCL greatly improves speed and responsiveness for many applications, including those in defense/aerospace, communications, high end instrumentation, life sciences, and financial.