BittWare’s OpenCL Developer’s Bundle provides the tools necessary to begin developing applications for
the Altera Arria 10 or 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.
The OpenCL Developer’s Bundle includes a BittWare Arria 10 or Stratix V FPGA-based PCIe board, board support package, the BittWorks II system development software, the Altera Quartus II software, and the Altera SDK for OpenCL. This development bundle gives developers access to the latest generation of high-performance FPGAs on a validated COTS PCI Express board, while also significantly reducing their time-to-market by using OpenCL to develop their application.
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,* which is a collection of libraries and applications for the A10PL4 and S5PH-Q. 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 Toolkit included with the OpenCL Developer’s Bundle does not include BittWare’s FPGA Development Kit.
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