BittWare’s New Arria 10 Boards Target Cyber/Security, SigInt, & Acceleration

Dual PCIe board and XMC mezzanine card are newest additions to BittWare’s growing family of Arria 10-based COTS boards.

September 15, 2015

LONDON, UK – BittWare, a premier board supplier for over 25 years, announced today at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2015, on stand S4-453, two new boards in their Altera Arria® 10 FPGA product roadmap to complement their existing Arria 10 3U VPX and PCIe offerings:

A10PED: Dual Arria 10 PCIe full-length Gen3 x16 Card supporting either the 660 or 1150 KLE size FPGAs (GX), with one supporting an optional SoC (SX) with dual ARM. Primarily targeting signal and network packet processing applications the board provides 28 lanes of serial I/O up to 10.325 Gbps each, with support for high-accuracy time stamping. Featuring 4x 260-pin DDR4 SODIMMs and a Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC), the A10PED will support up to 68 GB of memory with a peak aggregate memory bandwidth of over 175 GB/sec (not including I/O or PCIe). For latency-sensitive applications, some or all of the DDR4 SODIMMs can be replaced with proprietary QDR-II/IV SRAM SODIMMs. These memory options, coupled with full support for Altera’s OpenCL tools, also make this board compelling for acceleration & co-processing applications.

 Learn more: A10PED.

A10XM4: Arria 10 XMC (VITA 42) Module provides network interface (NIC) and cyber/security capabilities in addition to host/carrier acceleration for applications in radar, EW, networking, and SigInt; and will support full conduction cooling. Compatible with any standard XMC carrier, the A10XM4 features an Arria 10 GX FPGA with two lanes of 10 GigE, along with up to 16 GB of memory and PCIe Gen3 x8 PCIe to the host. BittWare’s NIC application example and OpenCL BSP will greatly simplify the integration and development of cyber/security additions to and/or off-loading of, standard host applications.

 Learn more: A10XM4.

These new Arria 10 boards are based on Altera’s latest 20nm Arria 10 GX FPGA which boasts high densities and a power-efficient FPGA fabric married with a rich feature set including hard floating-point DSP blocks.  All of BittWare’s A10 family boards also incorporate a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management and are supported by the BittWare FPGA Development Kit (FDK), a library of FPGA components that includes preconfigured physical interfaces, infrastructure, and examples.


The A10PED full length PCIe board will be available Q4 2015 and the A10XM4 XMC board will be available Q1 2016.  Contact BittWare for configurations, pricing, and details.

BittWare’s Arria 10 Family

The dual Arria 10 PCIe card and Arria 10 XMC module are the 4th and 5th boards in BittWare’s growing Arria 10 family of COTS boards.  The A10PL4 low-profile PCIe board and the A10P3S ¾-length PCIe board are available and shipping today, with a 3U VPX board variant coming soon.