BittWare Releases FPGA Development Kit with Support for Altera Arria 10 FPGA Boards

New FDK cuts development time and simplifies FPGA integration for BittWare’s Arria 10 FPGA boards.

June 28, 2016

CONCORD, NH & PARIS, FRANCE – BittWare, designer and manufacturer of FPGA platforms, announced today at the TERATEC 2016 Forum the latest release of its FPGA Development Kit (FDK) with support for Arria 10 FPGA boards. The FDK provides FPGA board support IP and integration for BittWare’s Altera Arria 10 and Stratix V FPGA-based boards. The new release adds support for Arria 10 devices, including board support and example projects for BittWare’s A10PL4 and A10P3S boards. The release also features a simplified Windows installation procedure.

Learn more: FPGA Development Kit.

Built with Altera’s Qsys system integration tool, the FDK is a library of FPGA components that includes preconfigured physical interfaces, infrastructure, and examples. The FDK drastically cuts development time and can be easily integrated into existing FPGA development environments. By providing the underlying infrastructure for FPGA development, BittWare’s FDK lets customers focus on developing their unique processing components rather than on the infrastructure around it.

“Building on our first generation of FDK, which featured support for our Stratix V based boards, we have now expanded this release to include support for our Arria 10 boards. Our FDK is an essential piece to working with the FPGA on our boards and can reduce development effort by months. The extensive component and project library with pre-configured physical interfaces and examples allow our customers to get an FPGA project running on a BittWare board with minimal effort,” said Chad Hamilton, VP of Intellectual Property (IP), Software & Customer Support at BittWare. “We’ve developed it to fit into our customers’ existing FPGA development process, so they can begin using their BittWare board without the learning curve of adopting a new methodology.”

FDK Features

The BittWare FPGA Development Kit includes the following:

  • Physical interface components to provide board-specific, preconfigured external I/O interfaces
  • Qsys integration providing system interconnect and project development, including simulation support
  • Board-level projects, integrated loads and reference designs for each supported product
  • Reference designs include ADCs, DACs, 40GbE, 10GbE, PCIe, DDR3/4, QDRII/II+
  • Flash FPGA image update and board monitoring capabilities via PCIe
  • IP Discovery with each FPGA load to describe FPGA contents and provide a complete address map of the design
  • ModelSim simulation support
  • BittWorks II Toolkit support providing access to the FPGA over PCI Express, USB, and Ethernet

FPGA Development Kit Price and Availability

The FDK is now shipping.  Contact BittWare for pricing.

About BittWare, Inc.

For over 25 years, BittWare has designed and deployed high-end network processing, high performance computing, and signal processing platforms that significantly reduce technology risk and time-to revenue for our OEM customers. Our products utilize the latest FPGA technologies on industry-standard COTS form factors, including PCIe, and are available either as boards or in boxes. We also provide a great deal of value-add with IP, software, support, and services. When customer requirements make it difficult to use industry-standard boards, BittWare can provide modified solutions and/or licensed designs. For more information on BittWare and its innovative FPGA COTS solutions, visit