Key Features

  • NIC form factor – Low profile, Half Length PCIe form factor easily fits in most server platforms
  • Intel Arria 10 FPGA support for 10A1150GX speed grade 2
  • 8-lane PCIe Gen 3.0
  • (2) QSFP28 Cages supporting dual 1G – 40G line rates
  • CPRI support via build option
  • (2) banks of DDR3 SDRAM @ 2133MTPS, up to 32GB total @ 34GBytes/s
  • Board Support Packages (BSP) for Intel OpenCL SDK
  • Typical Power Consumption: 25+ watts
  • FPGA Configuration Functions (JTAG, Remote Flash Update, Reconfiguration, Fallback Mechanism, etc.)
  • On-board USB-Blaster II & UART-to-USB
  • Board Health Monitoring via FPGA
  • Dual-Page Flash with Fallback Mechanism
  • Unique Board Data in PROM
  • Low Jitter Configurable Transceiver and User Clocking Options


Designed to address a range of compute intensive and latency-critical applications:

  • Compute, Network & Storage
  • Finance and Risk Analysis
  • Datacenter
  • High Performance Computing
  • Communications (Wireless and Wireline)
  • Industrial, Broadcast, Embedded
  • Medical
  • Automotive

Board Specifications

Form Factor

  • Half-height, half-length, single width PCI Express card
  • 167.6mm x 68.9 mm x 17mm
  • 2 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 12″ x 8″ x 4″

Host Interface

  • 8-lane PCI-Express Gen 3.0
  • Actual performance is host computer chipset and operating system dependent


  • Intel Arria-10 F1517 NF40 package
  • Default configuration: GX 1150
  • Core speed grade -2, I/O speed grade -3


  • Two banks of DDR3 SDRAM x 72 bits
  • 4GB per bank (8GB total / 16GB & 32GB version also available)
  • 2133MT/s per bank (4266MT/s total)

Application Development

  • Supports multiple design flows including Intel FPGA OpenCL SDK and HDL


  • On-card power derived from the host motherboard PCIe slot
  • Power dissipation is application dependent
  • Typical power consumption ~30W
  • Card designed to deliver up to 75W power consumption


  • Manufactured to ISO9001:2008 IPC-A-610-Class III
  • RoHS compliant

Power Supply Monitoring & Reporting

  • On-board Intel USB Blaster II
  • Power and temperature monitoring

Two 10/40G QSFP Network Ports

  • Flexible low jitter clocking supports multiple telecom standards – 10/40GbE, Fiber Channel
  • Each QSFP can be independently clocked
  • Network recovered with jitter attenuation (optional)
  • QSFP clocking: user programmable, or CPRI, 1GbE (optional)
  • Others: external clock input, 1PPS input (optional)


  • Standard: single-width active heatsink (embedded fan)
  • Optional: single-width passive heatsink


  • Cooling: Air convection
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C


  • 385A FPGA card
  • USB cable (back panel access)
  • Built-In-Self-Test (BIST)
  • OpenCL “HPC” Board Support Package (BSP)*
  • 1-year access to online support lounge
  • 1-year hardware warranty


  • Technical specifications (e.g. FPGA type, size, external memory capacity etc.) can be modified to meet the exact needs of commercial customer applications as off-the-shelf product available to the general market

Integrated servers

BittWare accelerator cards are available pre-integrated in server platforms from leading vendors

Application optimization

BittWare provides consultancy services assisting customers in the porting, optimization and benchmarking of applications executed on Nallatech FPGA accelerators