Key Features

  • Intel Stratix 10 MX FPGA
  • 16 GB Integrated HBM2
  • High Bandwidth Memory up to 512 GB/s
  • Four QSFP28 cages supporting up to 100G per port
  • Two DIMMs supporting: DDR4 SDRAM, QDR-II+ SRAM or Intel Optane 3D-XPoint
  • Two OCuLink ports for direct expansion to NVMe SSD arrays
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management

The Stratix 10 MX helps these demanding workloads avoid I/O bottlenecks with up to two million logic elements directly connected to multiple banks of in-package High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2). A novel, flexible memory architecture allows a broad range of memory types to be coupled to the FPGA fabric: QDR-II+ SRAM, DDR4 SDRAM, Intel Optane 3D-XPoint and NVMe SSDs.

Intel FPGA OpenCL Software Development Kit (SDK)

  • Abstraction enables faster and higher level software development flow
  • Emulate OpenCL application code on x86 platforms in seconds
  • Push button flow generates FPGA executable, driver and API
  • Add optimized HDL IP cores to OpenCL designs as libraries

Hardware Description Language (HDL)

  • Traditional VHDL/Verilog tool flow support
  • Aimed at hardware-orientated customers
  • Hand-code HDL for ultimate performance
  • FPGA card designed to support standard Intel IP cores for Stratix 10

Board Specifications

Form Factor

  • Full-height, double-width PCI-Express card
  • 4.376 x 10.5 inches (111 x 266.7 mm)

Host Interface

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


  • Intel Stratix 10 MX
  • Standard product is MX2100 in an F2597 package
  • 16GBytes on-chip High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) DRAM
  • Core speed grade -2: I/O speed grade -2
  • Contact BittWare for other Stratix 10 MX options

External Memory

  • Two 288-pin DIMM slots each fitted with 16GB modules by default, i.e., 32GB total on board (options up to 256GB total)
  • Contact BittWare for QDR-II+ & Intel Optane (3D-Xpoint) DIMM options

Application Development

  • Supported design flows – Intel FPGA OpenCL SDK & HDL
  • OpenCAPI support, Contact Nallatech for latest details


  • On-card power derived from 12V PCIe slot & two AUX connectors (one 8-pin, one 6-pin)
  • Power dissipation is application dependent
  • Typical power consumption ~225W
  • Card designed to deliver up to 300W power consumption


  • Manufactured to ISO9001:2015 IPC-A-610-Class III
  • RoHS compliant
  • CE, FCC & ICES approvals

Power Supply Monitoring & Reporting

  • USB/SMBus/FPGA access to board mgmt controller
  • Field upgradable – program on-board flash
  • Power / temperature monitoring & VPD PROM

Four 100/40/25/10G QSFP28 Network Ports

  • Flexible low jitter clocking supporting multiple telecoms standards – 100/40/25/10G
  • Each QSFP28 can be independently clocked
  • Network recovered clocking supported
  • Clocking options user programmable

Other I/O

  • Two OCuLink connectors each with 8 serial lanes for PCIe 3.0 (Contact BittWare for 25Gbps support)


  • Standard: double-width active heatsink (with fan)
  • Optional: double-width passive heatsink
  • Optional: double-width liquid cooling


  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C


  • 520N-MX FPGA card
  • USB cable (front panel access)
  • Built-In-Self-Test (BIST)
  • OpenCL “HPC” Board Support Package (BSP)*
  • 1 year access to online support
  • 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 BittWare FPGA accelerators.