Block Diagram

Board Specifications

FPGA

  • Intel Stratix 10 NX
    • NX2100 in an F2597 package
    • 8GBytes on-chip High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) DRAM, 410 GB/s (speed grade 2)
    • Core speed grade -2: I/O speed grade -2
  • Contact BittWare for other Stratix 10 NX options

On-board Flash

  • 2Gbit Flash memory for booting FPGA

External memory

  • 2x 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

Host interface

  • x16 Gen3 interface direct to FPGA, connected to PCIe hard IP

QSFP cages

  • 4 QSFP28 cages on front panel connected directly to FPGA via 16 transceivers
  • User programmable low jitter clocking supporting 10/25/40/100GbE
  • Each QSFP28 can be independently clocked
  • Jitter cleaner for network recovered clocking
  • 2 QSFP28s have available 100GbE MAC hard IP

OCuLink

  • 2x edge connectors (A, B) @ 12.5G per lane (default); each supports PCIe Gen 3 x8 hard IP, GPIO, and PCIe master and optional input clocking
  • 2x inner connectors (C, D) @ 25G per lane (optional); 1x 100GbE MAC hard IP per OCuLink

Board Management Controller

  • Voltage, current, temperature monitoring
  • Power sequencing and reset
  • Field upgrades
  • FPGA configuration and control
  • Clock configuration
  • Low bandwidth BMC-FPGA comms with SPI link
  • USB 2.0
  • PLDM support
  • Voltage overrides

Cooling

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

Electrical

  • On-board power derived from 12V PCIe slot & two AUX connectors (one 8-pin, one 6-pin)
  • Power dissipation is application dependent
  • Typical max power consumption 225W

Environmental

  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C

Quality

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

Form factor

  • Standard-height PCIe dual-slot board
  • 4.376 x 10.5 inches (111 x 266.7 mm)

Development Tools

  • FPGA development: BIST – Built-In Self-Test for CentOS 7 provided with source code (pinout, gateware, PCIe driver & host test application)
  • Application development: Supported design flows – Quartus Prime Pro (HDL, Verilog, VHDL, etc.)

Deliverables

  • 520NX FPGA board
  • USB cable (front panel access)
  • Built-In Self-Test (BIST)
  • 1-year access to online Developer Site
  • 1-year hardware warranty