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Key Features

  • OpenCL-programmable ARM-based compute node
  • (2) ARM A9 32-bit embedded processors (128GB SSD)
  • Angstrom Linux operating system (real-time OS available on request)
  • ARM processor peripherals: USB, GbE
  • FPGA fabric (Intel Arria 10 SoC 10A660SX speed grade 2) peripherals:
    • (2) QSFP Cages supporting dual 1G  40G line rates (CPRI support via build option)
    • (2) GPIO, 1PPS, External clock input
    • (1) bank of DDR3 SDRAM @ 2133MTPS, up to 32GB total @ 34GBytes/s (1x FPGA, 1x ARM)
  • 10GbE MAC BSP for Intel OpenCL SDK – contact Nallatech for details
  • FPGA Configuration Functions (JTAG, Remote Flash Update, Reconfiguration, Fallback Mechanism, etc.)
  • On-board System Manager (USB and FPGA access)
  • USB-Blaster II for Intel FPGA JTAG tools
  • Board Health Monitoring (Temperatures, Power, Voltages, etc.)
  • Unique Board Data in PROM
  • Low Jitter Configurable Transceiver and User Clocking Options
  • RJ45 ARM Control
  • GPIOs to FPGA

Applications

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

  • Machine Learning Inference
  • Internet of Things
  • Intelligent Storage Gateway
  • Real-time Network Analytics

Board Specifications

Form Factor

  • Enclosure Size:
    • 160mm x 240mm x 40mm (W x L x H)
    • 6.3in x 9.45in x 1.6in (W x L x H)
  • Weight: 900g / 2 lbs.

Processing

  • Intel Arria 10 SX F34 package
  • Default configuration: SX 660, speed grade 2

DDR4 SDRAM memory (FPGA)

  • One bank of DDR4 SDRAM x 72 for FPGA fabric
  • 4GB @ 2133 MT/s

DDR4 SDRAM memory (ARM processors)

  • One bank of DDR4 SDRAM x 40 for ARM processors
  • 2GB @ 2133 MT/s

Storage

  • M.2 embedded NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Default configuration: 128GB
  • 256MB QSPI Flash for preinstalled Linux
  • 256MB QSPI Flash for FPGA configurations

Application Development

  • Supports multiple design flows including HDL

Electrical

  • External power 12V connector & power supply provided
  • Power cable options for EU, US, etc.
  • Pre-installed Angstrom Linux Distribution

Quality

  • Manufactured to ISO9001:2000 IPC-A-610-Class III
  • RoHS compliant

Power Supply Monitoring & Reporting

  • On-board Intel USB Blaster II
  • Voltage monitoring
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Fault condition reporting to FPGA

Customization

  • 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

FPGA MicroNode: Front Panel Connectivity

  • 1.
  • 1. (1) External clock (optional)
  • 2. (1) 1PPS signal (optional)
  • 3. (2) QSFP+ ports
  • 4. (1) Micro USB port
  • 5. (1) Ethernet 10M/100M/1G
  • Ethernet port (RJ45)

Two QSFP+ Network Ports (up to 40Gbps each)

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

Environmental

  • Cooling: Air convection
  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to 80°C
  • Relative humidity: 45 to 95% (non-condensing)

Deliverables

  • Built-In-Self-Test (BIST)
  • 1 year access to online support lounge
  • 1 year hardware warranty

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