Introducing BittWare's IA-840F:
The World's First Enterprise-Class Intel Agilex-based Card

> Flexible, Customizable Hardware

> oneAPI Software Support

Introducing BittWare's IA-840F:
The World's First Enterprise-Class Intel Agilex-based Card

> Flexible, Customizable Hardware

> oneAPI Software Support

Tap Into the Power of Agilex

The new Intel Agilex FPGAs are more powerful, draw less power and add I/O features like PCIe Gen4.

  • 2nd-Generation HyperFlex Architecture: Up to 40 percent higher performance or up to 40 percent lower total power compared with Stratix 10 FPGAs.
  • DSP Innovation: Supports hardened BFLOAT16 and up to 40 teraflops of digital signal processor (DSP) performance (FP16).
  • Advanced memory support: DDR4, QDR-II+ (through custom BittWare DIMMs) and Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

Agilex Acceleration Video

 

DSP Innovation

The IA-840F FPGA features a configurable DSP engine with hardened support for single-precision FP32, half-precision FP16, BFLOAT16, and INT8 calculations. Agilex also supports low-precision configurations from INT7 to INT2 for maximum flexibility—ideal for evolving AI workloads.

2nd Gen Intel® Hyperflex™ Architecture

Continuous improvements to Intel Hyperflex deliver improved performance compared to Stratix 10 device designs. The 2nd Gen architecture thus greatly improve the productivity of customers and reduce time-to-market.

Hardened Protocol Support

The Agilex FPGA delivers optimal power, performance and logic utilization efficiency by integrating hardened protocols for many popular functions including 100G Ethernet and PCIe Gen 4.

Generation 4.0

Double the Bandwidth!

Built with the latest PCIe Gen4 interface, the IA-840F can transfer up to twice the bandwidth of Gen3 devices.

Enterprise-class for Deployment

Ramp to product with the power of Molex

The IA-840F is built on BittWare’s enterprise-class foundation stones: existing products and processes that are already proven through extensive validation. When it’s time to ramp to production, this means a faster turnaround and utilizing the same hardware you have been using for development.

Flexible Expansion IO

With QSFP-DDs and MCIO connectors, the IA-840F offers a range of flexibility to meet your application needs:

  • Two QSFP-DDs each provide up to 2× 100 GbE with hard IP for 10/25/100G links (up to 4× 100G total).
  • MCIO expansion ports let you optimize the IA-840F for your application with expansion such as:
    • NVMe PCIe Gen4
    • Board-to-board interconnect
    • Connect to accessory boards for customization options

Inquire about customized Molex connectors/cables as required for your application.

Supporting Intel's oneAPI

Develop faster + reuse code in this software-orientated tool flow

Supporting high-level software tool flows is critical to a growing customer base who want to take advantage of heterogenous architectures. The new oneAPI from Intel is designed around code re-use while providing similar performance to other high-level tools.

BittWare recently completed an updated 2D FFT white paper using oneAPI and found the performance matches our optimized OpenCL-based approach.

 

Block Diagram, Data Sheet and Specifications

Board Specifications

FPGA

  • Intel Agilex FPGA
    • AGF027 in an R2581A package
    • Core speed grade -2: I/O speed grade -2
  • Contact BittWare for other FPGA options

On-Board flash

  • 2Gbit Flash memory for booting FPGA

External memory

  • 3x 288-pin DIMM slots, each supporting up to 128GB DDR4 SDRAM modules (up to 384GB total)
  • Contact BittWare about support for custom modules

Host interface

  • x16 Gen4 interface direct to FPGA, connected to PCIe hard IP

QSFP-DD cages

  • 2 QSFP-DD cages on front panel connected directly to FPGA via 16 transceivers
  • User programmable low jitter clocking supporting 10/25/40/100GbE
  • Each QSFP-DD can be independently clocked
  • Jitter cleaner for network recovered clocking
  • Multi-rate hard MAC+FEC for 10/25/100GbE

MCIO

  • 2x edge connectors supporting 8x 16G plus GPIO sidebands; supports 4x Gen4 x4 PCIe root complexes, 2x Gen4 x8 endpoints, or 1x Gen4 x16 root complex or endpoint
  • 1x inner connector suppporting 8x 25G plus GPIO sidebands

External clocking

  • 1 PPS and 10MHz ref clk front panel inputs

USB micro

  • USB access to BMC, USB-JTAG, USB-UART

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

Electrical

  • On-board power derived from 12V PCIe slot & two AUX connectors
  • Power dissipation is application dependent
  • Typical max power consumption TBD

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

System development

  • Software development toolkit including PCIe driver, libraries, and board monitoring utilities

Application development

  • Supported design flows - Intel FPGA OneAPI Base Toolkit, Intel High-Level Synthesis (C/C++) & Quartus Prime Pro (HDL, Verilog, VHDL, etc.)

Interested in Pricing or More Information?

Our technical sales team is ready to provide availability and configuration information, or answer your technical questions.