⚠ Preliminary Product Notice:
The information on this product is preliminary and subject to change.
The XUPSV2 is designed with BittWare’s Spider platform, which is a low-profile PCIe platform optimized for thermal performance. The Spider platform combines a low-profile PCIe form-factor for high density and a robust passive heatsink option designed for servers.
The XUPSV2 is enabled for high-speed networking with two front panel QSFP+ cages, each supporting 40/100GbE or four 10/25GbE channels. A jitter cleaner is provided for using recovered clocks to support Synchronous Ethernet.
Serial expansion is available through an OCuLink connector (8x 25Gbps) that can be connected to another XUPSV2 or other devices, including IBM’s POWER9 via OpenCAPI. A utility header provides a PPS input, 10MHz reference clock, and 2 FPGA transceivers (could be used to support 1GbE). A USB micro port allows USB access to the BMC, USB-to-JTAG, and a USB UART for debug and programming support.
For system management, the XUPSV2 is equipped with a Board Management Controller (BMC), which accepts IPMI 2.0 commands. Use it along with BittWare’s BittWorks II Toolkit to program the FPGA Flash over USB, monitor board power and temperature, re-program the onboard clocks, and adjust FPGA core voltage. The BMC monitors critical temperatures, voltages, and current and will shut the board down to prevent damage. Recovery from shutdown is also supported, without the need to cycle system power.
BwMonitor in the BittWorks II Toolkit provides a view into the board management capabilities of your BittWare hardware.
BittWare offers complete software support for the XUPSV2 with its BittWorks II software tools. The BittWorks II Toolkit is a suite of development tools that serves as the main interface between the BittWare board and the host system. The Toolkit includes drivers, libraries, utilities, and example projects for accessing, integrating, and developing applications for the BittWare board.
BittWare provides FPGA board support IP to simplify integration and development. These example projects illustrate how to move data between the board’s different interfaces and are designed to integrate easily with the Xilinx Vivado tools. All examples are available for download on BittWare’s developer website. they flow through and then any number of Actions are applied based on those labels.