Massive Memory Bandwidth
Next-Gen PCIe 5.0 + CXL

M-Series Agilex Featuring HBM2e

The Intel Agilex M-Series FPGAs are optimized for applications that are throughput- and memory-intensive.

  • 1TBps Memory Bandwidth: A hardened memory NoC supports the industry’s highest memory bandwidth at over 800 TBps using HBM2e.
  • 400G: Configurable networking support for the most demanding bandwidth requirements.
  • PCIe Gen5 and CXL Support: Data transfer speeds 2x faster than Gen4, and high-speed interface between CPUs and workload accelerators.

400G Networking

IA-860m provides up to 400G to support the most demanding bandwidth requirements. Configurable networking support includes hard Ethernet media access control (MAC), physical coding sublayer (PCS), and forward error correction (FEC) for a range of speeds.

800 MBps Memory Bandwidth

 Intel® Agilex™ M-Series FPGAs—with in-package HBM2e memory and support for DDR5—feature a new hardened memory network-on-chip (NoC) to enhance transport layers with more performance, improved efficiency, and fewer FPGA resources required. 

PCIe Gen5 and CXL

PCIe Gen5 supports data transfer speeds 2x higher than PCIe Gen4, providing greater performance capabilities to developers of PC interconnect, graphics adapters, and chip-level communications. And Compute Express Link (CXL) support enables high-speed, low-latency interface to CPUs.

Generation 5.0

Double the Bandwidth!

Built with the latest PCIe Gen5 interface, the IA-860m can transfer up to twice the bandwidth of Gen4 devices.

Enterprise-class for Deployment

Ramp to product with the power of Molex

The IA-860m 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.

IA-860m Block Diagram, Data Sheet and Specifications

Board Specifications


  • Intel Agilex 7 AGM039 (default)
    • Package: R47A
    • 32GB HBM2e
    • Core speed grade -2; XCVR speed grade -2
    • FPGA includes ARM HPS
    • CXL with XCVR speed grade -1 (CXL IP is licensed and purchased separately)


  • Dedicated 40-bit DDR4
  • Dedicated Flash memory for booting ARM
  • Optional 1GbE interface (contact BittWare)

On-Board flash

  • 2Gbit Flash memory for booting FPGA


  • NVMe PCIe M.2 2230 SSD

Host interface

  • x16 Gen5 interface direct to FPGA, connected to PCIe hard IP
  • CXL v1.1 (CXL IP is licensed and purchased separately)

QSFP-DD cage

  • 2x QSFP-DD cages on front panel connected directly to FPGA via 16 transceivers
    • Configuration option for 3rd QSFP-DD (contact BittWare)
  • User programmable low jitter clocking supporting 10/25/40/100/400GbE
  • Each QSFP-DD can be independently clocked
  • Jitter cleaner for network recovered clocking
  • Multi-rate hard MAC+FEC
  • Fully backward compatible with QSFP28s


  • x8 connector supporting 2x Gen4 x4 root complexes

External clocking

  • 1 PPS and 10MHz ref clk front panel inputs (optional)


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

Board Management Controller

  • Power sequencing and reset
  • Voltage, current, temperature monitoring
    • Protection shut-down
  • Clock configuration
  • Low bandwidth BMC-FPGA comms with SPI link
  • USB 2.0
  • PLDM support
  • Card-level security
    • BMC Root of Trust
    • BMC and FPGA secure boot
    • BMC and FPGA secure upgrade
    • Key management
  • RTC with battery backup


  • Standard: dual-width passive heatsink
  • Optional: dual-width liquid cooling


  • On-board power derived from PCIe slot 12V and 12-pin AUX power connector
  • Power dissipation is application dependent
  • Typical max power consumption TBD


  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C


  • Manufactured to IPC-A-610 Class 2
  • RoHS compliant
  • CE, FCC & ICES approvals

Form factor

  • Standard-height, 3/4-length, dual-slot PCIe card
  • 111.15mm x 266.70mm (4.376in x 10.500in)

Development Tools

System development

  • BittWare SDK including PCIe driver, libraries, and board monitoring utilities

Application development

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

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