Achronix Super-Speed FPGA Find a Home on Bittware Board

January 02, 2020

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According to the two companies, the card offers the industry?s highest performance interfaces available on a PCIe FPGA accelerator card.

A short while ago, I wrote about Achonix pushing into the very high-speed FPGA space, with its Speedster7t launch. As you might expect, the next announcement comes from a board vendor who is taking advantage of those ICs. In this case, it’s actually a joint announcement from Achronix and BittWare, whereby Bittware has developed an accelerator card called the VectorPath S7t-VG6.

According to the two companies, the card offers the industry’s highest performance interfaces available on a PCIe FPGA accelerator card. It includes one 400 GbE and two 100 GbE ports and eight banks of GDDR6 memory with an aggregate bandwidth of 4 Tbps. The card is suited for very high-bandwidth data acceleration applications, including AI, machine learning, and networking.

Other features of the VectorPath accelerator card include a 20-Tbps two-dimensional network-on-chip (NoC); 692K six-input LUTs; and a four-lane PCIe Gen 4 connector called OCuLiink that’s used to connect expansion cards.

The VectorPath accelerator card comes with a full suite of Achronix’s ACE development tools along with BittWare’s board management controller and developer toolkit which includes the API, PCIe drivers, diagnostic self-test and application example designs to enable a rapid out-of-the-box experience. The VectorPath S7t-VG6 accelerator card will ship at the beginning of the second quarter.

 

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