BittWare A10PL4, Arria 10 GX, 2x QSFP, 32 GB – Zerif Technologies Ltd.

The BittWare A10PL4 | Intel Arria 10 GX 1150 FPGA | 1150K logic elements | 1.3 TFLOPS | Dual QSFP for 2x 40GbE or 8x 10GbE | 32 GBytes of DDR4 SDRAM with ECC (x72)

The BittWare A10PL4 FPGA card is built around the power efficient and high-density Intel Arria 10 GX. It is designed for Signals Intelligence, cyber security, network processing, broadcast, instrumentation, and many other compute and storage applications.

This board features embedded PCIe Gen3 x8, sophisticated clocking and timing options, dual front panel high speed QSFP transceiver cages, floating-point DSP, and more than 32 GB of memory.

Using the Arria 20 nm process technology, floating-point speeds of up to 1.5 TFLOPS are achieved by integrated variable-precision DSP (digital signal processing) and IEEE 754-compliant hardened floating point.

Gen3 PCIe x8 is supported via a hard IP block. Embedded peripherals, embedded high-speed transceivers, hard memory controllers, and protocol IP controllers can be programmed into the logic, which performs at 1.150 million logic elements equivalent.

BittWare’s OpenCL Developer’s Bundle and Intel’s OpenCL SDK support application development. A Board Management Controller (BMC) simplifies system management with advanced platform monitoring.

Intel Arria 10 GX Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP and DDR4

High-Speed Networking and I/O

The A10PL4 is enabled for high-speed networking with two front panel QSFP cages, each supporting 40 GbE or four 10 GbE channels, and SPF+ compatibility.

With a full height panel, timestamping and precision timing module at 1 PPS and reference clock inputs and outputs is available.

A utility header provides a 1GbE interface, a PPS input, and a USB 2.0 interface with USB Blaster for debug and programming support.


Memory card options include up to 128 GBytes of DDR4 with optional ECC (error-correcting codes).

The board also features flash memory for FPGA images, and the board’s MAC ID is in PROM.

Board Management Controller

This boards‘s advanced system monitoring subsystem features a Board Management Controller (BMC), which accepts Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) messaging protocol commands.

The BMC features include control of power and resets, monitoring of board sensors, FPGA boot loader, voltage overrides, configuration of programmable clocks, access to I2C bus components, field upgrades, and IPMI messaging.

Access to the BMC is via PCIe or USB. BittWare’s BittWorks II Toolkit also provides utilities and libraries for communicating with the BMC components at a higher, more abstract level, allowing developers to remotely monitor the state of the board.

BittWorks II Toolkit

BittWare offers complete software support for this card with its BittWorks II software tools. The BittWorks II Toolkit 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.

FPGA Development Kit

BittWare’s FPGA DevKit provides FPGA board support IP and integration for BittWare’s Intel FPGA-based boards. The FDK includes FPGA components that provide preconfigured physical interfaces, infrastructure, and examples, drastically cutting development time and easily integrating into existing FPGA development environments.

Working example projects are available for each board which illustrate how to move data between the board’s different interfaces. Supported interfaces include DDR4, DDR3, DDR2, QDR2/+, PCIe, 10GbE, LVDS, SerDes, and Double Data Rate I/O. All example projects are available on BittWare’s Developer Site.

BittWare Firmware and Network Solutions Partners

BittWare offers firmware for the Arria 10 FPGA on the A10 family PCIe boards, targeted specifically for networking applications. BittWare’s FPGA framework provides a solid base for your application, including the following:

BittWare has also partnered with several companies to offer solutions for networking and financial acceleration:

BittWare A10PL4 accelerator diagram showing hardware components supporting 2x front panel 40 Gbps QSFP28.
Hardware accelerator diagram: BittWare A10PL4 with two QSFP cages on front panel, each supporting 40GbE or 4x 10GbE.

Product Data

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BittWare A10PL4 low-profie PCIe x8 card with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA supports 1150K logic elements, gen3 PCIe Hard IP block, and 1.3 TFLOPS floating point performance.
A10PL4 is a low-profie PCIe x8 card with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA.
BittWare A10PL4 with optional precision timing module supporting 1 PPS input and output, reference clock input and output, adjustable TCXO.
A10PL4 with optional precision timing module.
BittWorks II Toolkit include BwMonitor app provides a view into the board management capabilities like live board power and temperature display of BittWare hardware.
BwMonitor is a part of the BittWorks II Toolkit: provides live board power and temperature display of BittWare hardware.
Find and Replace FPGA Accelerator Demo.