WILDSTAR A5 for PCIe

Up to three Altera Stratix® V FPGAs per board with choice of GX parts up to 5SGXAB or GS parts up to 5SGSD8, up to 192 MB of QDRII+ SRAM for 118 GB/s of SRAM bandwidth and up to 16 GB of DDR3 DRAM for 128 GB/s of DRAM bandwidth. Up to 2.8 million logic elements and 4.3 million multiplier bits per board.

High Performance Altera Stratix V PCIe FPGA Processing Board

These FPGA boards include 3 Altera Stratix V FPGAs with 36 High Speed Serial connections performing up to 14.1 Gbps. The Compute Processing Element (CPE) FPGA has a choice of QDRII+ SRAM or DDR3 DRAM. The DRAM option has six 32-bit DDR3 DRAM ports clocked at up to 800 MHz while the SRAM option has six 72-bit QDRII+ SRAM interfaces clocked up to 550 MHz. The IO Processing Element (IOPE) FPGA has two 64-bit DDR3 DRAM ports clocked at up to 800 MHz.

PCIe boards connect to the host system via a Gen 3 PCI Express switch which provides a x16 interface to the host (up to 16 GB/s) and x8 Gen3 interfaces to each FPGA (up to 8 GB/s). There is also plenty of on-board inter-FPGA HSS connections for data movement.

If IO is required, Annapolis offers extraordinary density, bandwidth and analog conversion choices. Each PCIe card has 1 mezzanine IO sites which can support up to 2 WILDSTAR™ Mezzanine cards as well as a QSFP+ option (on WS7 and WS A5 board) that allows for 3 QSFP+ transceivers per slot. These options can be mix and matched to meet customer needs. Some configurations utilize a second slot (for example the QSFP+ option and WILDSTAR Mezzanine card used in a single IO Site).

There is also an optional IRIG-B module, which occupies it’s own slot and provides a connector to access LVDS FPGA signals as well as an SMA for the IRIG-B input.

To ensure safe and reliable processing, WILDSTAR A5 for PCIe boards come equipped with a proactive thermal management system. Sensors across the board monitor power and temperature, with automatic shutdown capability to prevent excessive heat buildup. WILDSTAR A5 for PCIe boards are built with a rugged, durable design.

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One, Two or Three Altera Stratix® V FPGAS

  • 5SGSD4, 5SGSD5, 5SGSD6, 5SGSD8, 5SGXA3, 5SGXA4, 5SGXA5, 5SGXA7, 5SGXA9, 5SGXAB
  • Up to 16 GB of DDR3 DRAM for 102.4 GB/s of DRAM bandwidth
  • Up to 192 MB of QDRII+ SRAM for 96 GB/s of SRAM bandwidth
  • PCIe Gen3 8x Connections from each FPGA to on-board PCIe switch
  • FDR Infinband support

Mechanical and Environmental

  • Accepts Standard Annapolis WILDSTAR Mezzanine Cards, including a wide variety of WILDSTAR ADC and DAC Mezzanine Cards
  • Integrated Air-Cooled Heat Sink available in Passive or Active configurations
  • Heat Sink also serves as a Ruggedizing Board Stiffener
  • Available in Extended Temperature Grades
  • Auxiliary Power Connector

PCI Express Bus and Front Panel I/O

  • 8x or 16x PCIe Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3 bus to Host
  • DMA support on PCIe Bus for 7 GB/s of bi-directional bandwidth
  • Three optional Front Panel QSFP+ Transceivers running at up to 56.4 each Gbps for 21.1 GB/s of Full Duplex Bandwidth
  • QSFP+ Protocol Agnostic connections support 10/40Gb Ethernet, SDR/DDR/QDR Infiniband, AnnapMicro protocol and user-designed protocols

Application Development

  • Full CoreFire NextTM Board Support Package for Fast and Easy Application Development
  • 10/40Gb Ethernet and AnnapMicro Protocol Cores Included
  • Open VHDL Model including Source Code for Hardware Interfaces and SignalTap Access
  • Open VHDL IP Package for Communication Interfaces

System Management

  • Drivers and APIs for Host Systems running Windows and Linux are included
  • Diagnostic monitoring and configuration
  • Current, Voltage and Temperature Monitoring Sensors

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