BittWare Announces the Availability of the Industry'’s First Stratix® V 6U OpenVPX COTS FPGA Board

Rugged/commercial card combines Altera's high-performance Stratix V FPGAs with an ARM® Cortex™-A8 control processor, two BittWare Anemone™ floating point co-processors, and two VITA-57 FMC sites.

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BittWare S5-6U-VPX Board
"BittWare's S56X board delivers a rugged and completely flexible signal processing solution capable of driving innovative new capabilities previously unseen..." said David Gamba, director of Altera's military and computing business unit.

Concord, NH (PRWEB) October 06, 2012

BittWare, http://www.bittware.com/, the leader in Altera-based FPGA COTS boards, announced today the availability of the industry's first 6U VPX board powered by Altera's 28-nm Stratix® V FPGAs. The S5-6U-VPX (S56X) is a rugged VITA 65 6U VPX card providing a configurable 48-port multi-gigabit transceiver interface supporting a variety of protocols, including Serial RapidIO, PCI Express, and 10GigE, and two VITA 57 FMC sites for enhancing the board's I/O and processing capabilities. When combined with the optional BittWare Anemone floating-point co-processors, the board packs a powerful punch for those applications requiring flexible FPGA processing in a rugged form factor.

http://www.bittware.com/products/hardware/prod_desc.cfm?ProdShrtName=S56X

"The Stratix V is an extremely powerful FPGA, providing a tremendous amount of logic, memory, and multipliers, coupled with a large number of multi-gigabit transceivers," stated Ron Huizen, VP of Technology at BittWare. "Providing two of these FPGAs on a proven, fully-validated, VITA 65 OpenVPX COTS platform, with each Stratix V having access to a full FMC site for adaptable I/O and an Anemone co-processor for floating point, as well as the ARM for overall board control, makes for an extremely powerful board ready for deployment."

"BittWare and Altera have a long history of working closely together to provide high-performance, reconfigurable FPGA-based COTS boards to the industry," said David Gamba, director of Altera's military and computing business unit. "By leveraging the Stratix V GS FPGA's floating point DSP blocks, which deliver up to one TeraFLOP of computing performance, combined with the FPGA's low-power, multi-gigabit transceivers and a high-density, high-performance architecture, BittWare's S56X board delivers a rugged and completely flexible signal processing solution capable of driving innovative new capabilities previously unseen in military applications."

S5-6U-VPX Overview:

  • Two high density Stratix V GX/GS FPGAs
  • Two VITA 57 FMC sites for processing and I/O expansion
  • 800 MHz ARM® Cortex™-A8 control processor
  • Two Anemone floating point co-processors (optional)
  • 48 multi-gigabit transceivers
  • Up to 8 GBytes on-board DDR3 memory
  • Misc. I/O includes: GigE, SerDes, LVDS, RS-232

S5-6U-VPX Availability

  • BittWare's S56X is available today.

About BittWare, Inc.
For over two decades, BittWare has designed and deployed high-end signal processing board-level solutions that significantly reduce technology risk and time-to revenue for our OEM customers. Our solutions leverage the latest FPGA technology from Altera and our Anemone FPGA co-processing chip which reduces FPGA power and complexity by hosting C language aspects of a signal processing application. BittWare's solutions are based upon industry standard COTS form factors including PCIe, AMC, VPX / OpenVPX, VME / VXS, CompactPCI, PCI, XMC, FMC (VITA 57), and PMC. When power and space-constrained challenges make it difficult to use industry-standard boards, BittWare can provide modified solutions, licensed designs, and/or chip-level products for applications in the military/aerospace, high end instrumentation and telecommunications infrastructure markets. For more information on BittWare and its innovative FPGA COTS solutions, visit http://www.bittware.com.


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