BittWare Announces Board Family Based on Altera’s Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs

Posted: November 17, 2014

New FPGAs integrate hardened floating-point DSP operators, 28 Gbps transceivers, and dual-core ARM SoCs.

CONCORD, NH – BittWare, a premier board supplier for over 25 years, announces its latest board family: the A10 family based on Altera’s Arria® 10 FPGAs and SoCs. BittWare’s A10 board family leverages Arria 10 FPGAs’s exciting capabilities to build solid platforms in a variety of formats that support a wide range of challenging applications such as network processing & security, compute & storage, instrumentation, test & measurement, broadcast, medical imaging, wireless infrastructure, and signals intelligence. The A10 board family features flexible memory configurations, sophisticated clocking and timing options, QSFP28 cages that support 100Gbps (including 100GigE) optical transceivers, FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC), and support for the network-enabled Altera® SDK for OpenCL.

Explore the entire Arria 10 board family.

Built on 20nm process technology, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs boast higher densities, higher performance, and a more power-efficient FPGA fabric than previous generations; they also integrate a richer feature set of embedded peripherals, high-speed transceivers up to 28Gbps, hard memory controllers, and protocol controllers. In addition, Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs are the industry’s first FPGA to integrate hardened floating-point (IEEE 754-compliant) DSP blocks that deliver breakthrough floating-point performance of up to 1.5 TFLOPS. Arria 10 SoCs are also the industry’s only 20nm FPGA to integrate a dual-core ARM® Cortex-A9 MPCore hard processor system (HPS).

“We are proud to once again lead the board market in adopting Altera’s latest FPGAs, this time the Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs,” stated Jeff Milrod, President & CEO of BittWare. “For over a decade BittWare has exclusively focused on using Altera’s FPGAs to architect and build boards that are the most solid and versatile application platforms possible. This depth of experience uniquely qualifies BittWare to quickly leverage the Arria 10 FPGA’s additions of hardened floating-point DSP blocks, 28 Gbps transceivers, and dual-core ARM HPS, and will enable our A10 board family to be the most powerful, integrated, and usable FPGA boards to date.”

“BittWare’s FPGA-based COTS boards provide superior development productivity and unmatched system size, weight and power,” said David Gamba, senior director of Altera’s military, compute and storage business unit. “Their latest Arria10-based board family gives customers access to the unparalleled performance, power efficiencies and capabilities of our latest family of 20 nm FPGAs and SoCs in tested, deployable hardware.”