Accelerator Functional Unit Developer Guide: Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000 Variants

ID 683190
Date 7/15/2022
Document Table of Contents

2.1.1. Considerations

If you are familiar with other Intel® Acceleration Products, there are similarities and differences between the Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA operation:
  • Similarities:
    • CCI-P interface between user logic and Intel supplied PCIe interface
    • OPAE kernel driver and tools for diagnostics and remote debugging
    • FPGA region dedicated to OPAE management logic
  • Differences:
    • Partial reconfiguration is not supported
      • The FPGA is a flat design loaded by on board flash
      • User must include encrypted blocks for board management
    • ASE simulation is not supported
    • Automated simulation and synthesis environment set up are not supported
    Note: The OPAE version for the N3000 is not compatible, with previous and current versions of OPAE supporting Intel® PAC with Intel® Arria® 10 GX FPGA.