Intel Acceleration Stack Quick Start Guide: Intel FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card D5005

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2.2. Precautions for Hardware Installation

You must open the server chassis to install the Intel® FPGA PAC. Follow all safety precautions and the electrostatic discharge (ESD) guidelines provided to avoid damaging the server or the Intel® FPGA PAC.

Warning: To avoid electric shock, power down your server and unplug it from the power outlet before opening the server chassis.

ESD Guidelines

Electronics components on the Intel® FPGA PAC and server are sensitive to ESD. To avoid damaging the Intel® FPGA PAC and server, follow these ESD prevention guidelines:

  • Wear a grounded ESD strap during the Intel® FPGA PAC installation.
  • Leave the Intel® FPGA PAC in its ESD-safe packaging until you are ready to install the card.
  • During installation, handle the Intel® FPGA PAC only by the edge of the board.
  • Never touch any exposed circuitry, edge connectors, or printed circuits on the Intel® FPGA PAC or server.
  • Do not put the Intel® FPGA PAC on any metal surface during installation.
  • If you must put the Intel® FPGA PAC down, put the card in the ESD-safe packaging.