A5-PCIe-L Altera Arria V GZ Low Profile PCIe Board with Dual QSFP+ and DDR3, QDRII+, or RLDRAM3

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Board Category: Production Ready Board

Components & Interface: Expansion: SPF Cage; Industry Standard: Ethernet, PCIE Edge

End Market: Broadcast, Computer & Storage, Medical, Test & Measurement, Wireless, Wireline

Technology: Embedded Design

Arria Series: Arria® V: Arria® V GZ

Board Feature: General User IO: LED


BittWare's A5-PCIe-L (A5PL) is a low-profile PCIe x8 card based on the Intel® Arria® V GZ FPGA. The high-performance, power- and cost-efficient Arria V GZ provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. Up to 8 GBytes of on-board memory includes DDR3, QDRII/II+, or RLDRAM3. Two front-panel QSFP+ cages allow two 40GigE or eight 10GigE interfaces. The A5PL also features a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management. All of these features combine to make the A5PL a versatile and efficient solution for network processing, security, broadcast, and signals intelligence applications.

Order Information

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A5PL $Contact Us Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • USB 2.0 for programming and debug; Timestamping and synchronization support
  • Dual QSFP+ cages for 2x 40GigE or 8x 10GigE
  • High performance Intel® Arria® V GZ FPGA
  • Memory options: up to 8 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC; up to 512 MBytes RLDRAM3; up to 72 MBytes QDRII+
  • PCIe x8 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3

Development Kit Software Contents

  • FPGA Development Kit
  • BittWorks II Toolkit : host, command, and debug tools for BittWare hardware; source code porting kit also available
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime II design software
  • Board Management Controller for Intelligent Platform Management

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Board Quality Metrics

Latest version of Quartus supported 15.1
Required Collateral Available
User Guide Y
Board Schematics N
Reliability / Quality Assurance

Defects per Million Opportunities (DPMO)

Parts per Million (PPM)
Board Policy
Return Material Authorization (RMA) Policy Contact BittWare.
RoHS Compliant Y
CE Compliant N. This is a system spec.
Conflict Mineral Policy Compliant
Test Plan Summary

BittWare offers complete software support for the A5PL with its BittWorks II software tools. Designed to make developing and debugging applications for BittWare's boards easy and efficient, the Toolkit is a collection of libraries and applications that provides the glue between the host application and the hardware.

Additional Compliance
ISO 9000 & 9001

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