S5-6U-VPX Rugged Altera Stratix V GX 6U VPX Board with two VITA-57 FMC I/O Sites

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Board Category: Production Ready Board

Components & Interface: Converter: AD, DA; Expansion: FMC

End Market: Computer & Storage, Industrial, Military, Test & Measurement

Technology: Embedded Design

Stratix Series: Stratix® V: Stratix® V GX

Board Feature: General User IO: LED


BittWare's S5-6U-VPX (S56X) is a rugged 6U VPX card based on the high-bandwidth, power-efficient Intel® Stratix® V GX/GS FPGA. Designed for high-end applications, the Stratix V provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. An ARM*? Cortex?-A8 control processor provides a complete control plane interface; and a configurable 48-port multi-gigabit transceiver interface supports a variety of protocols, including Serial RapidIO, PCI Express, and 10GigE. The board features up to 8 GB of DDR3 SDRAM as well as Flash memory for booting the FPGAs. Providing additional flexibility are two VITA 57 FMC sites for enhancing the board's I/O and processing capabilities. The S56X also features a Board Management Controller (BMC) for advanced system monitoring, which greatly simplifies platform management. All of these features combine to make the S56X a versatile and efficient solution for creating and deploying high-performance FPGA computing systems.

Order Information

Ordering Code
S56X $Contact Us Buy Now

Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • Up to 8 GBytes on-board memory
  • 800 MHz ARM? Cortex?-A8 control processor
  • Two High density Stratix® V GX/GS FPGAs
  • Two VITA 57 FMC sites for processing and I/O expansion
  • 48 multi-gigabit transceivers; I/O includes: GigE, SerDes, LVDS, JTAG, RS-232

Development Kit Software Contents

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

Support Document

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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 S56X 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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