S5-PCIe-DS Dual Altera Stratix V GX PCIe Board with Quad QSFP+, DDR3, QDRII+, and 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

Stratix Series: Stratix® V: Stratix® V GX

Board Feature: General User IO: LED


BittWare's S5-PCIe-DS (S5PE-DS) is a PCIe x16 card featuring two high-bandwidth, power-efficient Intel® Stratix® V GX or GS FPGAs. Designed for high-end applications, the Stratix V provides a high level of system integration and flexibility for I/O, routing, and processing. The S5PE-DS provides up to 64 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM as well as options for RLDRAM3 and QDRII+. Providing additional flexibility are four front-panel QSFP cages, allowing 4 40GigE interfaces, 16 10GigE, or 4 QDR/FDR InfiniBand interfaces direct to the FPGAs built in PHYs for the lowest possible latency. With almost 2 million logic elements available (952,000 per FPGA), the board is ideal for high-performance computing, and with the reduced latency provided by the network interfaces, ideal for high frequency trading, military/government agency secure communications, and network processing applications.

Order Information

Ordering Code
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Development Kit Hardware Contents

  • PCIe x16 interface supporting Gen1, Gen2, or Gen3
  • Eight SATA connectors, up to 6 Gbps each; Timestamping support; Utility I/O includes: USB 2.0, RS-232, and JTAG
  • Memory options: up to 64 GBytes of DDR3 SDRAM with ECC up to 4 GBytes RLDRAM3 up to 144 MBytes QDRII+
  • Two high-density Intel® Stratix® V GX/GS FPGAs
  • Four QSFP+ cages for 4 40GigE, 16 10GigE, or 4 QDR/FDR InfiniBand direct to the FPGAs

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

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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 S5PE-DS 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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