Product overview

The XpressGXA10-LP1150 is a Low Profile Arria10 GX PCIe board which provides to customers an off-the-shelf Best-In Class hardware solution for HPC or Networking applications. The board hosts 1 bank of DDR4 and 4 banks of QDR2+ memories and two QSFP+ cages for multi 10GbE/40GbE networking solutions.

Benefits & features

Benefits

  • On board one DDR4 and four QDR2+ independent banks
  • Two QSFP+ optical cage for multi networking solutions
  • PCIe device with 8 lanes at 8 Gb/s link rate (Gen3)
  • Fail safe configuration flash sector
  • Configuration via protocol (CvP)
  • JTAG connector
  • Extension connector for inter board communication (16 transceiver lanes)

Features

The board is based on the Altera Arria 10 GX FPGA in F40 package, two possible versions are available :

  • XpressGXA10-LP1150B (Basic version)
  • 10AX115N4F40I3SG (1150kLE FBGA1517, 12.5Gbps, I3 Production Device)
  • XpressGXA10-LP1150T (Turbo version)
  • 10AX115N2F40I1SG (1150kLE FBGA1517, 12.5Gbps, I1 Production Device)
  • XpressGXA10-LP1150U (Ultra version)
  • 10AX115N4F40I3SG (1150kLE FBGA1517, 12.5Gbps, I3 Production Device)

The board offers advanced memory interface with high speed DDR4 and high throughput QDR2+ on board memory, a range of different memory depending on the version:

  • XpressGXA10-LP1150B (Basic version)   : 1 x DDR4 memory bank
  • XpressGXA10-LP1150T (Turbo version)  : 1 x DDR4 memory bank + 4 x QDR2+ memory banks
  • XpressGXA10-LP1150U (Ultra version)   : 1 x DDR4 memory bank + 4 x QDR2+ memory banks

The XpressGXA10-LP1150 high-end board allows all engineers to design complex applications using PCIe and 10 Gigabit Ethernet as their main communication interfaces.

The XpressGXA10-LP1150 is a low-profile, highly-integrated PCI Express FPGA board with quad-10G or 40G Ethernet channels engineered for both prototyping and field deployment.

Diagrams

Tech spec

FPGA and configuration modules

  • JTAG connector for external USB blaster
  • EPCQL1024 for Active Serial (AS) configuration mode (2 sectors for fail safe feature)

Memory

XpressGXA10 LP1150 Arria 10 GX FPGA DDR4 memory QDR2+ memory
Basic XpressGXA10-LP1150B 10AX115N4F40I3SG “core speed grade -3” 1 x bank 4 GB DDR4
5 x memory chip 8Gbits
1 Rank
datarate=1866 MT/s
-
Turbo XpressGXA10-LP1150T 10AX115N2F40I1SG “core speed grade -1” 1 x bank 4 GB DDR4
5 x memory chip 8Gbits
1 Rank
datarate=2400 MT/s
4 x bank 72 Mbits QDR2+ 18 bits
datarate = 633 MHz
UltraXpressGXA10-LP1150U 10AX115N4F40I3SG “core speed grade -3” 1 x bank 4 GB DDR4
5 x memory chip 8Gbits
1 Rank
datarate=1866 MT/s
4 x bank 144 Mbits QDR2+ 18 bits
datarate = 500 MHz

Communication Interfaces

  • PCI Express x8 2.5/5.0/8.0 Gbps (Gen 1, 2 or 3)
  • PCI Express edge connector
  • 2 x QSFP+ Optical cage
  • 2 x 40GBASE-LR4/SR4 or
  • 2 x 4 10GBASE-LRM/SR/LR (requires QSFP splitter cable) or 1000BASE-T/TX (requires QSFP splitter cable)
  • Other protocols supported by the QSFP modules

Other resources

  • Board capabilities extension or board-to-board connection over SAMTEC LSHM connector (LSHM-150-01-F-DH-A-S-K-TR), Board-to-board Interface (16 transceivers Rx/Tx)
  • On board programmable PLL oscillator (Si5341), highly flexible and configurable clock generator/buffer. This component provides special and high quality clock signals for high-speed transceivers and memory FPGA controller.
  • The clock generator SI5341 is controlled by the FPGA through an I²C serial interface, the user can modify one of the 9 output clocks frequency between 0.0001 MHz to 750 MHz
  • On board oscillator high precision provides clock accurate 20MHz-0.05ppm

Power Supply

  • Max 80W
  • The XpressGXA10-LP1150 is delivered with a custom passive heatsink

Operating Range

  • 0°C to 70°C

Board Size

  • Length : 16.77cm (6.59in)
  • Height : 6.89cm (2.71 in) / Low Profile PCIe
  • Thickness : 1.57 mm (0.062 inches) / Standard Thickness PCIe

Standards and compliance

  • RoHS/REACH compliant
  • UL certified
  • ISO9001 Facility

Deliverables

Board content

  • Low-profile (half-height) form factor PCIe Board
  • PCIe standard or low profile bracket
  • XpressA10GX Board Support Package
  • Power Supply adapter cable for standard ATX server PS
  • JTAG adapter cable for external USB Blaster
  • Mechanical files(3D DWF/STEP models and 2D drawing)
  • Board S-parameter (upon request)
  • Characterization report (upon request)
  • Optional package (upon request)
  • OpenCL HPC BSP (upon request)

Ordering Information

Board "Basic" version // XpressGXA10-LP1150B
Board "Ultra" version // XpressGXA10-LP1150U
Board "Turbo" version // XpressGXA10-LP1150T

OpenCL BSP HPC // RXCA10X0000F40-BSP10B (upon request)

Keep me informed

If you want to know more about REFLEX CES, sign up for our newsletter to be updated on our initiatives, sectorial news and upcoming events.

Reflex CES Reflex CES