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BittWare Ships First FPGA Boards Based on the 16nm Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGA


CONCORD, NH & SWINDON, UK - October 11, 2016 - BittWare, an industry-leading board supplier for over 25 years, announced today at the October meet-up of the NMI FPGA Network the first customer shipments of two new PCIe boards based on Xilinx's 16nm Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGAs.

The XUPP3R is a 3/4-length PCIe board that supports PCIe Gen4 x8 or Gen3 x16 and offers four front panel QSFP28 cages, each supporting 4 lanes of up to 25 Gbps with support for 10/25/40/100 GbE. Four DIMM sockets support massive memory configurations including up to 256 GBytes of memory across four 72-bit wide banks. Alternatively, each of those DIMM sockets can be populated with BittWare's dual bank QDR DIMMs, each providing 576 Mb of QDR-II+. An optional Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) module with 2 GB can be populated in addition to the DIMMs.

Learn more: XUPP3R.

The XUPPL4 is a low-profile PCIe board that supports PCIe Gen4 x8 or Gen3 x16 and offers two front panel QSFP28 cages each supporting 10/25/40/100 GbE. Precision clocking and timing options, along with dual 72 bit wide banks of on-board DDR4 memory (up to 32 GB total), round out the board's feature set.

Learn more: XUPPL4.

"BittWare is pleased to once again be driving the leading edge of FPGA technology with the addition of these UltraScale+ based boards," said Ron Huizen, VP of Systems and Solutions at BittWare. "Our customers are looking for ultra-high bandwidth plus performance, and we're confident that the XUPP3S and XUPPL4 will be compelling options for a wide range of data center and networking applications, including compute acceleration, network processing, cybersecurity, and storage."

"Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs are the biggest, fastest, and most capable programmable devices in the world," said Mike Wissolik, Sr. Product Line Manager for High-end FPGAs at Xilinx. "We are very pleased to see Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA-based boards added to BittWare's already strong product offering. BittWare products showcase the state-of-the-art features in our devices, and we're delighted to be their silicon partner on these advanced systems."

The XUPP3R and XUPPL4 are the first boards to ship in BittWare's new family of boards featuring the UltraScale+ FPGA devices. The Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGAs are built on 16 nm process technology that actually extends Moore's law by using 16FF+ FinFET 3D transistors to offer higher performance per watt than previous generations. The boards deliver ultra-high bandwidth and performance for systems demanding processing of massive data flows.


BittWare's XUPP3R and XUPPL4 boards are shipping now. Contact BittWare for configurations, pricing, and details.

About BittWare, Inc.

For over 25 years, BittWare has made it easier for their OEM customers to quickly harness the power of programmable logic while simultaneously reducing technology risk and time-to-revenues. The company leverages their decades-long FPGA expertise by designing and deploying high-end network processing, high performance computing, and signal processing platforms. Our products utilize the latest FPGA technologies on industry-standard COTS form factors, including PCIe, and are available either as boards or in boxes. We also provide a great deal of value-add with IP, software, support, and services. When customer requirements make it difficult to use industry-standard boards, BittWare can provide modified solutions and/or licensed designs. For more information on BittWare and its innovative FPGA COTS solutions, visit

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Source: BittWare