BittWare bases FPGA accelerator duo on Intel Agilex I 

Two FPGA accelerators have been added to BittWare’s enterprise class FPGA accelerators. Both of the Intel Agilex I-Series SmartNIC accelerators feature Intel Agile FPGAs.

The IA-440i and IA-640i accelerators support 400G Ethernet and PCIe 5.0 interfaces with the CXL interface available as an option. The accelerators complement BittWare’s existing Intel Agilex F-Series.

BittWare, a Molex company, has been selected to participate in Intel’s Agilex M-Series early access program (EAP) to expedite the delivery of FPGA-based solutions featuring Intel’s latest technology advancements. The company’s engineering team will take advantage of in-package HBM2e (high bandwidth memory) DRAM stacks, on-chip SRAM and support for external synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) and next-generation memory, including DDR5. 

“We are pleased to team with BittWare to scale Intel FPGA-based solutions while fueling momentum for our new Intel Agilex M-Series FPGAs,” said Deepali Trehan, vice president and general manager of Programmable Solutions, Intel. 

Early access units of the BittWare IA-440i and IA-640i accelerators are slated for availability in Q4 2022 with production units targeted for delivery in Q1 2023. They will be available through BittWare’s distribution channels.

BittWare and Intel together are developing solutions to speed the processing of various workloads, ranging from machine learning inference, database acceleration and non volatile memory express (NVMe) computational storage to networking test and measurement, 5G cellular testing and sensor processing. The resulting products will enable customers to keep pace with demands for high speed networking, computing and storage acceleration for the most demanding applications and computational workloads.

Craig Petrie, vice president, Sales and Marketing at BittWare, commented: “Our longstanding collaboration with Intel, expertise with the latest development tools, including OneAPI, as well as alignment with Molex’s global supply chain and  manufacturing capabilities enable BittWare to reduce development time by 12 to 18 months while ensuring smooth transitions from proof-of-concept to volume product deployment.” 

BittWare is a Molex company which designs and manufactures enterprise class FPGA hardware that enables customers to deploy solutions quickly and with low risk. BittWare has 30 years’ experience developing FPGA accelerators, and claims to be  the only FPGA vendor-agnostic supplier of critical mass able to address enterprise class qualification and lifecycle requirements for customers deploying solutions in volume. 

 Molex serves customers in the automotive, data centre, industrial automation, healthcare, 5G, cloud and consumer device industries.

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