Bittware XUPVV8, Xilinx UltraScale+, 4x QSFP-DD, 128 GB – Sky Blue Microsystems GmbH

Bittware XUPVV8 | Quad QSFP-DD network interface | Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGA | 8x 100GbE | 3.8M logic cells, 455 MB embedded memory | 128 GB DDR4

The BittWare XUPVV8 PCIe accelerator board built with a Xilinx UltraScale+ VU13P FPGA is well suited to high density applications.

The UltraScale+ VU13P offers up to 3.8 million logic elements. This power density makes thermal management difficult, but Bittware solves this problem  with the Viper platform.

Xilinx UltraScale+ 3/4-Length PCIe Board

High-Speed Networking and I/O

The XUPVV8 is enabled for high-speed networking with four front panel QSFP-DD cages, each supporting 2x 40/100GbE or 8x 10/25GbE channels.

A utility header provides a USB interface for debug and programming support.


The board’s flexible memory configuration includes four DIMM sites that support DDR4 SDRAM and QDR. Memory card options include up to 128 GBytes of DDR4 with optional error-correcting codes (ECC) or up 576 Mbits QDR-II+ (2x 288Mbit banks x18).

The board also features flash memory for FPGA images.

Board Management Controller

The XUPVV8’s advanced system monitoring subsystem features a Board Management Controller (BMC), which accepts Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) messaging protocol commands.

The BMC features include control of power and resets, monitoring of board sensors, FPGA boot loader, voltage overrides, configuration of programmable clocks, access to I2C bus components, field upgrades, and IPMI messaging.

Access to the BMC is via PCIe or USB. BittWare’s BittWorks II Toolkit also provides utilities and libraries for communicating with the BMC components at a higher, more abstract level, allowing developers to remotely monitor the state of the board.

BittWorks II Toolkit

BittWare offers complete software support for the XUPVV8 with its BittWorks II software tools. The BittWorks II Toolkit serves as the main interface between the BittWare board and the host system. The Toolkit includes drivers, libraries, utilities, and example projects for accessing, integrating, and developing applications for the BittWare board.

FPGA Example Projects

BittWare offers FPGA example projects to provide FPGA board support IP and integration for its UltraScale+ boards. The example projects easily integrate with the Xilinx Vivado tools and illustrate how to move data between the board’s different interfaces. All examples are available for download on BittWare’s developer website.

BittWare XUPVV8 accelerator diagram showing key hardware items e.g. OCuLink Expansion Ports, 4x DIMMs, 16nm FPGA, 1x PCIe Gen3 x16 interface, etc.
Hardware accelerator diagram: BittWare XUPVV8 with VU9P or VU13P in D2104 package.

Product Data

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BittWare XUPVV8 is a large Xilinx FPGA PCIe board with VU13P or VU9P and double-density 4x QSFP-DDs for 8x 100GbE.
XUPVV8 is a 3/4 width PCIe board with four QSFP-DDs supporting up to 8x 100GbEor 32x 10/25GbE.
BittWorks II Toolkit include BwMonitor app provides a view into the board management capabilities like live board power and temperature display of BittWare hardware.
BwMonitor is a part of the BittWorks II Toolkit: provides live board power and temperature display of BittWare hardware.