Achronix Introduces the Highest FPGA Memory Bandwidth, PCIe Acceleration Board for Data Center Applications

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Santa Clara, Calif., June 21, 2016 – Achronix Semiconductor Corporation today announced the availability of the new PCIe form factor Accelerator-6D accelerator board which is the industry’s highest single-FPGA memory bandwidth, PCIe add-in card for high-speed data center acceleration applications. The board integrates a Speedster™22i HD1000 FPGA with 700,000 look-up-tables that connects to six independent memory controllers allowing for up to 192 GB of memory and 690 Gbps of total memory bandwidth.

Each DRAM controller on the HD1000 runs at 1,600 MT/s and connects to two SODIMMs allowing for single, dual- and quad-rank SODIMM and SORDIMM DDR3 operation. The board also has four QSFP+ connectors for 10G/40G Ethernet connectivity and supports PCIe Gen3 ×8 operation. The controllers for the DDR3, Ethernet and PCIe interfaces are implemented as embedded hard blocks inside the HD1000 FPGA, which eliminates the requirement to use valuable programmable resources inside the FPGA to implement these functions. In addition, the embedded hard controllers guarantee timing on these complex high-performance interfaces, enabling designers to focus their valuable time on developing data center acceleration applications.

The Accelerator-6D board is the only FPGA-based PCIe board that has 6 independent DRAM memory ports connected to a single FPGA. Each independent port can be configured with up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory. The memory ports combined with the 4 QSFP+ modules that support 4x 40G Ethernet is the perfect platform for data center architects to develop intelligent NIC cards for NFV network acceleration or network security.

“The Accelerator-6D board offers a unique value proposition to the data center, high-performance compute market segment that uses PCIe add-in cards,” said Steve Mensor, Vice President of Marketing, Achronix Semiconductor. “The Accelerator-6D board offers the highest memory bandwidth for an FPGA-based PCIe form factor board, and memory bandwidth is typically the bottleneck of high performance computer systems.”

Product Availability

The Accelerator-6D boards are available today at a 1-unit price of $7,500. The board comes with a power supply, one-year license for ACE design tools and multiple system-level reference designs for Ethernet, DDR3 and PCIe operation. For additional information visit https://www.wwwdev01.achronix.com/achronix-pcie-accelerator-6d-card/.

About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix is a privately held, fabless corporation based in Santa Clara, California. Achronix builds application targeted field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) built on Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) process technology. Achronix ACE design tools include integrated support for Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS) Synplify Pro. Achronix has sales offices and representatives in the United States, Europe, and China, and has a research and design office in Bangalore, India. Find out more at https://www.wwwdev01.achronix.com.

Contacts

Steve Mensor
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
408-889-4144
steve.mensor@achronix.com
Susan Cain
Cain Communications
408-393-4794
scain@caincom.com

Achronix and Speedster are registered trademarks of Achronix Semiconductor Corporation. All other brands, product names and marks are the property of their respective owners.

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About Achronix Semiconductor Corporation

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California, offering high-end FPGA-based data acceleration solutions, designed to address high-performance, compute-intensive and real-time processing applications. Achronix FPGA and eFPGA IP offerings are further enhanced by ready-to-use accelerator cards targeting AI, machine learning, networking and data center applications. All Achronix products are fully supported by a complete and optimized range of Achronix software tools called ACE, which enables customers to quickly develop their own custom applications.

Achronix has a global footprint, with sales and design teams across the U.S., Europe and Asia. In January 2021, Achronix entered into a definitive merger agreement with ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: ACEV) in a transaction that would result in Achronix being listed on Nasdaq. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021.

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Contacts

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Achronix Semiconductor Corporation
408-889-4142
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Achronix and Speedster are registered trademarks, and Speedcore and Speedchip are trademarks of Achronix Semiconductor Corporation. All other brands, product names and marks are the property of their respective owners.