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AI Benchmarking on Achronix Speedster®7t FPGAs (WP999)

Deployments of machine learning networks with auto-regressive critical paths, or recurrence, often poorly utilize AI accelerator hardware. Such networks, like those used in automatic speech recognition (ASR), must run with low latency and deterministic tail-latency for at-scale real-time applications. In this paper, the team at presents an overlay architecture for an inference engine which is then implemented on a Speedster7t FPGA. The team further highlights the benefits of the AI-optimized Speedster7t architecture for low-latency, real-time applications.

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5G Advanced and 6G Evolution Powered by FPGA Technology (WP031)

5G, 5G Advanced, and 6G bring many technical and commercial challenges that need to be met if the promised benefits of this new cellular technology are to be truly achieved. Any solution in this space must deal with the evolving specifications — FPGA and eFPGA IP technology is critical to the successful deployment of these next-generation network technologies.

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Software-Defined Hardware Provides the Key to High-Performance Data Acceleration (WP019)

Across a wide range of industries, data acceleration is the key to building efficient, smart systems. A number of accelerator technologies have appeared to fill the gap that are based on custom silicon, graphics processors or dynamically reconfigurable hardware, but the key to their success is their ability to integrate into an environment where high throughput, low latency and ease of development are paramount requirements. A board-level platform developed jointly by Achronix and BittWare has been optimized for these applications, providing developers with a rapid path to deployment for high-throughput data acceleration.

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The Achronix Integrated 2D NoC Enables High-Bandwidth Designs (WP028)

Devices aimed at addressing modern algorithm acceleration workloads must be able to efficiently move high-bandwidth data streams between high-speed interfaces and throughout the device. Achronix Speedster®7t FPGAs can process these high-bandwidth data streams via an integrated new and highly innovative two-dimensional network on chip (2D NoC). This white paper discusses two methods of implementing a 2D NoC and presents an example design to show how the Achronix 2D NoC improves performance, reduces area, and reduces design time when compared to a soft 2D NoC implementation.

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Enabling the Next Generation of 5G Platforms (WP029)

Radio access networks (RANs) and associated core network hierarchy, which link end-user equipment to both the central telecom network and the cloud, are essential in building ubiquitous cellular connectivity to expand the number and breadth of use cases that can be supported by the technology. This paper outlines the current status of 5G standards and rollout, summarizes the new use cases 5G RANs need to support and examines the standards evolution to support higher bandwidth and additional use cases. Finally, it also explains how Achronix FPGA technology can be utilized by developers to meet the fundamental challenge facing them.

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Speedster7t FPGA Datasheet (DS015)

The Achronix 7nm Speedster7t FPGA family is specifically designed to deliver extremely high performance for demanding applications including data-center workloads and networking infrastructure. The processing tasks associated with these high-performance applications, specifically those associated with artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and high-speed networking, represent some of the most demanding processing workloads in the data center.

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Speedcore eFPGA Datasheet (DS012)

Achronix Speedcore embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP includes look-up-table, memory, and DSP blocks. Each of these blocks are designed to be modular to allow the definition any mix of resources required for a custom end system.

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Speedster7t 7t1500 Pin Table

The pin tables (in Excel format) for the Speedster7t AC7t1500 in the FBGA2597 package.

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Using the Speedster7t AC7t1550 FPGA (AN028)

The Speedster7t AC7t1550 is a high-performance FPGA specifically designed to support extremely high bandwidth requirements. This application note covers the requirements of including the AES-GCM cryptographic engine in the FPGA design.

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PCIe Enumeration of Speedster7t FPGAs (AN027)

This Application Note provides the steps to attain enumeration from a non-enumerated device with a PCIe interface and from an already enumerated device.

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Migrating to Achronix FPGA Technology (AN023)

Many users transitioning to Achronix FPGA technology are familiar with existing FPGA solutions from other vendors. Although Achronix technology and tools are similar to existing FPGA technology and tools, there are some differences. Understanding these differences is necessary to achieving the very best performance and quality of results (QoR).

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Coding Guidelines for Speedcore eFPGAs (AN003)

This application note details certain specific design elements that, with certain coding constructs and constraints, can improve timing performance or lower resource utilization.

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Runtime Programming of Speedster FPGAs (AN025)

This application note demonstrates changing the I/O ring configuration registers of a Speedster FPGA while in user mode.

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Speedster7t FPGAs Product Brief (PB033)

The Achronix Speedster®7t family is a revolutionary FPGA architecture highly optimized to meet the growing demands of AI/ML and high-bandwidth data acceleration applications. Specifically designed for these high-bandwidth workloads, the Speedster7t FPGA family features a revolutionary new 2D network on chip (NoC) and a high-density array of AI/ML optimized machine learning processors (MLP). Blending FPGA programmability with ASIC routing structures and compute engines, the Speedster7t family creates a new “FPGA+” class of technology.

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Real-Time ASR Accelerator for Data Center (PB036)

A real-time automatic speech recognition (ASR) accelerator for data centers, featuring industry-leading WER, concurrent real-time streams, and lowest latency — all running on a single VectorPath accelerator card.

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VectorPath S7t-VG6 Accelerator Card

Developed jointly with BittWare, the VectorPath® S7t-VG6 accelerator card is designed to reduce time to market when developing high-performance compute and acceleration functions for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), networking and data center applications.

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Achronix Company Backgrounder (PB029)

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation is a privately held, fabless semiconductor corporation based in Santa Clara, California and offers high-performance FPGA solutions. Achronix’s history is one of pushing the boundaries in the high-performance FPGA market.

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Achronix Tool Suite (PB002)

The Achronix Tool Suite works in conjunction with industry-standard synthesis tools, allowing FPGA designers (for both standalone and embedded) to easily map their designs into Achronix FPGA technology. Achronix provides ACE together with an Achronix-optimized version of Synplify Pro from Synopsys, the industry standard for producing high-performance and cost-effective FPGA designs.

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Speedster7t Soft IP User Guide (UG103)

This document describes the available soft IP cores and the methods for configuration and instantiation of each.

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Speedster7t GPIO User Guide (UG112)

This document describes the Speedster7t FPGA GPIO pins, their various features, how to configure them, any design considerations to be taken into account, and the tools required to implement them.

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Speedcore Component Library User Guide (UG065)

This library describes the programmable fabric silicon elements which may be instantiated into a custom design.

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Software Development Kit User Guide (UG107)

This Guide introduces the Achronix Software Development Kit and details each of the provided structures and functions.

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ACE User Guide (UG070)

This guide is a reference manual for the ACE, used for placing, routing, configuring, and debugging Speedcore eFPGAs and Speedster FPGAs. ACE works in conjunction with third-party synthesis and simulation tools to provide a complete design environment for Achronix FPGAs

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