Alpha Data announces 12x100g network accelerator board, featuring Samtec Twinax Flyover™ systems and Xilinx Ultrascale+™ FPGA

Alpha Data announces the release of its ADM-PCIE-9H7, a VU37P-2 Virtex® Ultrascale+™ FPGA board, creating a massive network device with up to 12 x 100GbE ports using AD-PCIE-FQSFP expansion interfaces.

Alpha Data, a leading supplier of high-performance FPGA solutions, announces the release of its newest FPGA accelerator card, the ADM-PCIE-9H7, the latest in a robust family of products ideal for a variety of HPC applications.


The ADM-PCIE-9H7 is a three quarter-length, PCI Express® add-in card featuring an Ultrascale+™ VU37P-2 FPGA, which includes 8GB on substrate High Bandwidth Memory (HBM Gen2). This platform provides exceptional memory and Read/Write performance at 460GB/s while reducing the overall power consumption of the board by eliminating the need for external SDRAM.

“The increase in memory performance using HBM is revolutionary. Combined with the Flexible Addressing interconnect cross-bar in the Ultrascale+™ FPGA, and 12 x 100Gb networking interfaces –this platform has unprecedented bandwidth capability for networking acceleration.”

Adam Smith, CEO, Alpha Data Inc.

A key feature of the ADM-PCIE-9H7 is the FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ expansion I/O, which allows for additional network connectivity and flexibility of adaptation to different physical interfaces. The ADM-PCIE-9H7 is equipped with front IO via 4x QSFP28 cages, each supporting one 100GbE with RS-FEC or four 25GbE interfaces. Two connected AD-PCIE-FQSFP boards can provide an additional 8 x 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces via Samtec’s Flyover™ QSFP28 Cable System, allowing this board to become a massive network device with up to 12 x 100GbE ports.


Alpha Data’s new 12x100G Network Acceleration Platform raises the bar for network acceleration leveraging Xilinx FPGAs and Samtec’s Twinax Flyover™ Systems. The Flyover QSFP and FireFly systems provide improved performance routing critical high-speed signals via ultra low skew twinax cable.”

Matt Burns, Product Marketing Manager at Samtec, Inc.

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About Alpha Data

Established in 1993, Alpha Data is a world leader in Xilinx FPGA based plug-in acceleration boards for Data Center, high-performance computing, and rugged embedded computing applications. Alpha Data’s high-reliability hardware platforms are ideal for development as well as full-scale production deployment – shaping the future in video processing, machine learning, and network acceleration.