Alpha Data Resources for Data Center Card Designs

There are a number of design flows that can be used to create your final system:

Classic Hardware/Software Design Flow

Hardware designed using VHDL/Verilog HDLs, using the Alpha Data Reference Design IP and incorporating third party (i.e. Xilinx) IP modules. Synthesis, Place and Route performed by Xilinx Vivado tools.

Software written in C using the Alpha Data SDK API.

Hardware Flow Diagram

Hardware Design Flow Information


Xilinx SDAccel Design Flow

Using the Xilinx SDx family of design tools everything is designed with the tools using C++ and/or OpenCL along with IP modules.

SDAccel Flow Diagram

SDAccel Design Flow Information


OpenPOWER CAPI based Design Flow

The Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (CAPI) design flow removes the need for the designer to develop their host interface as this is provided as a pre-built Power Server Layer (PSL) module.

The majority of the design uses Hardware Definition Languages (VHDL/Verilog) and C/C++ for the software.

CAPI Flow Diagram

CAPI Design Flow Information


Product Support

Alpha Data also provide initial email and telephone support for these products. Long term support can also be purchased as well as design services.






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