HiPrAcc™ NC220 / C220

Intel Agilex Low Profile PCIe Card

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High performance Data Center accelerator and edge AI low profile PCIe card with Intel’s 10nm Agilex FPGA. 2x F-Tile FPGA with up to 400Gbps (8x56Gbps PAM-4) Ethernet interface and 16x PCIe Gen4 support.


  • PCIe low profile (half-length, half-height) form factor (6.6" x 2.46")
  • Available with single-slot and double-slot passive and active cooling configurations
  • Agilex device support from lowest density 006 through 027 high density FPGAs (027/022, 023/019, 014/012, 008/006)
  • 16x PCIe Gen4 (256Gbps) host interface
  • Up to 400Gbps network interface via a single QSFD-DD network interface
    (Only available on NC220)
  • 3 banks of 72-bit DDR4 memory (12GB/24GB total)
  • Up to 75W card load with edge power and up to 100W card load with 6-pin PCIe power connector
  • Integrated USB Blaster II, Agilex debug and module monitor interfaces through a single micro-USB connector on PCIe bracket
  • SMB PPS input for external synchronization
    (Only available on NC220)
  • Extensive power, voltage and temperature telemetry with SMBus based access for host server board management controller (BMC)

Target Applications

  • Designed for Data Center workloads and scale out architectures
  • Machine learning, network, compute and edge AI acceleration
  • Bump-in-Wire networking and high-performance computing


  • x16 Gen4 PCIe card edge Interface
    • Backwards compatible with Gen3
    • Supports bifurcation as two x8 Gen4/Gen3
    • Gen2 and Gen1 supported via link down-training
  • QSFP-DD network interface port with hard IP support for:
    (Only available on NC220)

    • PAM4: 1x 400G
    • PAM4: 2x 200G
    • PAM4: 4x 100G
    • PAM4: 8x 50G
    • NRZ: 1x 200G
    • NRZ: 2x 100G
    • NRZ: 2x 50G/40G
    • NRZ: 8x 25G/10G
  • Unified micro-USB 2.0 interface with on-board USB hub for:
    • Integrated USB Blaster II
    • UART interface to HPS or FPGA fabric (DIP switch selectable)
    • UART interface to module control CPLD for card monitor and remote board control
  • SMB PPS input for external synchronization
    (Only available on NC220)

Memory, Storage and Configuration Interfaces

  • Three 72-Bit DDR4 interfaces, 4GB or 8GB component memory per bank
  • One DDR4 port routed to HPS accessible banks
  • x8 AVST configuration interface from module control CPLD
  • Dual 2Gbit QSPI flash memories for FPGA configuration and BMC controller connected to the module control CPLD
  • 128Mbyte HyperRAM for BMC controller

On-board Development and Debug Support

  • Integrated USB Blaster II
  • UART access to the FPGA and module control CPLD
  • Temperature, voltage and current monitoring sensors to module control CPLD
  • Module input power measurement for profiling and verification in target servers/environment
  • Automatic over-temp FPGA de-configuration
  • Support for server Board management controller (BMC) with MTCP protocol support via SMBus through integrated module control CPLD processor
  • Tri-color module status LED at PCIe bracket edge
  • Multiple on-board diagnostic and status LEDs

Power and Heatsink Options

  • PCIe edge power with support for 6-Pin microFIT connector power input
  • Options for single-slot passive half-height and full-height heat sinks
  • 75W with PCIe edge power
  • 100W with 6-Pin microFIT connector power

Product Brief

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