FDR InfiniBand PCIe Add-in Card

A client in the telecom-datacom industry chose Nuvation Engineering to deliver an FDR InfiniBand adapter card for a broadcast video server. The board communicates with the external world over dual FDR InfiniBand and with the host motherboard over PCIe x16 Gen 3. The highest single-lane bitrate on the board was 14.0625 Gbps. The project was delivered on budget, on schedule, and 100% functional with no rework or modifications.

FDR InfiniBand

Design Features:

  • Mellanox ConnectX-3 (InfiniBand to PCIe adapter)
  • Four independent component-based DDR3 Interfaces operating at 933MHz
  • PCI Express 3.0 Switch
  • Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA for video packet processing