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Intel® PACs offer a comprehensive, qualified collection of software, firmware, and tools designed and distributed by Intel to make it easier to develop and deploy Intel FPGAs for workload optimization in the data center.

Intel's PCIe-based FPGA accelerator card for data centers offers both inline and look-aside acceleration. It provides the performance and versatility of FPGA acceleration and is one of several platforms supported by the Intel's Acceleration Stack for the Xeon CPU with FPGAs. This Acceleration Stack provides a common developer interface for both application and accelerator function developers and includes drivers, application programming interfaces (APIs), and an FPGA interface manager. Together with acceleration libraries and development tools, the Acceleration Stack saves developers time and enables code to be reused across multiple Intel FPGA platforms. The card can be deployed in a variety of servers with its 1/2 length, single-slot form factor, low power dissipation, and passive heat sink. The versatile PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA can be implemented in many market segments, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, genomics, video transcoding, cybersecurity, and financial trading.


  • Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA
  • High-performance, multi-gigabit SERDES transceivers
  • 1,150 K logic elements available (-2L speed grade)
  • 53 Mb of embedded memory
  • On-board memory
  • 8 GB DDR4 memory banks
  • 1 Gb (128 MB) Flash
  • Interfaces
  • PCIe x8 Gen3 electrical, x16 mechanical
  • USB 2.0 interface for debugging and programming of FPGA and Flash memory
  • Quad small form factor pluggable (QSFP) interface speeds up to 40GProfile
  • Standard height, 1/2 length with low profile option
Software and Design Entry Tools
  • Software
  • Acceleration stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs
  • FPGA Interface Manager 1.X installed
  • Design entry tools
  • Intel Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software
  • Acceleration stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs
  • Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™
  • Same form, fit, function and quality as Intel Programmable Acceleration Cards with Arria 10 GX FPGA distributed by major OEMs and server vendors
  • Big data analytics
  • Media transcoding
  • Cybersecurity
  • High-performance computing (HPC), such as genomics, oil, and gas
  • Financial technology (fintech)
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
Intel Validated Switches
Platform Validation