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Alveo MA35D Media Acceleration Card Data Sheet (DS1010)

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The following table provides high-level product details.

Table 1. Alveo MA35D Media Acceleration Card Product Details
Specification MA35D Card
Product SKU A-MA35D-P16G- PQ-G
Thermal design power (TDP) 1 40W
Thermal cooling solution Passive
Weight 325g
Form factor Half height, half length, single slot
PCIe physical x8 PCIe
PCIe functionality support PCIe Gen4 bifurcated x4x4
Virtualization Supports SR-IOV
Memory 16 GB LPDDR5
  1. The cooling solution is designed with a 40W TDP. Under load the card is expected to draw less power with some per-device variation.

The following table provides the video capabilities such as built-in transcoder blocks and AI/ML support.

Table 2. Alveo MA35D Video Capabilities
Feature Details
Encode formats
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • AV1‚Äč
Decode formats
  • H.264
  • H.265
  • AV1
  • VP9
H.265/H.264 performance
  • 4x 4Kp60
  • 16x 1080p60
  • 32x 1080p30
  • 72x 720p30
AV1 performance
  • 8x 4Kp60
  • 32x 1080p60
  • 64x 1080p30
  • 144x 720p30
Maximum channel density 256 maximum transcode channels
8/10-bit formats YUV420 planar and semi planar
Comparable presets
  • H.264: x264 medium
  • H.265: x265 medium
  • AV1: x265 slow
Video processing
  • ABR scaler - resolution can be set per transcode
  • Compositor
  • 2D graphics overlay
  • 4K streaming latency as low as 8 ms
AI/ML 22 TOPS per card
Aux processor 2x 64 bit quad core RISC-V subsystem
  1. For current software capabilities, refer to the AMA Video SDK documentation.