Converting to and from an X3522PV

Alveo X3522 User Guide (UG1523)

Document ID
UG1523
Release Date
2023-08-25
Revision
1.4 English

You can convert an X3522 low latency network adapter to an X3522PV adaptable accelerator card, and revert it back to an X3522.

The card must have been manufactured as an X3522 low latency network adapter, and you must purchase a software license before you can convert it to an X3522PV adaptable accelerator card.

CAUTION:
Converting a card that was manufactured as an X3522PV adaptable accelerator card to an X3522 low latency network adapter is not supported. It might result in a card that is inoperable, and might void your warranty.

During the conversion process from an X3522 to an X3522PV or back again, there is a small window of opportunity where interrupting the conversion (for example by canceling the running upgrade or shutting off power) might result in the card failing to enumerate. In these circumstances, the X3522 requires the use of an Alveo Debug Kit (ADK) debug adapter and cable to recover the card (see Recovering an X3522 Card). Customers are advised to check they have access to an ADK before performing the conversion process.

NIC to PV Conversion Website

Downloads and documentation that are specific to converting to and from an X3522PV are provided separately. Access instructions are sent to you when you purchase the software license for conversion.