NovaSparks advances FPGA Trading Technologies

NovaSparks is the leader in FPGA-based high performance and ultra-low latency trading solutions for financial markets.

NovaTick™, its flagship Ticker Plant product, supports 75 feeds across the major Equities, Futures and Options trading venues in North America, Europe and Asia. It is packaged in scalable ‘easy-to-deploy’ appliances or in ‘tightly coupled’ PCIe cards.

NovaSparks FPGA-based feed handlers deliver normalized market data, including order book building and multi-feed consolidation with sub microsecond processing latency, even during market peaks period.

The NovaSparks open FPGA trading development platform can extend this level of performance to the entire trading cycle.

NovaTick™ also includes advanced built-in functions to support and optimize the use of wireless infrastructures.

The company is headquartered in Paris (France), New York City (USA), Bangkok (Thailand) and has offices in Nantes (France) and Athens (Greece).

NovaTick 4th Generation Platform

In comparison with the previous (3rd) generation, this hardware platform reduces ticker plant latency by 25%, multiplies instrument density by 10, unleashes new consumption and integration models and offers two form factors: Appliance and PCIe Card.

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Why pure FPGA?

Could the NovaSparks FPGA platform give you a trading edge? If your trading strategy relies on ultra-fast, deterministic and reliable access to the market data, there is no alternative.

Software Ticker Plants solutions rely exclusively on CPUs to handle market data and are not are not able to offer the lowest latency, especially during market spikes. Memory bottlenecks, operating system overheads, poor parallelism, compiler limitations and slow networking stacks are among the many factors constraining performance and causing long tails in the processing latency distribution.

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Eliminate the bottlenecks experienced in conventional software and hybrid systems


High resiliency is possible since the FPGA is not affected by the various software changes/updates typically required in a trading infrastructure.


The design merges feed handling, order book building, data distribution functions through multiple means and with multiple publication levels and is engineered to scale across markets and a significant number of participants consuming the market data.

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