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3rd Jul 2013: Alpha Data releases deployable Zynq SoC board

Offering the Zynq SoC in a standard form factor, allowing easy development and deployment in commercial, industrial and rugged systems.

ADM-XRC=7Z1 ZYNQ based FPGA Board Picture

3rd July 2013: San Jose, CA:

Alpha Data is proud to announce the launch of the ADM-XRC-7Z1, the first in a new class of products featuring the Xilinx® Zynq System-on-Chip (SoC).

The ADM-XRC-7Z1 is an XMC Mezzanine card suitable for initial development through to deployment in rugged environments. Supporting the largest devices in the Zynq family, the ADM-XRC-7Z1 provides dedicated USB, Serial and Ethernet interfaces for the Processing System. The Programmable Logic is served with on-board memory and flexible IO to the front and rear. The front I/O supports the large range of Alpha Data XRM adapters for applications including:

  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Radar and Sonar Processing
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Vision
"Xilinx® Zynq is a game changer for the embedded market. The performance of dual ARM Cortex™-A9 processors, tightly coupled to over 6M logic gates with high-speed IO, allows a reduction in Size, Weight and Power that renders existing system architectures obsolete. With the ADM-XRC-7Z1, designers can now integrate their I/O, DSP and host processing in a single mezzanine card."

Adam Smith, CEO of Alpha Data Inc.


The ADM-XRC7Z1 is competitively priced and available to order immediately. It ships with a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK), including example designs and software drivers. The board is available in industrial grade and air or conduction cooled variants, making it ideal for use in a wide range of markets and applications.

Further product details and ordering options for the are available at: ADM-XRC-7Z1-Product-Page


Alpha Data has collaborated with Xilinx® to provide some of the very first UltraSCALE™ FPGAs in a commercially available product.

Photo of the ADM-PCIE-KU3 FPGA Board

16 April, 2014: Denver, CO

Alpha Data's catalog of off-the-shelf boards now includes Xilinx® 20nm Kintex® UltraSCALE™ devices; enabling a new class of accelerator cards. Early access to the Vivado Design suite has proven very successful and Alpha Data is pleased to announce the ADM-PCIE-KU3, in conjunction with Vivado 2014.1 support for the Kintex® UltraSCALE™ devices.

12th Mar 2014: Alpha Data Announces Release of ADM-XRC Gen 3 Drivers version 1.4.14

The Alpha Data AMD-XRC Gen 3 driver has been updated to revision 1.4.14 for Windows, Linux and VxWorks™.

Future Events

17-20 Nov 2014: SC14 - Supercomputing Conference 2014 (New Orleans, LA)

Alpha Data is exhibiting at SC14 (Booth #3803).

Contact: Adam Smith for further information.

Conference Details available on the SC14 website.

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22nd June 2013: VPX Article in Embedded Computing Design Magazine by Kevin Roth

See June 2013 Issue Embedded Computing Design Magazine.

5th June 2013: VPX Article In VITA Technologies Summer Issue by Adam Smith

See Technically speaking: Trends in mass customization, FPGAs article on the VITA website.

18th June 2012: ADM-XRC-7K1 Embedded Computing Design Innovative Product List

The ADM-XRC-7K1 has been listed in the latest Embedded Computing Design Innovative Product Listing. See June Issue Embedded Computing Design Magazine.

2nd April 2012: I/O Design using FMCs, Article by Adam Smith

This article appeared in the Spring issue of VITA Technologies publications. See Article in VITA Technologies Magazine (Spring 2012 Issue, page 22).

06th September 2010: FPGAS and JPEG2000, Article by Adam Smith

This article appeared in the July/August issue of Military Embeded Systems publications. See Article on

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Issue 5: ADM-XRC-7Z1 Zynq Product Release Special

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Issue 4: OpenVPX Product Release Special

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Issue 3: Design • Develop • Deploy - Special

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Issue 2: Release of the ADM-XRC-7V1 Special

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