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Xilinx SDAccel Device Support Archive (DSA) support
Dynamic DSA v5.0 implemented for Vivado 2018.1
Contact Alpha Data for further details.
Xilinx Vivado Board Files
The board files for the ADM-PCIE-8K5 are available for Vivado 2018.1
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 has been certified as OpenPOWER Ready.
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 is CAPI 1.0 compliant and compatible with Power8 systems.
The CAPI suport files can be downloded from the CAPI Support Website.
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 is compatible with CAPI SNAP Framework.
Further details of the Framework can be found on the CAPI SNAP web pages.
Support and Development Kit
The contents of the SDK can be viewed in
Purchase of RD-8K5 shown here is required to download the SDK and drivers.
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 SDK can be downloaded from here:
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 uses the ADB3 Driver which can be downloaded from here:
Declaration of Conformity
FPGA Features (Hard IP)
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 is a half-length, low profile, PCI Express Add-In Card featuring the powerful and efficient Xilinx Kintex UltraScale KU115-2 FPGA.
The ADM-PCIE-8K5 features two independent channels of DDR4 memory capable of 2400MT/s (fitted with two 8GB ECC banks as standard 16GB - optional 32GB available), dual SFP+ cages providing 2x 10GbE/16G Fiber Channel (Gen 5) capability. Dual Firefly connectors for up to 4x16Gbps per connector. Voltage/temperature/current control and monitoring. The board is supplied with an air-cooled heat sink and optional fan for development systems without sufficient airflow over the PCIe slots. For deployment in rack-mount server systems the fan is not required (passive cooling).
IBM Power8 and CAPI compliant
1/2 Length, Low profile, x8 PCIe form Factor
Width: 173mm Height: 68.9mm Depth: 17.5mm Weight: 200g
Operating Temperature range: 0°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C
Operating Humidity range: Up to 95% (non-condensing)
PCI Express® Gen3 x8
Xilinx Kintex® UltraScale™
XCKU115-2 - FLVA1517E
FPGA Hard IP Cores
On Board Memory options
|Memory Type||No. Banks||Memory Size|
|FBGA-SDRAM||2||1G x 72 (8GiB)|
|2G x 72 (16GiB)|
The board management logic has the ability to monitor temperature, voltage, and current of the system to check on the operation of the board. The monitoring is implemented using a microcontroller providing a host USB interface The information can also be accessed directly from the microcontroller over the USB interface on the front panel. When enabled**, IPMI can also be used to communicate with the system monitor, allowing for remote communication and management with the ADM-PCIE-8K5.
** IPMI is disabled by default and should only be enabled when the board is installed in an IPMI compliant system. Please contact the factory for details on enabling IPMI on the ADM-PCIE-8K5
The USB/JTAG Interface is compatible with all of the Xilinx Vivado® Tools.
FPGA Configuration Flash
|Flash Type||Flash Size||No. config regions|
|BPI||1GBit||2 each of 512MBit|
Other on-board memory
2kb I2C EEPROM - Non-volatile data storage for the user design (i.e. storing MAC addresses).
High-Speed Network Interfaces
|Interface Type||Qty||Lanes per Interface||Data Rate per Lane||Protocol Capability|
|SFP+||2||1||16Gbps||User Configurable, includes 10G Ethernet|
|Firefly Connector||2||4||16Gbps||PCIe, Fibre Channel, Infiniband, Ethernet, Aurora|
Other I/O Interfaces
USB board management (built-in JTAG).
Optional integrated Board Support Package (BSP) including extensive FPGA example designs, plug and play drivers, and a mature Application Programming Interface (API). CAPI Compliant (optional CAPI board support package available).
blank = 16GB (DDR4-2400) onboard memory,
|SFP+ Cages and Optical Modules||o|
blank = SFP+ Cages only,
|FireFly® Optical Modules||f|
blank = not fitted,
blank = RS232/485 NOT available,
|Si5328 Jitter Attenuator||j|
blank = Si5328 NOT fitted,
|No fan option||NF|
blank = optional cooling fan installed,
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