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  • Board Format : Half-Length, low profile x8 PCIe form factor
  • Host I/F : PCI Express® Gen3 x8
  • Target Device : Xilinx® Kintex® Ultrascale™ : XCKU115-2 - FLVA1517E
  • SDRAM : 2x banks of 8G x 72, DDR4-2400, 16GiB total (Standard) - (Option for 32GiB, DDR4-1866 (dual bank devices), at manufacturing)
  • FLASH : On-board re-programmable flash memory for embedded configuration
  • Optional integrated Board Support Package (BSP) including extensive FPGA example designs, plug and play drivers, and a mature Application Programming Interface (API)
  • CAPI Compliant


  • Video Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Network Acceleration


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 aircooled 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

FPGA Resources

Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale™Flip-FlopsLUTsDSP SlicesBRAMURAM

Xilinx Kintex UltraSCALE Family logoPCI EXPRESS LOGOXilinx SDAccel LogoOpenPOWER Organisation LOGO

Ordering Information

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blank = 16GB (DDR4-2400) onboard memory,

/32GB = 32GB (DDR4-1866) onboard memory

SFP+ Cages and Optical Modules


blank = SFP+ Cages only,

Optionally fitted Modules

/D10 = 2x 10 Gigabit SFP+ optical modules,

/D14 = 2x 14 Gigabit SFP+ optical modules

FireFly® Optical Modules


blank = not fitted,

/F = 2x 14 Gigabit FireFly® optical module - MPO Front Panel (full height bracket required)

GPIO (RS232/485)


blank = RS232/485 NOT available,

/G = RS232/485 available

Si5328 Jitter Attenuator


blank = Si5328 NOT fitted,

/J = Si5328 Si5328 fitted

No fan option


blank = optional cooling fan installed,

/NF = no fan

Sample Code :


Related Product(s)

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RD-8K5 Reference Design

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RD-CAPI-8K5 CAPI Reference Design

Support and Development Kit

The contents of the SDK can be viewed in


The ADM-PCIE-8K5 SDK and Driver can be downloaded** from here:

Windows SDK: v2.0.0 (30th June 2017)

Linux SDK: v2.0.0 (30th June 2017)

Windows Driver: v1.4.18 (9th Jun 2017)

Linux Driver: v1.4.18 (9th Jun 2017)

** Purchase of RD-8K5 shown here is required to download the SDK.

Contact Alpha Data support if you have any problems or questions.

Associated Documentation




Product Notices



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