ADM-PCIE-8V3 - High-Performance Data Center Accelerator


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ADM-PCIE-8V3 Documents

Datasheet (pdf)

User Manual v1.9 (pdf)

Support and Development Kit

The contents of the SDK can be viewed in


Please contact Alpha Data for details on the purchase of the ADM-PCIE-8V3 SDK.


  • High-Performance Data Center Accelerator
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Data Processing
  • System Modeling
  • Market Analysis

Board Features

  • 2x QSFP28 Cages
  • Shrouded heatsink with passive and fan cooling options

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

  • 2x 100G Ethernet MACs (incl. KR4 RS-FEC)
  • 2x 150G Interlaken cores
  • 4x PCI Express x8 Gen3


The ADM-PCIE-8V3 is a half-length, low profile, PCI Express Add-In Card featuring the powerful and efficient Xilinx Virtex UltraScale VU095-2 FPGA.

The 16 lane PCIe Gen3 capable card-edge allows for dual 8 lane endpoints in a bifurcated system for maximum data throughput.

Front IO with 2x QSFP28 sockets, each supporting one 100GbE or four 25GbE interfaces. Full profile card slots can also sopport two additional 100GbE interfaces via Samtec FireFly® modules, allowing this board to become a massive network device with 4x 100GbE ports.

Two 1G x72 DDR4-2400 ECC memory banks each provide 8GiB of on-board DDR4-2400 memory (72 bits wide).

System monitoring of temperature, voltage, and current gives developers accurate feedback of power utilization for their designs.

Optional Board Support Package (BSP) with example FPGA designs, application software, mature Application Programming Interface (API) and driver support for MS Windows and Linux.

This card comes with low-profile and full-height front brackets (low-profile bracket fitted as standard) and an optional blower for low air-flow systems.

Board Format

1/2 Length, low profile, x16 PCIe form Factor

Width: 174mm Height: 68.9mm Depth: 17.45mm Weight: 230g

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

Operating Temperature range: 0°C to +55°C

Storage Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C

Operating Humidity range: Up to 95% (non-condensing)

Host I/F

PCI Express® Gen3 x8

Target Device

Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale™

XCVU095-2 - FFVC1517

FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 2x 100G Ethernet MACs (incl. KR4 RS-FEC)
  • 2x 150G Interlaken cores
  • 4x PCI Express x8 Gen3

On Board Memory options

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size
(per bank)
FBGA-SDRAM21G x 72 (8GiB)
2G x 72 (16GiB) - Ordering Option

Board Management

The ADM-PCIE-8V3 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.

FPGA Configuration

  • From onboard Flash
  • Through USB board management (built-in JTAG)

The USB/JTAG Interface is compatible with all of the Xilinx Vivado® Tools.

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash SizeNo. config regions
BPI1GBit2 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 TypeQtyLanes per InterfaceData Rate per LaneProtocol Capability
QSFP282428GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet
Samtec FireFly2428GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet

Other I/O Interfaces

USB board management (built-in JTAG)


Optional integrated Board Support Package (BSP) including FPGA example designs, plug and play drivers and API.

Ordering Information
ADM-PCIE-8V3 (m)(q)(f)(g)
ParametercodeParameter Description
DDR4 Memory Optionsm

blank = 8Gb parts, 8GiB (DDR4-2400) per bank, 16GiB total,
/32GB = 16Gb parts, 16GiB (DDR4-1866) per bank, 32 GiB total

QSFP cages and Optical Modulesq

blank = QSFP28 Cages only,

Optionally fitted Modules

/Q10 = 2x 10 Gigabit QSFP optical module,
/Q14 = 2x 14 Gigabit QSFP optical module,
/Q28 = 2x 28 Gigabit QSFP optical module

FireFly® Optical Modules (available in full height bracket only)f

blank = none,
/F14 = 2x 14 Gigabit FireFly® optical module,
/F28 = 2x 28 Gigabit FireFly® optical module

GPIO (available in full height bracket only)g

blank = none,
Contact alpha data for customizable options (timing input, RS232, RS485, Direct FPGA Connections)


  • ADM-PCIE-8V3 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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