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Support and Development Kit
The contents of the SDK can be viewed in
NOTE: this SDK version is only for use on boards with ES Silicon FPGAs.
Purchase of RD-9H3 shown here is required to download the SDK and drivers.
The ADM-PCIE-9H3 SDK can be downloaded from here:
The ADM-PCIE-9H3 uses the ADXDMA Driver which can be downloaded from here:
FPGA Features (Hard IP)
The ADM-PCIE-9H3 is a high-performance FPGA processing card intended for data center applications using Virtex UltraScale+ High Bandwidth Memory FPGAs from Xilinx.
The ADM-PCIE-9H3 utilises the Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale Plus FPGA family that includes on substrate High Bandwidth Memory (HBM Gen2). This provides exceptional memory Read/Write performance while reducing the overall power consumption of the board by negating the need for external SDRAM devices. There are also a number of high speed interface options available including 100G Ethernet MACs and OpenCAPI connectivity, to make the most of these interfaces the ADM-PCIE-9H3 is fitted with a QSFP-DD Cage (8x28Gbps lanes) and one OpenCAPI interface for ultra low latency communications.
1/2 Length, low profile, x16 PCIe form Factor
Width: 19.7mm Height: 80.1mm Depth: 181.5mm Weight: TBCg
Operating Temperature range: 0°C to +55°C
Storage Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C
Operating Humidity range: Up to 95% (non-condensing)
1x PCI Express® Gen3 x16 or 1x/2x* PCI Express® Gen4 x8 or OpenCAPI
* Only where the server motherboard is capable of bifurcating the x16 slot into 2 x8 PCI Express links.
Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale Plus™
XCVU33P-2E - FSVH2104
FPGA Hard IP Cores
On Board Memory
|Memory Type||No. Banks||Memory Size|
|on FPGA Substrate||2||4GB|
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) - up to 460GB/s (over 32 AXI Interfaces)
The ADM-PCIE-9H3 houses a system monitoring chip which is able to provide real-time temperature, voltage and current readings of the system, as well as reconfigure programmable clocks and much more. The system monitor is implemented using an Atmel AVR microcontroller, and can be accessed directly through the USB interface via the front panel, the UART connection to the target FPGA or through the SMBus interface on the card's PCI Express edge connector. IPMI can also be used to communicate with the system monitor, allowing for remote communication and management with the ADM-PCIE-9H3.
The USB/JTAG Interface is compatible with all of the Xilinx Vivado® Tools.
FPGA Configuration Flash
|Flash Type||Flash Size||No. config regions|
|QSPI||512MBit||2 each of 256MBit|
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|
|QSFP-DD||1||8||28Gbps||10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora|
|Ultraport SlimSAS||1||8||25/28Gbps||OpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora|
Other I/O Interfaces
Micro USB for JTAG support (FPGA programming and debug) and system monitor
In development an optional integrated Board Support Package (BSP) including FPGA example designs, plug and play drivers and API.
blank = XCVU33P-2E Fitted,
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