ADA-VPX3-7V1 - Radar/Sonar Beamforming


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ADA-VPX3-7V1 Documents

Datasheet v1.0 (pdf)

User Manual v2.1 (pdf)

Support and Development Kit

For more details on the ADM-XRC Gen 3 SDK and ADB3 Driver see the ADM-XRC Gen 3 SDK Page.

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

Windows SDK: v1.7.0 (1 Dec 2014)

Linux SDK: v1.7.0 (1 Dec 2014)

Windows Driver: v1.4.19 (8 Oct 2018)

Linux Driver: v1.4.19 (8 Oct 2018)

Associated Documentation



  • Radar/Sonar Beamforming
  • Image/Video Processing
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Data Encryption

Board Features

  • Xilinx Virtex-7 XC7V585T FPGA
  • Air-Cooled/Conduction-Cooled Options
  • Separate PCI Express Bridge
  • XRM2 I/O Interface
  • COTS Product
  • 3U VPX (OpenVPX Compliant)

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

  • 2x PCI Express cores (Gen2 or Gen3 - FPGA dependent)


The ADA-VPX3-7V1 assembly brings together the power and configurability of the ADM-XRC-7V1 FPGA XMC2 in a VPX 3U module based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 range of Platform FPGAs.

Features include PCI Express Gen2 interface, external memory, high density I/O, system monitoring and flash boot facilities.

A comprehensive cross platform API with support for Microsoft Windows, Linux and VxWorks provides access to the full functionality of these hardware features.

Placing the PCI Express bridge in bypass allows the creation of a Gen 2 x8 PCI Express endpoint design directly into the target FPGA. Target FPGAs VX330T and VX690T can also support Gen3 x8 PCI Express designs.

Board Format

3U VPX (OpenVPX Compliant)

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
AC0Air Cooled Commercial0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C
ACEAir Cooled Extended0°C+70°C-55°C+100°C
AC1Air Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C-55°C+100°C
CC0Conduction Cooled Commercial0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C
CCEConduction Cooled Extended0°C+70°C[1]-55°C+100°C
CC1Conduction Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C[1]-55°C+100°C
[1] - with high-efficiency system cooling this can be raised to 85°C - Contact Alpha Data for more details

Operating Humidity range:

Up to 95% (non-condensing)

EMC Conformity:

FCC 47CFR Part 2
EN55022:2010 Equipment ClassB

For more information on the operating conditions for the different cooling options go to: Alpha Data Environmental Specification Page.

Or read: Alpha Data Environment Specification (PDF).

Host I/F

PCI Express® Gen2 x1, x2 or x4 link to separate bridge device with 2GB/s local link to user FPGA. 4 DMA Controllers. Interrupt Controller

Target FPGA Device

Xilinx Virtex® -7

XC7V585T XC7VX330T XC7VX485T XC7VX690T - FF(G)1761, FH(G)1761 or FLG(G)1761

FPGA Resources

Chosen DeviceFFsLUTsDSPsBRAM

FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 2x PCI Express cores (Gen2 or Gen3 - FPGA dependent)

On Board Memory options

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
SDRAM4512MB DDR3-1600
1GB DDR3-1600

Target FPGA Configuration

  • PCI Express direct to SelectMAP port
  • From Flash direct on power up
  • External JTAG connector

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash SizeDescription
BPI512MBit2x Bridge, 2x Target, 1x VPD Data Zone

On-board Clock Specifications

  • Low-jitter 250MHz reference clock, suitable for SerDes applications
  • Low-jitter 200MHz reference clock for IOB delay circuits
  • Custom clock inputs available through the XRM2 interface
  • Two Software-Programmable Clocks

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
Discrete Digital146LVCMOS/LVDS I/O (programmable to 1.2, 1.5 or 1.8V)
Serial Links
8High-Speed Serial Links to XRM2
VPX I/O (P1)
High-speed serial links1x4 PCI Express Interface
1000Base-X Ethernet2Ethernet connectivity to VPX backplane
Discrete Digital8Discrete IO
Discrete Digital64IO compliant with VITA 46.9 X64S


The ADA-VPX3-7V1 is supplied with the ADMXRCG3 Support & Development kit (SDK) along with ADB3 Driver for Windows / Linux / VxWorks. (see left)

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description
Virtex-7 devicez


Virtex-7 speedy

1, 2, 3


blank = 2GBytes on board SDRAM (Four banks of 512MBytes)
/4 = 4GByte on board SDRAM (Four banks of 1GByte)


blank = air cooled commercial,
/ACE = air cooled extended,
/AC1 = air cooled industrial,
/CC1 = conduction cooled industrial


not all FPGA speed grades available in all configurations.
Contact Alpha Data for full details.

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  • ADA-VPX3-7V1 Assembly
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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