ADM-VPX3-7V2 - Digital Signal Processing


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ADM-VPX3-7V2 Documents

Datasheet v1.3 (pdf)

User Manual v1.9 (pdf)

Associated Documentation

Product Notice



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

Board Features

  • Xilinx Virtex-7 XC7V585T FPGA
  • Separate PCI Express Bridge FPGA
  • High-density FMC Interface
  • 2GByte on-board DDR3-1600 SDRAM
  • 3U VPX (OpenVPX Compliant)

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

  • 3x PCIe® Gen2 (690T 2x Gen3)


The ADM-VPX3-7V2 is a high performance reconfigurable 3U OpenVPX format board based on the Xilinx Virtex-7 range of Platform FPGAs.

Features include PCI Express Gen2 interface, external memory, high density I/O using a Vita 57 standard, high Pin Count FMC interface, Gigabit Ethernet Interface, 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).

The ADM-VPX3-7V2 is available in a cost reduced form without a separate Bridge FPGA for high-volume production orders. A Rear Transition Module (RTM) is available to accelerate development by providing monitor and control access to all Rear (backplane) IO signals.

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

Conformal Coating Options:

Acrylic or Polyurethane

Contact sales for specification of coatings.

Operating Humidity range:

Up to 95% (non-condensing)

EMC Conformity:

FCC 47CFR Part 2
EN55022:2010 Equipment ClassB
EN60950-1:2006 (+A12:2011)

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 XC7VX690T - FF(G)1761

FPGA Resources

Chosen DeviceFFsLUTsDSPsBRAM

FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 3x PCIe® Gen2 (690T 2x Gen3)

On Board Memory

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
SDRAM4512MB DDR3-1600 4GByte option available

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 FMC interface
  • Two Software-Programmable Clocks

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
Discrete Digital80 PairsGPIO
High-Speed Serial Links10High-Speed Serial Links
High-Speed Serial Links10High-Speed Serial Links (compliant to VITA 46.9 X24S+X12D+X8D)
Discrete Digital32GPIO (compliant to VITA 46.9 X24S+X12D+X8D)


Comprehensive Software Development Kit with source code for example software and FPGA designs.

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description
Virtex-7 devicez


Virtex-7 speedy

1, 2, 2G, 2L, 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,
/CC0 = conduction cooled Commercial,
/CCE = conduction cooled Extended,
/CC1 = conduction cooled industrial

Conformal Coatinga

blank = no conformal coating,
A = Acrylic,
P = Polyurethane


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

Contact sales for other ordering options


  • ADM-VPX3-7V2 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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