ADM-XRC-7K1 - Radar/Sonar Beamforming


Photo 1 of adm-xrc-7k1Photo 2 of adm-xrc-7k1Photo 3 of adm-xrc-7k1Photo 4 of adm-xrc-7k1Main Photo of adm-xrc-7k1  Board: FPGA COTS board: Xilinx Kintex-7, XMC, DDR3 SDRAM, PCI Express : Comm, Ind, Mil Kintex-7

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ADM-XRC-7K1 Documents

Datasheet v2.1 (pdf)

User Manual v1.7 (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)


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

Board Features

  • Xilinx Kintex-7 XCK325T FPGA
  • Air-Cooled/Conduction-Cooled Options
  • Separate PCI Express Bridge
  • XRM2 I/O Interface
  • COTS Product
  • XMC (Switched Mezzanine Card, VITA 42)

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

  • 1x PCIe® Gen2


The ADM-XRC-7K1 is a high performance reconfigurable XMC (VITA 42.3 Mezzanine Card) based on the Xilinx Kintex-7 range of Platform FPGAs.

Features include PCI Express Gen2 interface, external memory, high density I/O, temperature 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 (x8 for -2/-3 devices only x4 for -1 devices).

There is a build option to include a 10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface connecting the target FPGA to P6.

The optional fitting of the Pn4 connector provides an additional 64 General Purpose IO (GPIO) links to the carrier card.

Board Format

XMC (Switched Mezzanine Card, VITA 42)

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
AC0Air Cooled Commercial0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C
AC1Air Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C-55°C+100°C
CC0Conduction Cooled Commercial0°C+55°C-40°C+85°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

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 Kintex® -7

XCK325T XCK410T - FFG900

FPGA Resources

Chosen DeviceFFsLUTsDSPsBRAM

FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 1x PCIe® Gen2

On Board Memory

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
SDRAM2256MB DDR3-1600 (Alternatively, slower 2Gbit devices can be fitted giving 1GByte on board in 2 banks of 512MByte @ 800MT/sec)

Target FPGA Configuration

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

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash SizeDescription

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
REAR I/O (Pn6)
Serial Links
8High-Speed Serial Links via Pn6 connector (two x4 Links Multiplexed between Front IO or Rear IO)
Serial Links
8High-Speed Serial Links via Pn6 connector (two x4 Links Multiplexed between Front IO or Rear IO). There is a build option for a 10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface to be fitted which connects to P6 (replaces one x4 high speed serial link)
Discrete Digital38LVCMOS/LVDS GPIO connections via Pn6 connector (VITA 46.9 X38s compatible pinout)
Discrete Digital64LVCMOS/LVDS GPIO connections via optional PMC Pn4 connector (2.5V levels with 3.3V compatible inputs)


The ADM-XRC-7K1 is supplied with the ADMXRCG3 Support & Development kit (SDK) along with ADB3 Driver for Windows / Linux / VxWorks. (see left)

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description
Kintex-7 devicez


Kintex-7 speedy

1, 2, 3


blank = Two banks each of 256MBytes at 1600MT/s, /1 = Two banks of 512MByte at 800MT/s


blank = air cooled commercial,
/AC1 = air cooled industrial,
/CC0 = conduction cooled Commercial,
/CC1 = conduction cooled industrial

Conformal Coatinga

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

Pn4 Fittedp

blank = not fitted, /Pn4 = Pn4 Connector fitted

Ethernet I/F Fittede

blank = not fitted, /GE = Ethernet I/F fitted

XMC Connector Typet

blank = XMC (VITA 42) Connectors , /X2 = XMC2 (VITA 61) Connectors

Stack Heights

blank = Standard Stack Height, /C7 = 12mm Stack Height


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

Contact sales for other ordering options


  • ADM-XRC-7K1 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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