The ADM-PA100 is an adaptable PCIe form factor AMD Versal™ ACAP Data Processing Unit suitable for early development and rapid deployment of solutions based on AMD Versal ACAP VC1902 AI Core device.

The PCIe form factor is suitable for desktop, lab, rack mount and data center deployments in commercial temperature ranges. Additionally, the board can optionally be deployed stand-alone without any reliance on a host CPU. The FMC+ interface on the board allows off-chip support of the many standard and custom interfaces that can be supported by the Versal ACAP through the very wide range of Alpha Data and 3rd Party FMC+ IO adapters available.

Flexible reference designs, allowing customers to access the full IO flexibility of the chip are provided for both the Vivado and Vitis tool chains.

The powerful VC1902 ACAP AI Core device provides a flexible device featuring 400 AI Engine VLIW processor cores capable of 133 INT8 TOPs for Machine Learning or DSP applications, with support for scalar processing on on-chip 2 ARM® Cortex™ A72 Application class CPU cores and 2 ARM Cortex R5 real-time CPU core. These processors are complemented by a large area of 7nm Programmable Logic containing 900k LUTs, almost 2000 DSP tiles and 164Mb of very high bandwidth SRAM suitable for attaching extremely high performance and high efficiency offload acceleration to the ARM and AIE array processors.

The device provides, and the board allows, access to a large number of configurable IO pins and Gigabit Transceiver ports which can connect to built-in hard-IP cores for 100G Multi-rate Ethernet, PCIe and DDR4, or can be controlled by custom IO logic in the programmable fabric supporting an incredibly wide range of communication standards and applications.


High performance data capture and processing
CPU offload acceleration
Low latency networking and analytics
AI Inference for Data Center or Edge applications
High Performance Computing
Industrial vision and control
Lab-based system prototyping
Rack level deployments

Board Features

VITA57.4 FMC+ Interface
GigE Interface
1x Firefly™ (x4) Interface
System Monitor
Heatsink with optional fan

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

400x AI Engines
2x ARM Cortex-A72 MPCores™
2x ARM Cortex-R5 MPCores


Board Format

PCIe 3/4 Length, full height, Dual Slot, includes front panel
Width: 267.2 mm
Height: 126.3 mm
Depth: 39.9 mm
Weight: PCB assembly - 210g: with fans heatsink and covers - 1150 g

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits
Operating Temperature RangeStorage Temperature Range
ActiveFAN Fitted0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C
PassiveFAN not Fitted0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C

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

Host I/F

PCI Express Gen3 x16 (or Dual Gen4 x8)

Target Device

VC1902-2MS (A2197)

FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

400x AI Engines
2x ARM Cortex-A72 MPCores™
2x ARM Cortex-R5 MPCores

On Board Memory

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
DDR4-SDRAM21G x 72 (8GiB) DDR4-3200

System Monitor

The ADM-PA100 provides 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 can be accessed directly through the USB interface via the front panel (or rear of board). It also connects to the target FPGA via the USB to UART interface (see block diagram).

Target FPGA Configuration

From onboard Flash or uSD Card
Through USB board management (built-in JTAG)
MCAP Interface for Staged Configuration and Dynamic Function eXchange

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash Size
x8 QSPI2Gb storage

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
FMC+ Interface124 High-Speed differential Serial Links (up to 28Gbps) and 80 diff pairs (or 160 single ended) GPIO

High-Speed Network Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyLanes per InterfaceData Rate per LaneProtocol Capability
Firefly1428Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora

Ordering Information

Ordering Code
ParameterCodeParameter Description
FPGA Configurations/2MS = VC1902-2MS
Fan FittedfBLANK = active (cooling fans)
/NF = passive (no fans)
NoteOther options available. Please contact factory for details.

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Reference Designs: (RD-PA100)

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ADM-PA100 Board
One-Year Warranty
One-Year Technical Support


Please contact Alpha Data for full details on the available support packages for the ADM-PA100.

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