The ADM-PA101 is an adaptable PCIe form factor AMD Versal ACAP acceleration platform suitable for early development and rapid deployment of solutions based on AMD Versal ACAP devices.

The powerful VM1802 ACAP device provides a flexible device including 2 ARM Cortex A72 Application class CPU cores and 2 ARM Cortex R5 real-time CPU cores. These processors are complemented by a large area of 7nm Programmable Logic containing 899k LUTs, almost 1600 DSP tiles and 119Mb of very high bandwidth SRAM suitable for attaching extremely high performance and high efficiency offload acceleration to the ARM 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. The FMC+ interface on the board allows off-chip support of these interfaces through the wide range of Alpha Data and 3rd Party FMC IO adapters available.
The PCIe form factor is suitable for desktop, lab, rack mount and data center deployments in commercial temperature ranges. This allows the board to be used from development to deployment.


High performance data capture and processing
CPU offload acceleration
Low latency networking and analytics
High Performance Computing
Industrial vision and control
Lab-based system prototyping
Rack level deployments

Board Features

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

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

2x ARM® Cortex™-A72 MPCore™ - 1.5GHz
2x ARM® Cortex™-R5 MPCore™ - 600MHz


Board Format

PCIe 3/4 Length, full height, Single Slot, includes front panel
Width: 267.2mm
Height: 126.3mm
Depth: 19.6mm
Weight: PCB assembly - 210g: with fans heatsink and covers - 730g

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits
Operating Temperature RangeStorage Temperature Range
AC0Air Cooled Commercial0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C

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

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

Host I/F

PCI Express Gen3 x16 (or Dual Gen4 x8)

Target Device

VM1802-2MS (A2197)

FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

2x ARM® Cortex™-A72 MPCore™ - 1.5GHz
2x ARM® Cortex™-R5 MPCore™ - 600MHz

On Board Memory

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

System Monitor

All power rails are sequenced and monitored by a TI Fusion IC. The TI Fusion controller monitors certain voltage readings, current readings, and Power OK signals to determine the state of the system. A PC can directly interact with the TI Fusion IC via the onboard PMBUS interface.

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 (2x MT25QU01GBBB8E12-0SIT)

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 = VM1802-2MS
Fan FittedfBLANK = active (cooling fans)
/NF = passive (no fans)
NoteOther options available. Please contact factory for details.

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ADM-PA101 Board
One Year Warranty
One Year Technical Support
Xilinx Vivado Board Files


Please contact Alpha Data for full details on the available support packages for the ADM-PA101.

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