The ADM-PCIE-9V3 is a half-length, low profile, PCI Express Add-In Card featuring the powerful and efficient AMD Virtex UltraScale Plus VU3P-2 FPGA.

It boasts a 16-lane PCIe Gen3 capable interface and front IO with 2x QSFP28 sockets, each supporting either one 100GbE or four 25GbE interfaces. Additionally, it features an onboard Ultraport SlimSAS Connector for OpenCAPI Connectivity.

Two 1G x 72 DDR4-2400 ECC memory banks provide 8GiB of onboard DDR4-2400 memory each (72 bits wide).

System monitoring of temperature, voltage, and current provides developers with accurate feedback on power utilization for their designs.

This card comes with low-profile and full-height front brackets, with the low-profile bracket fitted as standard. An optional blower is available for low air-flow systems.


High-Performance Network Accelerator
In-Network Compute
Data Center Accelerator
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Data Processing
System Modelling
Market Analysis

Board Features

1x OpenCAPI Interface
2x QSFP28 Cages
heatsink with passive and optional fan cooling

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

3x 100G Ethernet MACs (incl. KR4 RS-FEC)
3x 150G Interlaken cores
2x PCI Express x16 Gen3 / x8 Gen4 cores


Board Format

1/2 Length, low profile, x16 PCIe form Factor
Width: 174mm
Height: 68.9mm
Depth: 17.45mm
Weight: 230g

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)

See the ADM-PCIE-9V3 Declaration of Conformity document

Host I/F

PCI Express Gen3 x16

Target Device

AMD Virtex® UltraScale Plus™
XCVU3P-2 (FFVC1517)

FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

3x 100G Ethernet MACs (incl. KR4 RS-FEC)
3x 150G Interlaken cores
2x PCI Express x16 Gen3 / x8 Gen4 cores

On Board Memory options

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
FBGA-SDRAM21G x 72 (8GiB) DDR4-2400, CL17 Compatible
2G x 72 (16GiB) - Ordering Option DDR4-1866

Other on-board memory

2kb I2C EEPROM - Non-volatile data storage for the user design (i.e. storing MAC addresses)

Board Management

The ADM-PCIE-9V3 houses a system monitoring chip which can 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, the UART connection to the target FPGA or through the SMBus interface on the card's PCI Express edge connector. When enabled**, IPMI can also be used to communicate with the system monitor, allowing for remote communication and management with the ADM-PCIE-9V3.

** IPMI is disabled by default and should only be enabled when the board is installed in an IPMI-compliant system. Please contact the factory for details on enabling IPMI on the ADM-PCIE-9V3.

Target FPGA Configuration

From onboard Flash
Through USB board management (built-in JTAG)
Partial Reconfiguration (via MCAP) Over PCI Express

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash Size

High-Speed Network Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyLanes per InterfaceData Rate per LaneProtocol Capability
QSFP282428GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet
Ultraport SlimSAS1825GbpsOpenCAPI

Ordering Information

Ordering Code
ADM-PCIE-9V3 (m)(q)(g)
ParameterCodeParameter Description
DDR4 Memory Optionsmblank = 8Gb parts, 8GiB DDR4-2400 per bank, 16GiB total,
/32G = 16Gb DDR4-1866 parts, 16GiB per bank, 32 GiB total
QSFP cages and Optical Modulesqblank = QSFP28 cages only,
/Q10 = 2x 40G QSFP Optical module
(40GBASE-SR4 150m),
/Q14 = 2x 56G QSFP Optical module
(56G Infiniband 100m),
/Q25 = 2x 100G QSFP Optical module
(100GBASE-SR4 100m)
GPIO (available in full height bracket only)gblank = none,
Contact alpha data for customizable options (timing input, RS232, RS485, Direct FPGA Connections)

Related Products

The ADM-PCIE-9V3 does not have any related products.


Product Change Notices


Product Conformity

ADM-PCIE-9V3 UK Declaration of Conformity

ADM-PCIE-9V3 EU Declaration of Conformity

Reference Designs: (RD-9V3)

The RD-9V3 contains a suite of Vivado reference designs demonstrating how to use the board, including PCIe DMA examples, DDR4 memory, QPSI flash and GT IBERT example.

PCIe examples are compatible with the ADXDMA Driver and API.


Open source OpenCAPI reference designs can be found for this board on GitHub.

Download Reference Designs [Purchase]

Download the ADXDMA Driver [Login Required]

Open source OpenCAPI reference designs can be found for this board on GitHub


ADM-PCIE-9V3 Board
One-Year Warranty
One-Year Technical Support


Please contact Alpha Data for full details on the available support packages for the ADM-PCIE-9V3.

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