The ADM-PCIE-KU3 is a high performance reconfigurable Half-Length, low profile x16 PCIe form factor board based on the AMD Kintex UltraScale range of Platform FPGAs.

The ADM-PCIE-KU3 features two independent channels of DDR3 memory capable of 1600MT/s (fitted with two 8GB SODIMMs), SATA connections, High Speed I/O via Dual QSFP+ ports supporting up to 40G Ethernet or 4 x 10G Ethernet links, voltage/temperature/current control and monitoring, air-cooled heat sink with removable fan. Please contact Alpha Data Sales for no-fan ordering option.


High-Performance Data Processing
Data Center
Network Accelerator
High Performance Computing (HPC)
System Modeling
Market Analysis

Board Features

2x QSFP+ Cages
2x SATA Interfaces
System Monitor
Heatsink with optional fan

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

3x PCI Express Gen3 cores


Board Format

1/2 Length, low profile, x16 PCI Express Card
Width: 174mm
Height: 68.9mm
Depth: 32.5mm
Weight: 220g

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-KU3 Declaration of Conformity documents

Host I/F

PCI Express Gen3 x8 (also supports 2nd x8 PCIE hard macro or soft x16 cores)

Target Device

AMD Kintex® UltraScale™
XCKU060-2 (FFVA1156)

FPGA Resources

Chosen DeviceFFsLUTsDSPsBRAM

FPGA Hard IP Cores

3x PCI Express Gen3 cores

On Board Memory

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
ECC-SODIMMs21G x 72 (8GiB) DDR3-1600

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

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash Size

High-Speed Network Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyLanes per InterfaceData Rate per LaneProtocol Capability
QSFP2410GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/40G Ethernet

Ordering Information

Ordering Code
ParameterCodeParameter Description
Memory OptionMblank = 16GB,
/32GB = 32GB
Fan FittedFblank = Fan Fitted,
/NF = No Fan Fitted

Related Products

The ADM-PCIE-KU3 does not have any related products.


Product Change Notices


Product Conformity

ADM-PCIE-KU3 UK Declaration of Conformity

ADM-PCIE-KU3 EU Declaration of Conformity

Reference Designs: (RD-KU3)

Download Reference Designs [Purchase]

ADB3 Driver

Windows Download v1.4.21 (zip)

Linux Download v1.4.21 (tar.gz)

VxWorks 6.x Driver Component Download v1.4.21.1 (zip)

VxWorks 6.x Driver Component Download v1.4.21.1 (tar.gz)

VxWorks 7 Driver Layer Download v1.4.21.1 (zip)

VxWorks 7 Driver Layer Download v1.4.21.1 (tar.gz)


One-Year Warranty
One-Year Technical Support


Please contact Alpha Data for full details on the available support packages for the ADM-PCIE-KU3.

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