The ADM-PCIE-KU3 is a high performance reconfigurable Half-Length, low profile x16 PCIe form factor board based on the Xilinx 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)

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

Host I/F

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

Target Device

Xilinx 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


Reference Designs (RD-KU3)

The RD-KU3 contains a suite of Vivado reference designs demonstrating how to use the board, including PCIe DMA examples, DDR3 memory and GT IBERT example.

PCIe examples are compatible with the ADMXRC3 API and Driver.

See the Drivers, APIs and Software Utilities page for download details.

Download Reference Designs [Purchase]


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-PCIE-KU3.

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