ADM-PCIE-9H3 - High-Performance Network Accelerator


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ADM-PCIE-9H3 Documents

Datasheet (pdf)

User Manual v1.3 (pdf)

Support and Development Kit

The contents of the SDK can be viewed in


Please contact Alpha Data for details on the purchase of the ADM-PCIE-9H3 SDK.


  • High-Performance Network Accelerator
  • In-Network Compute
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • System Modelling
  • Market Analysis

Board Features

  • 1x OpenCAPI Interface
  • 1x QSFP-DD Cages
  • Shrouded heatsink with passive and fan cooling options

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

  • 2x 4GB HBM Gen2 memory (32 AXI Ports provide 460GB/s Access Bandwidth)
  • 3x 100G Ethernet MACs (incl. KR4 RS-FEC)
  • 3x 150G Interlaken cores
  • 2x PCI Express x16 Gen3 / x8 Gen4 cores


The ADM-PCIE-9H3 is a high-performance FPGA processing card intended for data center applications using Virtex UltraScale+ High Bandwidth Memory FPGAs from Xilinx.

The ADM-PCIE-9H3 utilises the Xilinx Virtex Ultrascale Plus FPGA family that includes on substrate High Bandwidth Memory (HBM Gen2). This provides exceptional memory Read/Write performance while reducing the overall power consumption of the board by negating the need for external SDRAM devices. There are also a number of high speed interface options available including 100G Ethernet MACs and OpenCAPI connectivity, to make the most of these interfaces the ADM-PCIE-9H3 is fitted with a QSFP-DD Cage (8x28Gbps lanes) and one OpenCAPI interface for ultra low latency communications.

Board Format

1/2 Length, low profile, x16 PCIe form Factor

Width: 19.7mm Height: 80.1mm Depth: 181.5mm Weight: TBCg

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

Operating Temperature range: 0°C to +55°C

Storage Temperature range: -40°C to +85°C

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

Host I/F

1x PCI Express® Gen3 x16 or 1x/2x* PCI Express® Gen4 x8 or OpenCAPI

* Only where the server motherboard is capable of bifurcating the x16 slot into 2 x8 PCI Express links.

Target Device

Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale Plus™

XCVU33P-2E - FSVH2104

FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 2x 4GB HBM Gen2 memory (32 AXI Ports provide 460GB/s Access Bandwidth)
  • 3x 100G Ethernet MACs (incl. KR4 RS-FEC)
  • 3x 150G Interlaken cores
  • 2x PCI Express x16 Gen3 / x8 Gen4 cores

On Board Memory

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size
(per bank)
on FPGA Substrate24GB
High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) - up to 460GB/s (over 32 AXI Interfaces)

Board Management

The ADM-PCIE-9H3 houses 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 is implemented using an Atmel AVR microcontroller, and 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. IPMI can also be used to communicate with the system monitor, allowing for remote communication and management with the ADM-PCIE-9H3.

FPGA Configuration

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

The USB/JTAG Interface is compatible with all of the Xilinx Vivado® Tools.

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash SizeNo. config regions
QSPI512MBit2 each of 256MBit

Other on-board memory

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

High-Speed Network Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyLanes per InterfaceData Rate per LaneProtocol Capability
QSFP-DD1828Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
Ultraport SlimSAS1825/28GbpsOpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora

Other I/O Interfaces

Micro USB for JTAG support (FPGA programming and debug) and system monitor


In development an optional integrated Board Support Package (BSP) including FPGA example designs, plug and play drivers and API.

Ordering Information
ParametercodeParameter Description

blank = XCVU33P-2E Fitted,
/3E = XCVU33P-3E Fitted

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  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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