ADM-PCIE-9H7 - High-Speed Communications Hub


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ADM-PCIE-9H7 Documents

Datasheet (pdf)

User Manual v1.3 (pdf)

Support and Development Kit

The contents of the SDK can be viewed in


NOTE: this SDK NOW supports production Silicon FPGAs as well as ES Silicon FPGAs.

Please contact Alpha Data for details on the purchase of the ADM-PCIE-9H7 SDK.


  • High-Speed Communications Hub
  • In-Network Compute
  • Network Accelerator
  • High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Data Processing
  • System Modeling
  • Market Analysis

Board Features

  • 2x OpenCAPI Interfaces
  • 4x QSFP28 Cages
  • 8x Firefly Interfaces
  • 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)
  • 8x 100G Ethernet MACs (including KR4 RS-FEC)
  • 4x 150G Interlaken cores
  • 6x PCI Express x16 Gen3 / x8 Gen 4 cores (CCIX Capable)


The ADM-PCIE-9H7 is a high-performance FPGA processing card intended for data center applications using Virtex UltraScale+ High Bandwidth Memory FPGAs from Xilinx.

The ADM-PCIE-9H7 utilizes 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 large number of high speed interface options available including 100G Ethernet MACs, 150G Interlaken cores and multiple PCI Express cores. To make the most of these interfaces the ADM-PCIE-9H7 is fitted with 4 QSFP28 Cages, up to 8 Firefly interfaces (each 4x 28Gbps) and two OpenCAPI interfaces for ultra low latency communications.

Board Format

3/4 Length, Double Slot Width, full profile, x16 PCIe form Factor

Width: 267.2mm Height: 125.2mm Depth: 41.9mm Weight: 1300g

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 (CCIX Capable) 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™

XCVU37P-2E - FSVH2892

FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 2x 4GB HBM Gen2 memory (32 AXI Ports provide 460GB/s Access Bandwidth)
  • 8x 100G Ethernet MACs (including KR4 RS-FEC)
  • 4x 150G Interlaken cores
  • 6x PCI Express x16 Gen3 / x8 Gen 4 cores (CCIX Capable)

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-9H7 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 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-9H7.

** 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-9H7.

FPGA Configuration

  • From onboard Flash
  • Through USB board management (built-in JTAG)
  • Through IPMI System Monitoring and Configuration interface
  • Partial Reconfiguration over PCI Express

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

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash SizeNo. config regions
QSPI2GBit2 each of 1GBit

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
QSFP284428Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
Ultraport SlimSAS2825/28GbpsOpenCAPI, 10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora
Firefly Interfaces8*428Gbps10/25/40/100G Ethernet, PCIe, Fiber Channel, Infiniband, Aurora

* if the FPGA chosen is the XCVU35P then only 4 Firefly interfaces are available (due to reduced I/O capability of the FPGA)

Other I/O Interfaces

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

Customizable GPIO


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

Ordering Information
ParametercodeParameter Description

blank = XCVU37P-2E Fitted,
/3E = XCVU37P-3E Fitted

Contact factory for other special order options


  • ADM-PCIE-9H7 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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