ADM-PCIE-9V3 - High-Performance Network Accelerator


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ADM-PCIE-9V3 Documents

Datasheet (pdf)

User Manual v2.8 (pdf)

Xilinx Vivado Board Files

The board files for the ADM-PCIE-9V3 are available for Vivado 2018.1

Download Vivado Board Files here (Vivado version 2018.1)

OpenPOWER Ready

The ADM-PCIE-9V3 has been certified as OpenPOWER Ready.

CAPI Connectivity

The ADM-PCIE-9V3 is CAPI 2.0 compliant and compatible with Power9 systems.

The CAPI suport files can be downloded from the CAPI Support Website.


CAPI SNAP Framework for the ADM-PCIE-9V3 is in development.

Further details of the Framework can be found on the CAPI SNAP web pages.

OpenCAPI Connectivity

The ADM-PCIE-9V3 is OpenCAPI 3.0 compatible and the OpenCAPI suport files can be downloded from the OpenCAPI Website.

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-9V3 SDK.


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

Board Features

  • 1x OpenCAPI Interface
  • 2x QSFP28 Cages
  • Shrouded heatsink with passive and fan cooling options

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

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


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

16 lane PCIe Gen3 or 8 lane PCIe Gen4 capable Interface.

Front IO with 2x QSFP28 sockets, each supporting one 100GbE or four 25GbE interfaces. Onboard Ultraport SlimSAS Connector for OpenCAPI Connectivity.

Two 1G x72 DDR4-2400 ECC memory banks each provide 8GiB of on-board DDR4-2400 memory (72 bits wide).

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

This card comes with low-profile and full-height front brackets (low-profile bracket fitted as standard) and an optional blower for low air-flow systems.

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 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

PCI Express® Gen3 x16 / Gen4 x8 or OpenCAPI

Target Device

Xilinx 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

Board Management

The ADM-PCIE-9V3 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-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.

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
QSPI1GBit2 each of 512MBit

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
QSFP282428GbpsUser Configurable, includes 10/25/40/100G Ethernet
Ultraport SlimSAS1825GbpsOpenCAPI

Other I/O Interfaces

USB board management (built-in JTAG)

customizable GPIO


Optional integrated Board Support Package (BSP) including FPGA example designs, plug and play drivers and API.

Ordering Information
ADM-PCIE-9V3 (m)(q)(g)
ParametercodeParameter Description
DDR4 Memory Optionsm

blank = 8Gb parts, 8GiB DDR4-2400 per bank, 16GiB total,
/32G = 16Gb DDR4-1866 parts, 16GiB per bank, 32 GiB total

QSFP cages and Optical Modulesq

blank = 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)g

blank = none,
Contact alpha data for customizable options (timing input, RS232, RS485, Direct FPGA Connections)


  • ADM-PCIE-9V3 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support
  • Xilinx Vivado Board Files

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