ADC-PCIE-XMC3 - XMC adapter for PCI-Express workstations.



  • XMC adapter for PCI-Express workstations.
  • Extended I/O accesss for XMC FPGA Boards

Board Features

  • 2x Firefly Connectors
  • 2x SATA Connectors
  • Multiple Discrete I/O Connections
  • On Board PCIe Switch allows multiple PCIe end points on the XMC FPGA board
  • Two 30mm fans provide cooling of XMCs
  • Separate PCIe Power connector
  • Three-quarter length PCI Express Card


The ADC-PCIE-XMC3 is a three quarter length PCI Express card designed to carry a single XMC.

capable of supporting the use of x1, x2, x4, x8 and x16 PCIe lane widths in a x16 PCIe slot. The XMC site on the card supports up to 16 PCIe lanes, configured as multiple, independent channels (See user manual for details). VPWR provided to the XMC site is set to 12V.

Board Format

Three-quarter length PCI Express Card

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
AC0Air Cooled Commercial0°C+55°C-40°C+85°C

Operating Humidity range:

Up to 95% (non-condensing)

EMC Conformity:

FCC 47CFR Part 2
EN55022:2010 Equipment ClassB

For more information on the operating conditions for the different cooling options go to: Alpha Data Environmental Specification Page.

Or read: Alpha Data Environment Specification (PDF).

Host I/F

The host interface supports PCIE Gen 1, 2 and 3. The XMC interfaces support Gen 1 and 2 as standard. Gen 3 support is available with XMC2 connectors and compatible XMC2 modules. Please contact Alpha Data for further details.

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
Discrete Digital2SATA Interfaces - SATA Connectors on top edge of carrier
Connector: On-board SATA Connectors
Discrete Digital2Samtec Firefly Interfaces - Firefly Connector on rear of carrier
The Carrier can configured to connect the Pn6 I/O signals (8x High-Speed Serial) to a second x8 port on the PCI Express switch fitted to the carrier board
Connector: Samtec Firefly Connectors
Discrete Digital38Discrete digital IO - 38 way GPIO Connector on carrier
Connector: PCB Header
Discrete Digital64/32Discrete digital IO - 68 way SCSI Connector on carrier
Connector: SCSI Connector


Appears transparent to the system so no extra software required beyond the SDK and drivers for the XMC boards

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description
XMC Connector Typet

blank = XMC (VITA 42) Connectors ,
/X2 = XMC2 (VITA 61) Connectors

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  • ADC-PCIE-XMC3 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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