ADM-VPX3-9Z2 - Embedded System Data Processor


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ADM-VPX3-9Z2 Documents

Datasheet v1.7 (pdf)

User Manual v1.1 (pdf)

ADM-VPX3-9Z2 BSP Guide (pdf)

Board Support Package for the ADM-VPX3-9Z2

There is a separate Board Support Package (BSP) for the ADM-VPX3-9Z2 available upon request.

Contact Alpha Data support if you have any problems or questions.


  • Embedded System Data Processor
  • Radar/Sonar Beamforming
  • Image/Video Processing/Machine Vision
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Data Encryption

Board Features

  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale Plus XCZU15EG FPGA
  • 8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM
  • FMC+ I/O Interface
  • COTS Product
  • 3U VPX (OpenVPX Compliant)

FPGA Features (Hard IP)

  • 4x ARM® Cortex™-A53 MPCore™ - 1.5GHz
  • 2x ARM® Cortex™-R5 MPCore™ - 600MHz
  • 1x Mali™-400 MP2 up to 667MHz GPU
  • 1x PCIe® Gen2 x4
  • 2x USB3.0
  • 1x SATA 3.1
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 4x Tri-mode Gigabit Ethernet


The ADM-VPX3-9Z2 is a high performance reconfigurable 3U OpenVPX format board based on the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ range of MPSoC FPGAs.

Features include PCI Express Gen2 interface (x4), external memory, high density I/O using a Vita 57.4 FMC+ interface, Dual Gigabit Ethernet Interface and 10G Ethernet V66.4 Optical Interface, system monitoring and flash boot facilities.

Board Format

3U VPX (OpenVPX Compliant)

Environmental Specifications

Temperature Limits:

CodeCooling OptionOperating Temp.Storage Temp.
AC1Air Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C-55°C+100°C
CC1Conduction Cooled Industrial-40°C+70°C[1]-55°C+100°C
[1] - with high-efficiency system cooling this can be raised to 85°C - Contact Alpha Data for more details

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

PCI Express® Gen2 x4

Target FPGA Device

Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale Plus™


FPGA Resources


FPGA Hard IP Cores

  • 4x ARM® Cortex™-A53 MPCore™ - 1.5GHz
  • 2x ARM® Cortex™-R5 MPCore™ - 600MHz
  • 1x Mali™-400 MP2 up to 667MHz GPU
  • 1x PCIe® Gen2 x4
  • 2x USB3.0
  • 1x SATA 3.1
  • 1x DisplayPort
  • 4x Tri-mode Gigabit Ethernet

On Board Memory

Memory TypeNo. BanksMemory Size (per bank)
SDRAM18GB (+ECC) DDR4-2400

Target FPGA Configuration

  • Flexible boot options from on-board SPI Flash or uSD Flash

FPGA Configuration Flash

Flash TypeFlash SizeDescription

On-board Clock Specifications

  • REFCLK100M (to fanout buffer - PCIe)
  • PROGCLK (programmable clock to fanout buffer - 150MHz default)
  • REFCLK300M (to fanout buffer - DDR4)
  • FABRIC_CLK (to PL side - IDELAY)
  • 2 Bidirectional FMC Clocks

Check clocks

Other on-board memory

32GBytes of Flash Memory on an embedded Multi Media Card (eMMC v4.5 @1.8V)

I/O Interfaces

Interface TypeQtyDescription
High-Speed Serial Comms2424 High-Speed differential Serial Links (up to 16.3Gbps)
Discrete Digital80/16080 diff pairs (or 160 single ended) GPIO
FRONT I/O (Front Panel)
Low-Speed Comms1microUSB Interface
REAR I/O (VPX connector)
High-Speed Comms110G Ethernet V66.4 Optical Interface
High-Speed Comms2Gigabit Ethernet Interface
High-Speed Comms2USB Interface
Low-Speed Comms2RS-232 and RS-232/485 comms ports
Discrete Digital24LVCMOS 3.3V GPIO connections via P2
ON-BOARD I/O (Storage)
On-board Storage1Integrated SATA Storage Device - 32GBytes


Software and Drivers

Ordering Code
ParametercodeParameter Description
Zynq Ultrascale+ devicez

15EG = ZU15EG,
9EG = ZU9EG (Contact Sales for availability)


/AC1 = air cooled industrial,
/CC1 = conduction cooled industrial


blank = No Optics fitted,
/O = V66.4 Optical Interface fitted

Contact sales for other ordering options


  • ADM-VPX3-9Z2 Board
  • One Year Warranty
  • One Year Technical Support

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