Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit


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The Kintex®-7 Embedded Kit includes the components of the Kintex-7 KC705 Base Evaluation Kit plus all additional soft content that embedded designers need to quickly design their high-performance embedded systems. This includes the embedded targeted reference design and relevant tools such as Vivado Design Suite.

What's Included

  • KC705 Evaluation Board featuring the XC7K325T-2FFG900C FPGA
  • Embedded Targeted Reference Design
    • MicroBlaze™ soft processor with gigabit Ethernet, DDR3 memory controller, display controller and standard peripherals like UART, I2C, SD card and interrupt controller
    • Includes a high performance video DMA example using AXI4 interconnect
    • Display output over HDMI is supported using Xylon LogiCVC-ML display controller IP and SD card interface is supported using Xylon LogiSDHC IP.
  • Full seat Vivado™ Design Suite: Design Edition
    • Device-locked to the Kintex-7 325T FPGA
  • Printed Getting Started Guide (specifically tailored to the embedded kit)
  • Contains all hardware and soft content also available in the KC705 base evaluation kit
    • Hardware such as the AMS 101 evaluation card, cables and power supply
    • Soft content including all reference designs, demos, board design files and documents to quickly get started with evaluation

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 KC705 Base Board

Kintex-7 FPGA

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 Key Features

FPGA: Kintex XC7K325T-2FFG900C
  • ROHS compliant KC705 kit including the XC7K325T-2FFG900C FPGA
  • Onboard JTAG configuration circuitry to enable configuration over USB
  • JTAG header provided for use with Xilinx download cables such as the Platform Cable USB II
  • 128MB (1024Mb) Linear BPI Flash for PCIe Configuration
  • 16MB (128Mb) Quad SPI Flash
  • 1GB DDR3 SODIMM  800MHz / 1600Mbps
  • 128MB (1024Mb) Linear BPI Flash for PCIe® Configuration
  • 16MB (128Mb) Quad SPI Flash
  • SD card slot
Communication & Networking
  • Gigabit Ethernet GMII, RGMII and SGMII
  • SFP / SFP+ cage
  • GTX port (TX, RX) with four SMA connectors
  • UART to USB bridge
  • PCI Express x8 edge connector
  • HDMI video output
  • External Phy/codec device driving an HDMI connector
  • 2x16 LCD display
  • 8x LEDs
Expansion Connectors
  • FMC-HPC (partial population) connector (4 GTX transceiver, 116 single-ended or 58 differential (34 LA & 24 HA) user defined signals)
  • FMC-LPC connector (1 GTX transceiver, 68 single-ended or 34 differential user defined signals)
  • Vadj can support 1.8V, 2.5V, or 3.3V
  • IIC

Used to support CPRI/OBSAI applications that perform clock recovery from a user-supplied SFP/SFP+ module

  • Fixed Oscillator with differential 200MHz output
    • Used as the “system” clock for the FPGA
  • Programmable Oscillator with 156.250 MHz as the default output
    • Default frequency targeted for Ethernet applications but oscillator is programmable for many end uses
  • Differential SMA clock input
  • Differential SMA GTX reference clock input
  • Jitter attenuated clock
    • Used to support CPRI/OBSAI applications that perform clock recovery from a user-supplied SFP/SFP+ module
Control & I/O
  • 5X push buttons
  • 4X DIP switches
  • Diff pair I/O (1 SMA pair)
  • AMS FAN header (2 I/O)
  • 7 I/O pins available through LCD header
  • 12V wall adapter or ATX
  • Voltage and current measurement capability of 2.5V, 1.5V, and 1.2V, 1.0V supplies (IIC path to FPGA)
  • XADC header

 AMS 101 Evaluation Card

 Key Features

Download the AMS Evaluator and your design files at the Xilinx support site.

  • Analog evaluation card connects to XADC header
  • Evaluates XADC 12-bit, 17-channel, 1Msps dual ADCs and Analog Mixed Signal technology
  • Pins and BNC mini grabbers allow for external analog input signals
  • On-board 16-bit dual DAC for analog test signals
    • Reference designs allow sine wave or DC test signals
  • AMS101 Evaluation card pairs with free AMS Evaluator tool for analyzing analog data, internal temperature and voltage measurements, and saving data to a .csv file

Xilinx offers a 90-day limited warranty on this product. See Limited Warranty for detailed information.

NameDescriptionLicense Type
Vivado Design Suite: Design EditionThe Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite is a revolutionary IP and System Centric design environment built from the ground up to accelerate the design for all programmable devices.Node Locked, Device-locked to the Kintex-7 325T FPGA
Memory Interface Generator (MIG)MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for Xilinx FPGAs.No-Charge IP
logiCVC-ML Compact Multilayer Video ControllerThe logiCVC-ML – Compact Multilayer Video Controller is a graphics controller optimized for Xilinx FPGAs and Zynq®-7000 SoCs. It controls LCD TFT flat panel displays and, by means of external video converters, S-Video, Composite Video devices and CRT displays.1 hour hardware timeout
logiSDHC SD Card Host ControllerThe logiSDHC is the Secure Digital (SD) card Host Controller IP core from the Xylon logicBRICKS IP core library. It is designed to transfer data from the system memory to the SD card's data bus, and vice versa.1 hour hardware timeout

 MicroBlaze Processor Subsystem (PSS)

Kintex-7 FPGA

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Latest Documents and Design FilesDocumentation and Design Files for Kintex-7 Embedded Kit.
Master Answer RecordThe latest information answer records for the KC705.
Solution CenterAvailable to address all questions related to Xilinx Boards and Kits.
Foundational Material
Provider NameContent TypeItemDescription
CommunityForumXilinx User Community Forums for Embedded ProcessingAn active an useful place enabiling the design community to help each other
Design & Applications
Provider NameProduct CategoryItemDescription
Analog Devices IncReference DesignADV7511 HDMI Reference DesignHDMI HDL / project supporting KC705 and other Xilinx platforms
XilinxDesign ExampleSGMII Ethernet Mac Example DesignCommunity supported design simplifying how to get SGMII working quickly
Tools, IP and Software
Provider NameProduct CategoryItemDescription
PartnersOperating SystemPartner Operating System & Tool Solutions for MicroBlazeA list of 3rd party embedded solutions providers including OS and more.
Open SourceSoftware ToolTeraTermOne of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
XilinxSoftware ToolPetaLinux Software Development KitSDK environment that works with Xilinx Hardware to build, develop, test and deploy a embedded Linux solution.
Related Hardware Products
Provider NameProduct CategoryItemDescription
XilinxKitKintex-7 KC705 Evaluation KitThe KC705 base board is used as the foundation for the Kintex-7 Connectivity Kit.
XilinxKitKintex-7 Connectivity KitXilinx Connectivity kit which also utilizes the KC705 base board
XilinxKitXilinx Zynq-7000 SoC ZC706 Evaluation KitEmbedded evaluation kit on the Zynq SoC family
XilinxKitXilinx Zynq-7000 SoC ZC702 Evaluation KitEmbedded evaluation kit on the Zynq SoC family
SiTimeComponentClocking OscillatorUsed as a reference clock, to be unsed in reference desings to optimize system performance.
Faster TechFMC CardS-14 SFP+FMC Daughter CardUsed with connectivity kit to enable 4x SFP+ connections through FMC on the KC705
4DSPFMC CardFMC700Use signals from both FMCs to create a fully populated HPC
AvnetKitKintex-7 DSP KitUtilizes the same base board as the KC705 kit but added additional DSP hardware and reference designs.
Analog Devices IncComponentADV7511 HDMI transmitterPreferred solution used on the KC705 for HDMI output