Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit


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The Kintex®-7 FPGA KC705 Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design enabling high-performance serial connectivity and advanced memory interfacing. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.

What's Included

  • KC705 Evaluation Board featuring the XC7K325T-2FFG900C FPGA
  • Targeted Reference Design featuring DDR3 and PCIe®
    • Including evaluation version of Northwest Logic DMA
  • AMS 101 Evaluation Card
  • Full seat of Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition
    • Device-locked to the Kintex-7 XC7K325T FPGA
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Cables & Power Supply
  • Additional downloadable content including
    • Reference Designs, Design Examples, and Demos
    • Board Design Files
    • Extensive Documentation

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 KC705 Base Board

Kintex-7 FPGA

 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
  • 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
PCI Express DMA Back-End Core (Northwest Logic)PCI Express DMA Back-End Core (NWL)Evaluation License
- 12 hour hardware timeout
Memory Interface Generator (MIG)MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for Xilinx FPGAsNo-Charge IP

Featured Design: Kintex-7 Base TRD

Latest Documents and Design FilesDocumentation and Design Files for Kintex-7 Evaluation Kit.
Master Answer RecordThe latest information answer records for the KC705.
Solution CenterAvailable to address all questions related to Xilinx Boards and Kits.

Third Party Alliance Member Videos

The following videos were recorded and produced by Xilinx Alliance Members.

Foundational Material
Provider NameContent TypeItemDescription
XilinxVideo DemoPower advantage DemoVideo demo showing the low power capabilities of KC705
XilinxVideo DemoAMS DemoVideo demo of Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) featuring the AMS 101 card included on this kit
XilinxVideo DemoDDR3 Demo1600Mbps, 64-bit SODIMM demonstration
XilinxVideo DemoDSP DemoDSP demo on the Avnet Kintex-7 DSP Kit which ships with the KC705 base board.
Analog Devices IncVideo DemoRF DAC FMC Daughter Card Demo 
Analog Devices IncVideo DemoJESD204b ADI DemoDemonstration with the Xilinx KC705 base board and ADI's AD9250
NXPVideo DemoJESD204b NXP DemoDemonstration with the Xilinx KC705 base board and NXP's ADC1443D200
Texas InstrumentsVideo DemoPowering 7 Series FPGAs 
Faster TechVideo Demo4x SFP+ FMC Daughter CardShows the S-14 FMC daughter card working on both theML605 and KC705 evaluation kits.
Faster TechVideo DemoDual QSFP+ FMC Daughter CardShows the S-28 FMC daughter card working on the VC707.
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
Red HatOperating SystemFedorav16.2 being used for 7-series TRDs
Open SourceSoftware ToolTeraTermOne of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
Related Hardware Products
Provider NameProduct CategoryItemDescription
4DSPFMC CardFMC700Use signals from both FMCs to create a fully populated HPC
Faster TechFMC CardS-14 SFP+FMC Daughter CardUsed with connectivity kit to enable 4x SFP+ connections through FMC on the KC705
AvnetKitKintex-7 DSP KitUtilizes the same base board as the KC705 kit but added additional DSP hardware and reference designs.
XilinxKitKintex-7 Connectivity KitXilinx Connectivity kit which utilizes the KC705 base board
XilinxKitKintex-7 Embedded KitXilinx Embedded kit which utilizes the KC705 base board
Analog Devices IncComponentADV7511 HDMI transmitterPreferred solution used on the KC705 for HDMI output
SiTimeComponentSiT9102AI-243N25E200.00000MEMS Oscillator for timing requirements
XilinxPower Management design examplesPower management vendor products and toolsLinks to power management vendors who supply external power sources surrounding Xilinx devices. Includes tools, product listings and proven hardware.