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Kintex UltraScale Box

Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU1250 Characterization Kit

  • Price: $7,495
  • Part Number: CK-U1-KCU1250-G
  • Lead Time: 2 weeks
  • Device Support:

Product Description

The KCU1250 Characterization Kit provides everything you need to evaluate the 20 GTH 16.3Gbps transceivers available on the UltraScale™ XCKU040-FFVA1156 FPGA. Access to both the Integrated Bit Error Ratio Test (IBERT) demonstration and the Vivado® Design Suite enables quick evaluation of the industry leading GTH transceivers. Each GTH Quad and its associated reference clock are routed from the FPGA to the BullsEye connector pad. This enables users to connect to a broad range of evaluation platforms, from backplanes and optical evaluation boards to high speed test equipment.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Hardware environment for characterizing and evaluating the GTH transceivers on UltraScale XCKU040-2FFVA1156E FPGA
  • Hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs
  • Integrated Bit Error Ratio Test (IBERT) reference design
  • BullsEye connector supporting a full GTH quad, with four transmit/receive pairs
  • Five Samtec BullsEye connector pads for the GTH transceivers and reference clocks
  • Two pairs of differential MRCC inputs with SMA connectors expand I/O with 3 FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interfaces

Board Features

Featuring the Kintex UltraScale KCU1250 Characterization Board


Communication & Networking

  • Five Samtec BullsEye connector pads for interfacing to the 20 GTH transceivers and their associated reference clocks
  • Two pairs of differential MRCC inputs with SMA connectors
  • USB-to-UART bridge


  • Fixed, 200 MHz 2.5V LVDS oscillator wired to multi-region clock capable (MRCC) inputs
  • SuperClock-2 module supporting multiple frequencies


  • Power status LEDs
  • General purpose DIP switches, LEDs, push buttons, and test I/O

Expansion Connectors

  • Three VITA 57.1 FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) high pin count (HPC) connectors


  • SD controller


  • PMBus connectivity to on-board digital power supplies

Control & I/O

  • I2C Bus

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the ROHS compliant XCKU040-2FFVA1156E FPGA and Dilgilent USB JTAG Programming port

System Logic Cells (K) 530
DSP Slices 1,920
Block RAM (Mb) 21.1
16.3Gb/s Transceivers 20
I/0 Pins 520

What's Inside

Kintex UltraScale Characterization Board

Featuring the XCKU040-2FFVA1156E FPGA

Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition Voucher Code

Node locked & Device-locked to the XCKU040 FPGA, with 1 year of updates

SuperClock-2 Programmable Clock Module

Samtec BullsEye Cable : HDR-155805-01-BEYE

Connects the end users system to the FPGA’s GTH transceivers and reference clocks

SMA Cables

Micro USB Cable

Meets all the power requirements UltraScale FPGA GTH transceiver

USB Mini Cable

Power Adapter

Power Cord

MGT Power Modules

Design Tools

Name Description License Type
Vivado Design Suite Design Edition The 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  XCKU040 FPGA, with 1 year of updates
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