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Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit

Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit

  • Price: $1,295
  • Part Number: EK-A7-AC701-G
  • Lead Time: 2 Weeks
  • Device Support:

Product Description

The Artix®-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit features the leading system performance per watt Artix-7 family to get you quickly prototyping for your cost sensitive applications.  This includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs.  This also features a targeted reference design enabling high-performance serial connectivity and advanced memory interfacing equipped with a full license for the Northwest Logic DMA engine.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Optimized for quickly prototyping cost sensitive applications using Artix-7 FPGAs
  • Hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs
  • Demonstrates a high performance data transfer system using a PCI Express® x4 Gen2
  • Reference design implemented with Northwest Logic DMA engine attached to a AXI interface
  • Advanced memory interface with 1GB DDR3 SODIMM  up to 533MHz / 1066Mbps
  • Enabling high-performance serial connectivity with GTP ports on FMC, SFP, & SMA
  • Supports embedded processing with MicroBlaze, soft 32bit RISC
  • Develop networking applications with 10-100-1000 Mbps Ethernet (RGMII)
  • Implement Video display applications with HDMI out
  • Expand I/O with the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface

Board Features

Featuring the Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit



  • Fixed Oscillator with differential 200MHz output
  • Used as the “system” clock for the FPGA
  • User Programmable (IIC) Differential Oscillator (Range: 10MHz - 810 MHz, 156.250 MHz default)
  • Differential SMA clock input
  • Differential SMA GTP reference clock input
  • Jitter attenuated clock
  • Used to support CPRI/OBSAI applications that perform clock recovery from a user-supplied SFP/SFP+ module

Expansion Connectors

  • FMC-HPC (Partially Populated) connector
  • GTP Transceivers (x2) , 116 single-ended or 58 differential (34 LA & 24 HA) user defined signals
  • VADJ can support 1.8V, 2.5V (default), or 3.3V
  • PMOD (1x6 0.1" Header)

Communication & Networking

  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RGMII)
  • SFP cage
  • GTP port (TX, RX) with four SMA connectors
  • UART To USB Bridge
  • PCI Express 4-lane edge connector


  • 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
  • Quad SPI Flash: 32MB (256Mb)

Control & I/O

  • User Push Buttons (x5)
  • User DIP Switch (4-position)
  • SMA User I/O (Diff Pair)
  • AMS FAN Header (2 I/O)
  • 7 I/O pins available through LCD header


  • DDR3 SODIMM 1GB up to 533MHz / 1066Mbps
  • Quad SPI Flash: 32MB (256Mb)
  • SD Card Slot


  • HDMI video output
  • LCD display (2x16)
  • User LEDs (x4)


  • AC Power adapter (12V) or ATX


  • XADC header

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the ROHS compliant AC701 kit including the XC7A200T-2FBG676C FPGA

Logic Cells 215,360
DSP Slices 740
Memory 13,140
GTP 6.6Gb/s Transceivers 16
I/O Pins 500
Artix-7 FPGA Chip

What's Inside

AC701 evaluation board

Featuring the XC7A200T-2FBG676C FPGA

Full seat Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition

Node locked & Device-locked to the Artix-7 XC7A200T FPGA, with 1 year of updates and support

Ethernet cable

Mini USB cable

HDMI cable

Micro USB cable

Power supply

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 the Artix-7 XC7A200T FPGA, with 1 year of updates

Intellectual Property

Name Description License Type
PCI Express DMA Engine
(Northwest Logic)
Northwest Logic’s PCI Express DMA Back-End Core Hardware Time Out Evaluation license for the Northwest Logic DMA implemented with and limited to an AXI DMA Back-End interface
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Memory Interface Generator (MIG) MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for Xilinx FPGAs. No-charge IP
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