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Xilinx Virtex UltraScale FPGA VCU108 Evaluation Kit

Product Description

The Virtex® UltraScale™ FPGA VCU108 Evaluation Kit is the perfect development environment for evaluating the unprecedented levels of performance, system integration and bandwidth provided by Virtex UltraScale devices.

This kit provides an ideal platform for prototyping systems that require massive data flow and packet processing such as 400+ Gbps systems, large-scale emulation and high performance computing.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Optimized for quickly prototyping applications using Virtex UltraScale FPGAs with access to the following features.
    • 4 MB RLD3 Component Memory Interface
    • Two 2.5 GB DDR4 Component Memory Interfaces
    • 4 x 28 Gbps CFP2 & QSFP28 Optical Interfaces
    • PCIe Gen3 x8
    • 2x FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface for I/O expansion

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What's Included

  • VCU108 Evaluation board featuring the Virtex UltraScale XCVU095-2FFVA2104E FPGA.
  • QSFP loopback module
  • PCIe & FMC loopback boards
  • SMA Cables and adapters
  • Access to a full seat of Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition
    • Device-locked to the XCVU095
  • Access to design examples for testing all major interfaces on the board

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Key Features

FPGA: Virtex UltraScale XCVU095-2FFVA2104E FPGA

  • ROHS compliant VCU108 kit including the XCVU095-2FFVA2104E 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
  • 1 Gb Linear x16 BPI flash memory


  • Two 4 GB DDR4 component memory interfaces (five [256 Mb x 16] devices each)
  • 4 MB RLD3 component memory interfaces (five [256 Mb x 16] devices each)IIC EEPROM: 8Kb
  • Micro Secure Digital (SD) connector

Communication & Networking

  • 4 x 28Gbps CFP2 cage
  • 4 x 28Gbps QSPF28 cage
  • GTY port(4 TX & RX) with pads for Samtec Bullseye Cable
  • Dual USB-to-UART Bridge with mico-B USB connector
  • PCI Express endpoint Gen3 x 8
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet (RGMII)



  • HDMI video output
  • User & Status LEDs

Expansion Connectors

  • FMC HPC0 connector (ten GTH transceivers)
  • FMC HPC1 connector (ten GTH transceivers)
  • PMOD (1x6 0.1" Header)


  • SI5335A Quad Clock Generator
  • Si570 IIC Programmable LVDS Clock Generator
  • SI5328C Clock Multiplier and Jitter Attenuator
  • Subminiature version A (SMA) connectors (differential)

Control & I/O

  • User Push Buttons (x5)
  • User DIP Switch (4-position)
  • SMA User I/O (Diff Pair)


  • AC Power adapter (12V) or ATX


  • XADC header Power management with PMBus voltage monitoring through Maxim power controllers and GUI, current monitoring via FPGA SYSMON GUI

Optional Kit Accessories (not included in kit)

CFP2 Electrical Loopback Module

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Part Number

  • HW-ML4030

Featured Components

Name Description Product Category Provider
MAX20751Multiphase Master with PMBus
VT1697SB High Density Synchronous Buck Converter with PMBus
MAX15301 InTune Digital PoL Controller
MAX8869 1A Microcap LDO
MAX16050/MAX16052Voltage Sequencer/Monitor ICs
MAX17502 Himalaya 60V Buck Converter
MAX15027 Low Voltage LDO with BIAS Input
MAX15053 Step-Down Switching Regulator
MAX6816 CMOS Switch Debouncers
MAX8892 150mA Linear Regulators
MAX13035 High-Speed Logic-Level Translators
Power semiconductors used on the VCU108 base board. More info available from Maxim's FPGA power design page Power Maxim Integrated

VCU108 Peripherals

  • QSFP electrical loopback module

Included in this Kit

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 Kintex UltraScale KU040 FPGA, with 1 year of updates

Intellectual Property

Name Description License Type
Memory Interface Generator (MIG) MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for Xilinx FPGAs No-Charge IP

Additional Tools, IP and Resources

Name Description Product Category Provider
TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit. Software Tool Open Source