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Kintex-7 Box

Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit

  • Price: $2,895
  • Part Number: DK-K7-CONN-G
  • Lead Time: 2 Weeks
  • Device Support:

Product Description

The Kintex®-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit is a 20Gb/s platform for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications containing all the necessary hardware, tools and IP to power quickly through your evaluation and development of connectivity systems. This includes a 20Gb/s targeted reference design featuring PCI Express®, a DMA IP core from Northwest Logic, 10GBase-R, AXI, and a Virtual FIFO memory controller interfacing to an external DDR3 memory. To control and monitor this design, the board includes a connectivity GUI built on Fedora Live OS which includes all the software drivers.  Additionally, this board contains the relevant SFP+ FMC daughter card, cable and transceiver modules needed to utilize this design.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Optimized for quickly prototyping high performance serial transceiver applications using Kintex-7 FPGAs
  • Hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs
  • Demonstrates an Featuring 10GBase-R interfacing to external DDR3 memory
  • Advanced memory interface with 1GB DDR3 SODIM Memory
  • Enabling serial connectivity with PCIe Gen2x4, SFP+ and SMA Pairs, UART, IIC
  • Supports embedded processing with MicroBlaze, soft 32bit RISC
  • Develop networking applications with 10-100-1000 Mbps Ethernet (GMII, RGMII and SGMII​)
  • Implement Video display applications with HDMI out
  • Expand I/O with the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface 

Board Features

Featuring the Kintex-7 Connectivity Board



  • Onboard JTAG configuration circuitry to enable configuration over USB
  • 128MB (1024Mb) Linear BPI Flash for PCIe® Configuration
  • JTAG header provided for use with Xilinx download cables such as the Platform Cable USB II
  • 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

  • GigE 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


  • 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

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


  • 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

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

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the ROHS compliant KC705 kit including the XC7K325T-2FFG900C FPGA

Logic Cells  326,080
DSP Slices 840
Memory  16,020
GTY Transceivers 16
I/0 Pins 500

What's Inside

Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit

Featuring the XC7K325T-2FFG900C FPGA

Full seat Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition

Node locked & Device-locked to the Kintex-7 XC7K325T FPGA, with 1 year of updates

S14 FMC Daughter Card

Featuring ganged SFP cages supporting up to 4x SFP+ modules from Faster Technology

Ethernet Cable

USB Micro Cable

USB Mini Cable

Power Adapter and Power Cord

Two 10Gb Ethernet transceiver modules and a single fiber optic patch cable

ADV7511 HDMI transmitter

Preferred solution used on the KC705 for HDMI output from Analog Devices

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-7 XC7K325T 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

Additional Tools, IP and Resources

Provider Name Product Category Item Decription
Red Hat Operating System Fedora v16.2 being used for 7-series TRDs
Open Source Software Tools TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
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