Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit

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

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 

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
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Hardware

Board Features

Featuring the Kintex-7 Connectivity Board

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Configuration

  • 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

Memory

  • 1GB DDR3 SODIMM  800MHz / 1600Mbps
  • 128MB (1024Mb) Linear BPI Flash for PCIe Configuration
  • 16MB (128Mb) Quad SPI Flash
  • 8Kb IIC EEPROM
  • 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

Display

  • HDMI Video output
  • External Phy/codec device driving an HDMI Connector
  • 2x16 LCD display
  • 8x LEDs

Clocking

  • 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

Power

  • 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)

Analog

  • 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
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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


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Tools & IP

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 FPGAs and SoCs. 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.
Training & Support
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