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Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 Evaluation Kit

Product Description

The Kintex® UltraScale+™ FPGA KCU116 Evaluation Kit is ideal for evaluating key Kintex UltraScale+ features most notably 28Gbps transceiver performance.

The Kintex UltraScale+ family provides the best price/performance/watt balance in a FinFET node, delivering the most cost-effective solution for high-end applications.

Device Support: Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA

Key Features & Benefits

  • 4x zSFP+ cages to support 28Gbps GTY evaluation
  • DDR4 up to 32-bits
  • PCIe Gen3 x8 compliant and Gen4 capable
  • General purpose prototyping elements including FMC, HDMI, PMODs

Featured Accessories

What's Included

  • KCU116 board featuring the XCKU5P-2FFVB676E
  • 1x 28Gbps SFP28 electrical loopback module
  • Voucher providing access to a full seat of Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition
    • Node-locked and device-locked to the XCKU5P
  • Accessories including USB cables, power, etc.
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  • Price: $2,995
  • Part Number: EK-U1-KCU116-G
  • Lead Time: 2 weeks

Featured Partner Components


  • Onboard JTAG configuration circuitry to enable configuration over USB
  • Dual Quad-SPI flash memory provides 2x1 Gb of non-volatile storage

Communication & Networking

  • 4x zSFP+ Cages
  • 4x SMAs 
  • UART To USB Bridge
  • RJ45 Ethernet connector supporting SGMII Ethernet communications at 10, 100, or 1000 Mb/s
  • PCIe Gen3x8 compliant and Gen4 capable 

Expansion Connectors

  • FMC-HPC (Partial Population) connector (4 GTY Transceiver, 46 single-ended or 23 differential (23 LA pairs: LA[00:22]) user defined signals)
  • 2x PMOD headers ( 1 male and 1 female)

Control & I/O

  • 5X Directional Push Buttons
  • 4X DIP Switches
  • PMBUS & System Controller


  • 1 GB 32-bit DDR4 component memory (two [256 Mb x 16] devices) at 1333MHz / 2666Mbpsps
  • 64MB (512Mb) Quad SPI Flash
  • Micro-SD Card Slot


  • HDMI video out
  • 8x  GPIO user LEDs


  • Dual Si570 Clock chips (User & GT)
  • SI5328 Jitter attenuating precision clock
  • 2x SMA MGT input clocks


  • 12V wall adapter or ATX
Step 1: Board Revision
Step 3:

Included in this Kit

Design and Development 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 and device-locked to the XCKU5P FPGA, with 1 year of updates
System Controller User Interface (SCUI) SCUI is a graphical interface that enables users to set and read board parameters such as user clocks, FMC setting and power. No License required
Board Interface Test (BIT) BIT tests all the board interfaces. No License required

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
DMA for PCI Express (PCIe) Subsystem The Xilinx LogiCORE™ DMA for PCI Express® (PCIe) implements a high performance, configurable Scatter Gather DMA for use with the PCI Express 3.x Integrated Block.  The IP provides an optional AXI4 or AXI4-stream user interface. No-Charge IP