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Kintex UltraScale FPGA Evaluation Kit Box

Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit

  • Price: $2,995
  • Part Number: EK-U1-KCU105-G
  • Lead Time: 2 Weeks
  • Device Support:

Product Description

The Kintex® UltraScale™ FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit is the perfect development environment for evaluating the cutting edge Kintex UltraScale All Programmable FPGAs. The Kintex UltraScale family delivers ASIC-class system-level performance, clock management, and power management for next generation systems at the right balance of price, performance and power.

This kit is ideal for those prototyping for medium- to high-volume applications, such as Data Center, wireless infrastructure, and other DSP-intensive applications.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Optimized for quickly prototyping applications using Kintex UltraScale FPGAs with access to the following features
    • 64-bit DDR4 Component Memory
    • Dual SFP+ cages for Ethernet
    • PCIe Gen3 x8
    • 2x FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface for I/O expansion

Board Features

Featuring the Kintex XCKU040-2FFVA1156E 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
  • Quad SPI Flash with 2 x 256 Mb of non-volatile storage


  • 2GB DDR4 component memory (four [256 Mb x 16] devices) at 1200MHz / 2400Mbpsps
  • 64MB (512Mb) Quad SPI Flash
  • Micro SD Card Slot

Communication & Networking

  • Gigabit Ethernet GMII, RGMII and SGMII
  • 2x SFP / SFP+ cage
  • GTX port (TX, RX) with four SMA connectors
  • UART To USB Bridge
  • PCI Express x8 edge connector

Expansion Connectors

  • FMC-HPC (Partial Population) connector (8 GTX Transceiver, 114 single-ended or 57 differential (34 LA & 24 HA) user defined signals)
  • FMC-LPC connector (1 GTX Transceiver, 68 single-ended or 34 differential user defined signals)
  • 2x PMOD headers
  • IIC


  • HDMI Video output
  • External Phy/codec device driving an HDMI Connector
  • 8x  GPIO user LEDs


  • 12V wall adapter or ATX


  • 8x programmable clocks
  • System clocks, EMC clock, user clocks, Jitter attenuated clocks
  • 2x SMA input clocks

Control & I/O

  • 5X Directional Push Buttons
  • 4X DIP Switches
  • 1x Rotary switch
  • Diff Pair I/O (1 SMA pair)

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the ROHS compliant KCU105 kit including the XCKU040-2FFVA1156E FPGA

System Logic Cells (K) 530
DSP Slices 1,920
Block RAM (Mb) 21.1
16.3Gb/s Transceivers 20
I/O Pins 520
Kintex UltraScale Chip

What's Inside

KCU105 evaluation board

Featuring the Kintex UltraScale XCKU040-2FFVA1156E FPGA

Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition Voucher Code

Node locked & Device-locked to the XCKU040 FPGA, with 1 year of updates

1x Fiber optic patch cable

2x 10Gbps SFP+ modules

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
PCI Express DMA Bridge Core Northwest Logic’s PCIe Expresso DMA Bridge Core 12 hour hardware time out version of the core
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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 Description
Red Hat Operating System Fedora Fedora-20 is used for UltraScale TRDs
Open Source Software Tool TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.

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