Ares carrier board

Presentation of the Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series SoM Carrier Board

Ares carrier board
Ares carrier board

Product overview

The Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series system-on-module 6U VPX carrier board is an evaluation board with a FMC+ connector.

This evaluation Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series board was designed to complement the reflex ces Module.

The target applications of our Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series carrier board include bioscience & instrumentation, quantum computing, radar systems, satellite communication and electronic warfare.

The Ares carrier board is fully compatible with the Ares Module.

Benefits & features

  • Fully compatible with the Ares module
  • FMC+ HPC connector
  • Up to 24 transceivers @28G NRZ (or 58G PAM 4)
  • Designed to be embedded


Our Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series carrier board is a development board specially created to facilitate the board design of the Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series system-on-module. This carrier board was designed based on customer requirements. It is sized to fit the embedded Ares FPGA module perfectly.

This evaluation board is programmable, and can be used for prototyping and production volumes.

The Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series SOM, working alongside the Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series carrier board, is based on the Intel® Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series FPGA.


Our Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series carrier board is specially designed for customer needs.
Our sales team is available to advise you on the best solution according to your needs, at



Tech specs

Full specifications

FPGA Interfaces

  • FMC+ HPC connector =
    • Up to 24 transceivers @28G NRZ
    • 80 LVDS / 160 SE I/Os
      • LVDS bridge (VITA 57.4 compliant)
  • QSFP-56 connector: 4x XCVR @28G NRZ or 58G PAM 4
  • 2x USB4 Gen3 Type-C 40 Gbit/s connectors: D+ / D- , 2 XCVR @20G NRZ
  • MCIO connector: PCIe Gen4 x8 EP/RC and control signals
  • Spare IO connector = 40 single ended IOs
  • USB to JTAG, RTC battery holder


HPS Interfaces

  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
  • 3x USB2.0 Host Type-A
  • 4x GPIO Header, I2C, SPI
  • Micro SD card 128GByte
  • USB to UART


BMC Interfaces

  • USB to UART, USB to JTAG
  • I2C with on-board E2PROM


Operating temperature : - 40°C / + 85°C (except for the AES key + RTC battery)

Board dimensions : 160mm x 233mm, rackable 6U VPX board

The 6U VPX Carrier board can be power supplied either on the desk for evaluation with its stand-alone power supply or in the rackable mode through its VPX connectors


  • Fully compatible with Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series module
  • RoHS/REACH compliant, UL certified, ISO9001 Facility

Carrier board configurations


  • 6U VPX Carrier board
  • Power Supply
  • Need to buy the Ares Agilex™ 7 SoC F-Series module separately (ordering information : RXCAGF012PR24-SOM00I)


Ordering information of the carrier board: RXCAGF-CBD0SA
Availability: June 2024

Export control ECCN

ECCN Number : EAR99
CECC (commodity Export Classification Certificate) : Download certificate

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