Product overview

The XpressVUP-LP9P is a Low-Profile PCIe Network Processing FPGA Board based on Virtex Ultrascale+ VU9P FPGA, designed for HPC, Finance and Networking applications. The board provides 2 banks of DDR4, 2 banks of QDR2+ memories and two QSFP28 cages for multi 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE networking solutions

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Benefits & features


  • PCIe Gen3 x16
  • Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ VU9P FPGA
  • On board two DDR4 and two QDR2+ independent banks
  • Two QSFP28 optical cage for multi networking solutions
  • PCIe endpoint with 16 lanes at 8 Gb/s link rate (Gen3)
  • Fail safe configuration flash sector
  • Tandem configuration mode available
  • JTAG connector


  • "Turbo" version                               : VU9P speed grade -2; two banks DDR4 (x72) with 4GBytes @2666MT/s each; two banks QDR2 (x18) with 72Mbits @633Mhz each


Tech spec

FPGA and configuration modules

  • Xilinx Virtex UltraScale+ 16nm FPGA : XCVU9P-L2FLGB2104E (Production)
  • XCVU9P-L2FLGB2104E (Production)
  • 2,6 M System Logic Cells
  • 270 Mb UltraRAM (high-density, dual-port, synchronous memory block available in UltraScale+)
  • JTAG connector for external Xilinx USB cable
  • 2x Nor Flash for dual quad SPI (x8) configuration mode

Communication Interfaces

  • PCI Express x16 (Gen 1, 2 or 3)
  • 2 x QSFP28 quad optical cage (2 x 4 XCVR : 28 Gb/s per link) which supports 10GbE/40GbE/100GbE
  • Other protocols supported by the QSFP28 modules


  • On board DDR4, 2x banks by 64 bits + 8 bits ECC, total 8GB
  • On board QDR-II+, 2x banks by 18 bits, total 144Mbits

Operating Range

  • 10°C to 45°C


  • Max 100W
  • Delivered with a passive custom heatsink

Other resources

  • On board programmable PLL oscillator (Si5345), highly flexible and configurable clock generator.
  • On board high precision oscillator provides clock accurate 20MHz-0.05ppm for Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Ethernet, synchronisation protocol standardized IEEE 1588
  • One coax connector for PPS (pulse per second) that allows a synchronisation of multiple electronics parts

Board Dimensions

  • Length : 167.7mm (6.59inches)
  • Height : 68.9mm (2.71 inches) / Low Profile PCIe
  • Thickness : 1.57 mm (0.062 inches) / Standard Thickness PCIe

Standards and compliance

  • RoHS/REACH compliant
  • UL certified
  • ISO9001 Facility



Board content

  • Low-profile (half-height) form factor PCIe Board
  • PCIe standard or low profile bracket
  • XpressVUP Board Support Package
  • JTAG adapter board for external USB Xilinx Cable
  • Mechanical files (3D DWF/STEP models and 2D drawing) (upon request)

Ordering information

"Turbo version"                               //       XpressVUP-LP9PT


The XpressVUP is CAPI 2.0 capable on the POWER9 CPU host processors(IBM) and also supports the IBM SNAP framework.

With little FPGA knowledge, the SNAP framework allows application engineers to quickly create FPGA-based acceleration programs in a server environment.

It uses the  IBM CAPI 2.0 Interface which works on standard PCIe physical lanes, but with the benefits of lower latency and coherent memory sharing between CPU and FPGA.

With limited engineering efforts, the XpressVUP board, in combination with CAPI2.0 SNAP, gives our customers the opportunity to significantly increase the performance of applications like storage, Network and  analytics programming.


Note :
CAPI 2.0 stands for Coherence Accelerator Processor Interface
SNAP stands for Storage, Network, and Analytics Programming





ECCN Number : 4A994i

CECC (commodity Export Classification Certificate) : Download certificate

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