Product overview

XpressK7 Board is a Xilinx Kintex-7 based board, featuring partial HPC FMC and DDR3 SODIMM connectors. It has been designed for prototyping and deployment and provides great flexibility in term of features. PCIe 2.0 hard IP or PCIe 3.0 soft IP is included and XpressK7 is multi-certified (REACH / ROHS / CE) and produced in an ISO9001 factory.

Benefits & features

  • Ease of use for designers who need to prototype a design including PCIe controller
  • Designed for both prototyping and deployment
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 supports x2, x1 lanes and is backward compatible to PCIe 1.1
  • PCIe 3.0 x4 supported with PLDA Soft IP

Tech spec

Form Factor

  • Standard Profile PCIe

FPGA processing

  • XC7K160T-2FBG676C or
  • XC7K325T-2FBG676C


  • PCI Express powered (12V); no external power source required in PCIe configuration
  • Can be used in stand alone mode (jack 12V)

Host interface

  • PCIe 2.0 x4 supports x2, x1 lanes and backward compatible to PCIe 1.1
  • PCIe 3.0 x4 supported with PLDA Soft IP with XC7K325-2FFG676 and XC7K160FFG676

Clock Sources

  • 50 Mhz/ 100 Mhz/ 200 Mhz


  • Active fansink provided

On-Board Memory

  • 1Gb FlashPROM for configuration (Fast BPI)
  • Up to 4GB SODIMM modules (optionnal)
  • DDR3 Clock rate: 533MHz

FMC interface (partial)

  • 4 Transceivers (Rx/Tx) from the FPGA
  • 1 Transceiver clock input
  • 80 LVDS pairs (available as 160 LVCMOS 18/25/33 single ended signals)
  • 4 LVDS clock signals
  • JTAG configuration signals
  • 12V/+3.3V/Vadj (1.8V/2.5V/3.3V) power

Quality and compliance

  • ISO9001 Production facility
  • CE certified

General purpose I/Os

  • 4 on board CMS LEDs
  • 1 tricolor dual LED (on bracket)
  • 4 user switches
  • 1 reset push button
  • 1 CPLD (protocore)

FPGA Configuration

  • BPI synchronous


  • XpressK7 board
  • Permanent PCIe IP license: QuickPCIe Expert Gen2, XpressRICH3 or XpressRICH3-AXI Gen3 IP
  • IPI reference design
  • QuickFlash executable allowing FPGA Flash programming through PCIe


  • FMC daughter card

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