Xilinx Introduces Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit

Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit

Xilinx introduced their Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit. The tool is a 40 Gbps platform that enables designers to accelerate design productivity for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications, such as network interface cards for security, network monitoring, and high frequency trading appliances. The Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit is available now for shipping. It is priced at $4,995.

Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit

  • VC709 evaluation board featuring the XC7VX690T-2FFG1761C FPGA
  • Targeted Reference Design featuring DDR3, PCIe and evaluation DMA
  • Four 10Gb Ethernet transceiver modules and two fiber optic patch cables
  • Full seat Vivado Design Suite: Design Edition, Device-locked to the Virtex-7 XC7VX690T FPGA
  • Printed Getting Started Guide
  • Cables and Power Supply
  • Reference Designs, Design Examples, and Demos
  • Board Design Files
  • Extensive Documentation

The Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit helps designers prototype low power, high performance, single-chip PCIe Gen3, 40Gbps Ethernet applications. The kit includes a fully validated and supported reference design running on a Virtex-7 X690T FPGA, design tools, and IP cores that streamline the evaluation and development of connectivity systems. This reduces development costs and speeds time-to-market.

The Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit includes the Vivado Design Suite, the industry’s first SoC-strength design environment, to enable accelerated design cycles and the industry standard FMC I/O expansion header, compatible with over 100 daughter cards, to enable faster prototyping. A fully validated and supported targeted reference design that integrates the entire PCIe Gen3, AXI, Ethernet and DDR3 subsystem with both the HDL and the entire software stack, as well as an evaluation license of the Northwest Logic DMA IP core is also included in the connectivity kit.

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