PXIe700 with Kintex FPGA and HPC FMC

      PXIe700 is a powerful, flexible, and expandable PXIe board, fully compatible with PXI™-5 and ANSI-Vita-57.1 FMC carrier standards. PXIe is the platform of choice for the test, measurement, and instrumentation market. The presence of an FMC site gives the ability to add different functionalities through the many available FMCs from various vendors.   The host interface is via x4 Gen2 PCIe. The PCIe interface is hardcoded in the FPGA and with the latest Xilinx tools, the support avoids any licensing costs. If more powerful Gen3 or DMA support is required, then suitable cores can be purchased from Sundance DSP or third parties. The on-board FLASH can be used to store up to 3-bit streams for configuring the FPGA through the driver from the host. A JTAG interface is also available for reconfiguring the FPGA from the host during development and debugging via ChipScope. PXIe700 supports White Rabbit developed by CERN and a European consortium of companies and universities. It is a fully deterministic Ethernet-based network for general purpose data transfer and sub-nanosecond accuracy synchronization. The IP core for this feature is freely available from the consortium website. The module is populated with 2GB of DDR3 memory split over 2 banks with the 32-bit interface. The hardware is supported by Sundance SCom IP Core which communicates to the host through the PCIe interface and provides the user logic with a multi-channel streaming interface. Windows driver, DLL, and user interface software are available. Sample test applications are provided to help jump-start any developments.  The support from the VideoGuru toolset can turn this hardware into a powerful video test center for NTSC, VGA, DVI, SMPTE, GigE-Vision, and other video standards (ask for supported video standards). Here is a brief resource table for the FPGA models supported by this card:

From the DS182 document, the maximum GTX transceiver data rate is 12.5 Gb/s for -3 and 10.3125 for -2 of the FFG900 package used by PXIe700. (6) 6.6 10.3125





  • 3U PXIe card conforming to PXI-Express standard
  • Kintex7 FPGA
    • XC7K325T-2FFG900C or
    • XC7K410T-2FFG900C (optional industrial grade)



  • PXI control, trigger, and clock
  • 4 Lane PCIe Gen2 (Gen3 with softcore)
  • High Pin Count FMC connector with 10 GTX transceivers at 10.31 Gb/s each (with -2 speed grade)
  • 34 differential IO pairs on LA bank (accessible on LPC
  • 24 differential IO pairs on HA bank (accessible only on HPC)
  • 10 differential pairs on HB bank
  • 8 single-ended on HB bank
  • SFP+ for 10Gb Ethernet or Fiber Optics
  • JTAG
  • External clock input
  • 8 user GPIO
  • UART adapter card and cable included



  • 2 banks of DDR3 memory, 1GB each, 32-bit wide
  • 128 MB FLASH



  • Defense
  •  Medical
  • Imaging
  •  Machine Vision
  •  Control
  •  Instrumentation and testing
  • Software Defined Radio






Click here for a 3D model of the PXIe700



UART interface card No attached FMC With attached FMC-DAQ2p5 With attached FMC-ADC500-5


Block Diagram









  • Supports White Rabbit for nanosecond synchronization
  • Supported by Sundance and third party IP cores
  • MS Windows and Linux OS driver support


where xxx is either 325T or 410T (default device)

And y is either -2 (default speed grade) or -3