Block Diagram

Board Specifications


  • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+
    • KU15P in a FFVA1156 package
    • Core speed grade -2
  • Contact BittWare for other FPGA options

On-board DDR4 SDRAM

  • One bank of DDR4 SDRAM x80 bits
  • 8GB per bank (4GB version also available)
  • Transfer Rate: 2400 MT/s

Host interface

  • x8 mechanical PCIe Gen3

Storage options

  • Four on-board 960GB NVMe SSD sticks
  • Four OCuLink cables
  • Four MiniSAS-HD cables

Power supply monitoring & reporting

  • Voltage monitoring
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Fault condition reporting to FPGA


  • Single-width passive heatsink for FPGA power up to 25W
  • Double-width passive heatsink for FPGA power up to 50W


  • On-card power derived from PCIe slot supplies
  • Power dissipation is application dependent
  • Typical FPGA power consumption ~25-50W


  • Operating temperature: 5°C to 35°C


  • Manufactured to ISO9001:2008 IPC JSTD-001 -Class III
  • RoHS compliant

Form factor

  • Half-height, half-length PCIe board
  • Dimensions: 167.7 mm x 68.9 mm
  • Single or double-width option
  • Full-height PCI bracket option

Development Tools

FPGA development

  • BIST – Built-In Self-Test for CentOS 7 provided with source code (pinout, gateware, PCIe driver and host test application)

Application development

  • Xilinx Tools – Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions: HDL and C/C++ with HLS
  • OpenPOWER CAPI SNAP 2.0 for POWER9


  • 250S+ FPGA board
  • Built-In Self-Test (BIST)
  • 1-year access to online Developer Site
  • 1-year hardware warranty