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Virtex-7 Design Hub - VC709 Connectivity Kit

The Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit is a 40Gb/s platform for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications containing all the necessary hardware, software and IP to power quickly through your evaluation and development of connectivity systems. This includes a 40Gb/s targeted reference design featuring PCI Express Gen 3, a DMA IP core from Northwest Logic, 10GBase-R, AXI, and a Virtual FIFO memory controller interfacing to an external DDR3 memory. To control and monitor this design, the kit includes a connectivity GUI built on Fedora Live OS which includes all the software drivers. Additionally, this kit contains two fiber optic cables and four transceiver modules leveraged by this design.

Getting Started

Getting Started

The Getting Started Guide and the Targeted Reference Design are based on the 2013.2 version of the Vivado Design Suite. There are no plans to update the code or documents.

Product PageDesign FilesDate
 Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit - Product Page  
User GuidesDesign FilesDate
 Virtex-7 XT VC709 Connectivity Kit Getting Started Guide (Vivado Design Suite 2014.3)rdf0285-vc709-connectivity-trd-2014-3.zip12/03/2014
 VC709 Evaluation Board for the Virtex-7 FPGA User Guide 08/12/2016