IC-FEP-VPX3f 3U VPX Board with Xilinx UltraScale Processor and FMC+ Site

The 3U 4HP VPX board has an Xilinx UltraScale KU060, KU085 or KU115 FPGA and a VITA 57.4 compliant FMC+ site. The IC-FEP-VPX3f VPX from INTERFACE CONCEPT is VITA 66.5 compliant and has a better performance / power consumption ratio compared to previous FPGAs. The 3 FPGAs are available with speed grade 1, 2 and 3.

Up to 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM and 384 MB QSPI flash are available. The Fabric links of the VPX backplane are connected to the FPGA GTHs transceivers allowing data rates up to 16.3 Gbps and 28 GPIOs.

The Embedded Hard IP Resources can be used to implement PCI Express Gen2 / Gen3 links, as well as the 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (XAUI, 10GBase-KR) or Xilinx Aurora.

I/O processing is handled on a separate VITA 57.4 FMC+ module that plugs into the FPGA base board. A variety of these external I/O cards offer an interface for your analogue and digital I/O signals.

The IC-FEP-VPX3f is compliant with 3U module definitions of the VITA 46.0 standard, and optionally with the VITA 66.5 standard when it is populated with the LightConex™ transceivers. It is available in air-cooled and conduction cooled versions compliant with VITA 47 classes.


Technical Description

  • 3U/4HP VPX CPU board, VITA 46.0, VITA 46.11, VITA 47, VITA 57.4, VITA 66.5 conform
  • Xilinix UltraScale KU060, KU085 or KU115 FPGA
  • One FMC+ site, VITA 57.4
  • Up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 2x 128 MB QSPI flash (bitstreams storage)
  • 128 MB QSPI flash (user data storage)
  • Artix-7 control node
  • VPX interface with up to 6 GTH x4 ports, 3 GTH x4 (Fat Pipes P1a, P1B) fabric ports on P1/P2 and opt. 3 GTH x4 ports to LightConex 12TRX
  • 28 GPIOs on P2, usable as single-ended or differential pairs
  • FMC+ VITA 57.4 interface with six GTH x4 links, 80 differential pairs and 6 reference clocks
  • P0 + P1A connector with two x4 fabric ports and PIC RS232
  • P1B + P2A connector with one x4 fabric port and 28 GPIOs
  • P2B-Stecker with LightCONEX LC 150G optical engine, 12Tx+12Rx with 12.5 Gbps/lane and 24 fiber multimode interface
  • In 5 environmental classes available: standard (0°C .. 55°C), extended (-20°C .. +65°C), (-40°C .. +75°C), and conduction-cooled (-40°C .. +71°C), (-40°C .. +85°C)
  • 2 years warranty

Order Information


3U/4HP VPX board, UltraScale KU060, FMC+ site, VITA 57.4


3U/4HP VPX board, UltraScale KU085, FMC+ site, VITA 57.4


3U/4HP VPX board, UltraScale KU115, FMC+ site, VITA 57.4


Quad 16bit 800 Ms/s DAC


Quad 16bit 135 Ms/s ADC


Quad 14bit 250 Ms/s ADC

Technical Documentation

IC-FEP-VPX3f Data Sheet