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Kontron VX3830 - 3U VPX Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA Processor Board with FMC Site

Increased I/O Flexibility and Scalable Development Solutions

Kontron VX3830 - 3U VPX Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA Processor Board with FMC Site
Key Features
Rugged 3U VPX PMC/XMC FPGA Board
x4 or x1 PCI-Express Backplane Interface
Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA
PCIe endpoint and User I/Os
Conduction and Air-Cooled Versions
0 to 55° or -40 to +85°C operation


To implement custom interfaces using VX3830, the customer develops his IP using Xilinx® tools, and designs a specific FMC. The FPGA image is loaded from a Flash on VX3830 or on the FMC. A rescue FLASH is also present to ease developments and secure deployments.

VX3830 features a Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA (XC5VLX20T) featuring a PCIe endpoint and User I/Os. VX3830 connects its FPGA endpoint to the backplane through a x4 PCIe gen 2 channel (P1 Wafers 1 to 4 is default build option). Selection between x4 or x1 PCIe width is user configurable.

VX3830 is available as a Convection Cooled or Conduction Cooled 3U VPX payload board. It requires +5V and +12V power supply rails. VX3830 is a member of Kontron's VPX Ecosystem and is qualified with VX3230 and VX3030 SBCs. Kontron also offers a VITA 57 FMC slot on VME products.

Kontron also offers a development kit containing: FMC-SER0 a sample FMC with wrapping areas, a simple FPGA IP and a Linux rpm with drivers, utilities and test programs. This kit allows non regression tests and is the base for customized derivative work.



FeaturesTo be added


ExpansionVPX Interface
• PCI-Express interface to VPX Data Plane 1 (P1 wafers 1 to 4).
• Interface to Data Plane 2 (P1 wafers 5 to 8) is a build option

FMC Interface
• 64 bits I/Os routed to VPX P2
Electrical+5V and +12V power supply rails required
Mechanical99.85 mm x 162.54 mm
0.8 inch face plate (1 inch is a built option*)
Conformal CoatingSA - Standard Commercial: Optional
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: Standard
SoftwareTransparent to operating system
TemperatureSA - Standard Commercial:
• Temperature: VITA 47-Class AC1
• Cooling Method: Convection
• Operating: 0 to +55°C
• Storage: -45 to +85°C

RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled:
• Temperature: VITA 47-Class CC4
• Cooling Method: Conduction
• Operating: -40 to +85°C
• Storage: -45 to +85°C
HumiditySA - Standard Commercial: 90% without condensation
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 95% without condensation
AltitudeSA - Standard Commercial: -1,640 to 15,000 ft
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: -1,640 to 50,000 ft
VibrationSA - Standard Commercial: 20/500 Hz: 2g
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 22/2,000 Hz: 2g
ShockSA - Standard Commercial: 20g/11 ms Half Sine
RC - Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 40g/11 ms Half Sine
Warranty2 Years

Ordering Details

VX3830-SA 3U Air-Cooled Commercial Build, FMC carrier, VPX DP1 Data Plane interface, FMC rear I/O routing on VPX P2, 0.8" board

VX3830-RC 3U Rugged Conduction-Cooled Build, FMC carrier, VPX DP1 Data Plane interface, FMC rear I/O routing on VPX P2, 0.8" board

*Preferred variants. For other features combinations (see User's Guide)
VX3830-RTM 3U VPX Rear Transition Module (with PIM connectors)

KIT-FMC FMC/VITA 57 Development/test kit. Contains: Linux FPGA/ FMC EEPROM drivers, FPGA Test Image, User’s Guide, FMC-SER0-SA-000 FMC card, USB FLASH Drive pre-loaded with Linux Fedora + VITA 57 drivers. Compatible with VM6250 (with FMC I/O option)