Abaco PC821 PCIe FPGA Card - Featuring an Ultrascale FPGA and two FMC sites

Abaco PC821 PCIe FPGA Card - Featuring an Ultrascale FPGA and two FMC sites

Product Overview:

  • Virtex UltraScale (XCVU080, XCVU095, XCVU125) or Kintex UltraScale (XCKU085, XCKU095, XCKU115)
  • PCIe Gen3 x8 • 1x Primary FMC+ HSPC (front)
  • 1x Secondary FMC HPC (rear)
  • 1Gb FPGA configuration Flash
  • 256Mb Serial Flash
  • Single-lane SFP+ interface
  • Bidirectional x8 FireFly connection (optional)
  • CPLD on board
  • Standalone Operation (optional)



The PC821 is a high-performance, PCI Express card with advanced DSP capabilities and multiple I/O options. It supports one VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ and one VITA 57.1 compliant HPC FMC site. Both FMC sites are closely coupled to the Virtex or Kintex UltraScale FPGA and a DDR4-2133 SDRAM SO-DIMM. The PC821's PCIe Gen3 interface can support up to eight lanes.

The card features a single-lane SFP+ module as a serial peripheral interface.

An 8-lane 14Gbps FireFly connector is also available as an optional serial peripheral interface. The FireFly connection can be made accessible either from inside the chassis or, alternatively, from the bezel if the SPF + cage is removed.

The PC821 is an excellent choice for high-performance applications that require large-band signal digitization or generation through the use of accelerated frequency domain algorithms.

Board Support Package

Our Board Support Package helps customers get their hardware implementation underway as quickly as possible by providing reference designs, the Stellar IP FPGA development tool, and the 4FM GUI user interface for controlling and monitoring the hardware, as well as other supporting elements.


Form Factor PCI Express

I/O Configurable using FMCs

Mezzanine 1x HSPC/FMC+, 1x HPC FMC

Memory 8 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM SO-DIMM

User Programmable FPGA Kintex or Virtex Ultrascale