proFPGA VU19P quad System

VU19P, Viertex Ultra Scale+, Xilinix 19P

Technical highlights on VU19P Prototyping Board

  • Handling up to 192 M ASIC gates capacity
  • Modular supporting various proFPGA FPGA Modules
  • Up to 7728 free user I/O
  • Up to 1.0 Gbps single ended point to point speed

Product Summary
XCVU19P Prototyping System - The proFPGA quad XCVU19P system is a complete and modular multi FPGA solution, which meets highest requirements in the area of FPGA based Prototyping. It addresses customers who need a scalable and flexible high speed ASIC Prototyping solution for early software development and real time system verification. The innovative system concept offers highest flexibility and reusability, reconfigurability for several projects, which guarantees the best return on invest.rn on invest.

Highest Flexibility
The system architecture is based on a modular and scalable system concept. The FPGAs are assembled on dedicated FPGA modules, which will be plugged on the proFPGA uno, duo or quad mother board. This offers the highest flexibility to use for example different FPGA types in one system or to scale a system in increments of one FPGA. The user has nearly 100% access to all available I/Os of the FPGA, which gives him maximum freedom regarding the FPGA inter connection structure. This way the prototyping system can be adapted in the best way to any user design. Furthermore the system offers a total of 56 extension sites on the top and bottom site for standard proFPGA or user specific extension boards like DDR-4 memory, PCIe gen4, Gigabit Ethernet, QSFP28 or other high performance interface and interconnection boards.

Maximum Performance
The well designed boards of the proFPGA system are optimized and trimmed to guarantee best signal integrity and to achieve highest performance. The latest Xilinx® Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA technology, high-speed PCB design with delay matched signal lines and high-end PCB materials allow the new proFPGA platforms to offer best signal integrity and to run up to 30% faster than the previous proFPGA XCVU440-based product generation. Through standard I/Os the system achieves a single-ended point-to-point performance of about 1.4 Gbps and via the Multi Gigabit Transceivers (MGTs) even up to 25 Gbps.

Big Capacity
Equipped with up to 4 Xilinx Virtex® UltraScale+™ 19P FPGA modules, the proFPGA quad system can handle up to 192 M ASIC gates on only one board. Due to the fact, that multiple proFPGA quad or duo systems can be connected to an even larger system, there is an unli- mited scalability and no theoretical maximum in capacity.

Very User Friendly
The proFPGA prototyping system provides an extensive set of features and tools, like remote system configuration, integrated self and performance test, automatic board detection, automatic I/O voltage programming, system scan and safety mechanism, which simplifies the usage of the FPGA based system tremendously.



  • Up to 4 x Xilinx Virtex® XCVU19P FPGA Modules



  • Up to 192 Million ASIC gates on one board (48 Million ASIC gates per FPGA Module)

Signaling rate

  • Up to 1.0 Gbps single ended (standard I/O)/ up to 12.5 Gbps (MGT) differential

Extension sites

  • Up to 16 extension sites with high speed connectors

I/O resources

  • Overall 7728 signals for I/O and inter FPGA connection
    • 1932 free I/Os per FPGA Module
      • 6 x 153 I/Os and 2 x 48 I/Os to top side connectors
      • 6 x 153 I/Os bottom side connectors
    • Single-ended or differential

High Speed I/O transceivers

  • 192 dedicated MGTs running up to 16 Gbps
  • 48 MGTs (up to 28 Gbps) per FPGA Module

FPGAs interconnections

  • Flexible via high-speed interconnection boards or cables

Voltage regions

  • 56 individually adjustable I/O voltage regions
    • 14 individually adjustable voltage regions per FPGA Module
    • Stepless from 1.2 up 1.8V (one site (TA2V1) up to 3.3V)
    • Automated detection of daughter cards and setting of right voltages


  • With host software via Ethernet, USB 2.0, PCIe or standalone over USB stick or JTAG

Clock Management

  • 416 differential external clock inputs
    • 104 differential clock inputs per FPGA Module
    • 12 x 8 and 2 x 4 differential clock inputs per connector
  • Run-time configurable local clocks
    • 8 global clock and sync signal inputs per motherboard
    • Fully synchronous derived clocks with sync signals

Data exchange

  • On board DMBI (Device Message Box Interface)

Data exchange rate:

  • Ethernet (up to 100 Mbps)
  • USB (480 Mbps)
  • PCIe (up to 3.5 Gbps)


  • External (optional) ATX Power Supply (12 V, 24 - 35 A output)


  • 11.81" x 0.95" x 12.20" / 300 mm x 24 mm x 310 mm (width x height x depth)
  • 2.5 kg weight

System Architechture


proFPGA quad UltraScale+™ XCVU19P FPGA Prototyping System Configurations
 proFPGA quad XCVU19P FM1proFPGA quad XCVU19P FM2proFPGA quad XCVU19P FM3proFPGA quad XCVU19P FM4
Extension Sites14284256
FPGA Modules1234
FPGATypeXilinx Virtex® UltraScale+ XCVU19PXilinx Virtex® UltraScale+ XCVU19PXilinx Virtex® UltraScale+ XCVU19PXilinx Virtex® UltraScale+ XCVU19P
Logic Capacity (ASIC Gates)48 M96 M134 M192 M
FPGA Memory75,9 Mbit151,8 Mbit227,7 Mbit303,6 Mbit
I/O Resources1932386457967728
High Speed I/O Transceivers4896144192
Adjustable Voltage Regions14284256
Clock Inputs104208312416
Global Clocks8/x-derived8/x-derived8/x-derived8/x-derived




FPGA Mixing Technology (FMT)

  • Easy plugging and unplugging of FPGA modules on motherboard
  • Various FPGAs from different vendors can be used
  • Automatic scanning and detection of FPGA modules, when plugged
  • Different FPGA configurations are handled and controlled by profpga Messenger

Smart Stacking Technology (SST)

  • Automatic Board detection when boards are plugged
  • Automatic and right I/O voltage setting and programming with conflict detection
  • Integrated interconnection self and performance test
  • Smart I/O resource management. No I/O resources get lost or get blocked by connectors

Device Message Box Interface (DMBI)

  • High speed, low latency data exchange system
  • Enables various use modes like remote system configuration and monitoring and debugging
  • Up to 3.5 Gbps data transfer rate
  • Runs over USB, Ethernet or PCIe

Advanced Clock Management (ACM)


The proFPGA system uses an innovative dual-stage clock generator architecture. Each proFPGA motherboard is capable of distributing up to 8 true asynchronous master beats. Each master beat may be used to derive a virtually unlimited number of clock domains inside the FPGAs. With the unique proFPGA synchronization scheme, clock domains and associated reset signals can be generated fully phase-synchronous over all FPGAs on the motherboard and over multiple motherboards.

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