The GR-VPX-XCKU060 is an OpenVPX compatible, 6U format, Payload profile development board with a Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale 060 FPGA.


The GR-VPX-XCKU060 board features a Xilinx Kintex Ultrascale 060 FPGA and a GR716 microcontroller acting as a supervisor for the FPGA.


The FPGA development board GR-VPX-XCKU060 has the following features:

  • Xilinx XCKU060, in 1517 pin FCBGA package.
  • GR716B (initially with GR716A) microcontroller.
  • FPGA interface to DDR3 SDRAM via two SODIMM connectors.
    • 64-bit data bus on the first SODIMM. Up to 4GiB.
    • 32-bit data bus on the second SODIMM. Up to 2GiB.
  • SPI flash(es) for FPGA configuration (512 Mbit), for GR716 boot (256 Mbit), and for data (256 Mbit).
  • Power, Reset, Clock and Auxiliary circuits.
  • Three FMC Mezzanine expansion connectors.
  • Scrubbing interface for FPGA.
  • Backplane I/F: SpaceWire (control), SpaceFibre (data), VPX utility management.
  • Frontplane I/F and drivers: 4x SpaceFibre, 2x SpaceWire, USB/FTDI UART/JTAG Links, USB I/F to FMC.
  • OpenVPX compatible, 6U format, Payload profile.


Document File
GR-VPX-XCKU060 Datasheet and User's Manual  GR-VPX-XCKU060-DS-UM-1-1 (March 2022)



Development Kit Contents

Development Board:
  • GR-VPX-XCKU060 Development Board
Cable Set:
  • Laboratory power cable (Banana-to-4pin-IDE)
  • FPGA Heat Sink + Fan assembly (5V)
  • DDR3-SODIMM Modules (2x)
Note: Board is delivered without a power supply.