FPGA Development Board with AMD Artix UltraScale+

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XCAU15P-2E, 1 GiB DDR4
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Breakout board for the XEM8305
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12V Power Supply (36W)
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The XEM8305-AU15P is an FPGA development board based on the AMD Artix™ UltraScale+™ FPGA. In addition to support for the Opal Kelly FrontPanel® SDK and SuperSpeed USB 3.0, the module includes high-efficiency power supplies for single-input power, 1 GiB DDR4, clock oscillator, and three mezzanine expansion connectors for access to fabric and transceiver I/O.

Designed for prototypes, proof-of-concept, and production, the XEM8305 is a great way to take advantage of the balance of price, performance, and power efficiency of the Artix UltraScale+ architecture. Reduce time to market, focus on your team’s core competency, and simplify your supply chain. Higher volume production is supported by our Step Pricing program.

FrontPanel® SDK

Opal Kelly’s FrontPanel SDK is an easy-to-use, robust API for communication, configuration, and interfacing to your PC, Mac or Linux hardware. FrontPanel handles all the interaction between your software and the FPGA internals, dramatically reducing the time and effort required to interface to a design.

FlashPrototyping and OEM Integration

Opal Kelly FPGA integration modules are designed to be the ideal turnkey solution for prototypes and OEM product integration. With the complete FrontPanel SDK, there’s simply no faster, more reliable, production-ready way to jump start your FPGA design.

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52 HP I/O, 72 HD I/O, and 12 GTH transceiver lanes for high-count and high-bandwidth connectivity in a very small package


1 GiB DDR4

Integrated 1-GiByte DDR4 provides loads of high-speed on-board memory for high-performance applications, including video capture and data acquisition



Measured performance at over 350 MiB/s for real-world data transfers to/from the PC using Opal Kelly's FrontPanel SDK



Samtec Edge Rate® high-speed connector strips feature contacts optimized for signal integrity performance, increased durability and cycle life.

Front Panel logo FrontPanel®  SDK

Build high-performance software-connected FPGA applications for prototypes, proof-of-concept, and production.

A multi-platform, multi-language development kit designed to help you reach your project milestones faster. Production-ready with thousands of customer deployments.

  • Firmware, HDL, and software API supporting FPGA configuration, data transfer, and control
  • High-performance USB 3.0 (up to 350 MB/s)
  • Protocol extension over TCP/IP for longer reach
  • Multi-platform API: Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Multiple languages: C++, Python, Ruby, C#/.NET, DLL

Customer Deployments

  • High-end data acquisition
  • Scientific measurement, instrumentation, and control
  • Machine learning / AI
  • Machine vision
  • Software-defined radio
  • Advanced test equipment
  • Networking and connectivity


  • Data acquisition
  • Machine vision
  • Custom image and video sensor interfaces
  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR)
  • Digital communications and networking
  • Advanced test, measurement, and Instrumentation
  • Cryptography
  • Data Security

Technical Specifications and Support

Features & Specifications

  • AMD Artix UltraScale+ (AU15P-2FFVB676E), -1FFVB676E optional
  • 1-GiByte DDR4 (16-bit wide data interface)
  • 16-MiB system flash
  • 32-MiB QSPI FPGA flash
  • Small form-factor -- 83 x 53mm (3.27 x 2.09")
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for configuration and data transfer
  • USB Type-C Connector
  • Measured performance over 350 MiB/s
  • Self-powered by single DC supply (5 to 15 VDC)
  • 124 FPGA fabric I/O
  • 12 GTH (up to 16.375 Gb/s) transceiver lanes
  • PCIe Gen 4 Interface (-2E speed grade)
  • JTAG access via expansion connectors
  • FrontPanel SDK •• Complete Application Programmer's Interface (API) in C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, and Java