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agilmine

Affordable Xilinx UltraScale+ Kintex dev board on CrowdSupply

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Hi,

I am the maker of UltraMiner FPGA, I’d like to introduce you to our project, which will be launched on CrowdSupply platform soon!

https://www.crowdsupply.com/agilmine/ultraminer-fpga

(please sign up for project update if interested!)

 

Our FPGA board is designed with the latest Xilinx 16nm UltraScale+ Kintex, very high performance and power efficient. The TI PMIC (power management IC) on board is capable of supplying up to 60A constant load to the FPGA chip. It would be an ideal dev platform for any RTL designs requiring high processing power, you will never run out of logic resource or power.

The Best part is the price, by cooperating with cryptocurrency mining facilities we are able to bring up the production volume so as to lower the per-unit price. The developer version is priced only at $429 I believe it is the lowest priced UltraScale+ Kintex dev board you can find in today’s market. Plus the Vivado license is for free, that saves you another $2k!

Developer version: $429 (with PCIe)

Crypto Miner version: $399 (bundled with CPU cooler)

 

We promote Open Source, all the software and drivers will be open, including the cryptocurrency algorithm rtl designs, that you can use them for mining right away!

Please shoot me email for any questions. I would be more than happy to answer them here as well:

dev@agilmine.com

 

Technical Specifications

Processing

  • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ KU3P (TSMC 16nm FinFET+)
  • System Logic Cells: 356K
  • DSP Slices: 1,368
  • Memory: 26.2 Mb
  • 125 Mhz ultra low jitter crystal

Connectivity

  • 1x Micro USB to I²C, SPI and 2xUART
  • 1x JTAG port
  • 1x SPI Flash (128 Mb)
  • 1x PCIe 6-pin Power Adapter
  • 2x GPIO pinout connectors (1528-1385-ND)
  • 16 HPIO pins (1.8 V, higher speed, LVDS compatible)
  • 17 HDIO pins (3.3 V, lower speed)
  • Developer Version: PCIe x4 Gen 3

Power Management

  • TI high efficiency PMIC with 90 W Max power output
  • Dynamic Voltage Control and monitoring
  • Cooler/Heatsink sockets compatible with LGA115X (90x90 mm) & North Bridge (40x40 mm)

Open Source Software

  • Free webpack license for Vivado Design Suite from Xilinx
  • Various pre-built algorithm bitstream files included, ready to use
  • Cryptocurrency algorithm bitstream design and host software
  • C library provided for power monitor and management, FPGA flash programmer
  • Cross platform support on Mac OS, Windows, Linux and Embedded Linux (Raspberry Pi)

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@agilmine

You are right that there aren't as many (any) inexpensive UltraScale based platforms available. There's little doubt as to what your board is designed to do but has intriguing possibilities for other applications. It's not designed to be a general purpose development platform but when you start shipping boards should set a bar for vendors who do make general purpose FPGA development platforms.

Nice!

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28 minutes ago, zygot said:

@agilmine

You are right that there aren't as many (any) inexpensive UltraScale based platforms available. There's little doubt as to what your board is designed to do but has intriguing possibilities for other applications. It's not designed to be a general purpose development platform but when you start shipping boards should set a bar for vendors who do make general purpose FPGA development platforms.

Nice!

Thanks! our design concept is simple, we need a big & resourceful fpga, with beefy power supply, and make it cheaper. the original intention is to build a open source crypto mining platform. but if there is someone looking for running a high performance, resource intensive algorithm design on a fpga, this would be an ideal platform. also UltraScale+ has tons of new features the developers and student may find interesting to learn and experience.

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