3U VPX Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA Processor Board with FMC Site
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  • Increased I/O Flexibility and Scalable Development Solutions
  • x4 or x1 PCI-Express Backplane Interface
  • Standard Air- and Rugged Conduction-Cooled Versions
  • 0.8" (4 HP) or 1" (5 HP) Face Plates

3U VPX Carrier Board for VITA 57 FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMC)

To implement custom interfaces using VX3830, the customer develops his IP using Xilinx® tools, and designs a specific FMC. The FPGA image is loaded from a Flash on VX3830 or on the FMC. A rescue FLASH is also present to ease developments and secure deployments.
VX3830 features a Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA (XC5VLX20T) featuring a PCIe endpoint and User I/Os. VX3830 connects its FPGA endpoint to the backplane through a x4 PCIe gen 2 channel (P1 Wafers 1 to 4 is default build option). Selection between x4 or x1 PCIe width is user configurable.
VX3830 is available as a Convection Cooled or Conduction Cooled 3U VPX payload board. It requires +5V and +12V power supply rails. VX3830 is a member of Kontron's VPX Ecosystem and is qualified with VX3230 and VX3030 SBCs. Kontron also offers a VITA 57 FMC slot on VME products.
Kontron also offers a development kit containing: FMC-SER0 a sample FMC with wrapping areas, a simple FPGA IP and a Linux rpm with drivers, utilities and test programs. This kit allows non regression tests and is the base for customized derivative work.


Dimensions (H x W x D) 99.85 mm x 162.54 mm; 0.8 inch face plate. (1 inch is a built option)
Interface VPX: PCI-Express interface to VPX Data Plane 1 (P1 wafers 1 to 4). Interface to Data Plane 2 (P1 wafers 5 to 8) is a build option
Temperature Standard Commercial: 0° to +55°C; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: -40° to +85°C
Cooling Convection or Conduction
Operation Temperature Standard Commercial: 0° to +55°C; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: -40° to +85°C
Altitude Standard Commercial: -1,640 to 15,000 ft; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: -1,640 to 50,000 ft
Shock Standard Commercial: 20g/11 ms Half Sine; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 40g/11 ms Half Sine
Vibration Standard Commercial: 20/500 Hz: 2g; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 22/2,000 Hz: 2g
Humidity Standard Commercial: 90% without condensation; Rugged Conduction-Cooled: 95% without condensation
Processor Xilinx® Virtex®-5 FPGA



VX3830 Datasheet
[ vx3830_20170801_datasheet.pdf, 1.84 MB, Aug.31.2017 ]

VME-VPX shortform catalog
[ shortform-vme-vpx-05-2018.pdf, 2.27 MB, May.27.2021 ]

Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S. Service and Support Offering
This data sheet contains a detailed description of all the support and service offering from Kontron Modular Computers S.A.S, including the Long Term Supply (LTS) Services.
[ support-brochure-03-2018.pdf, 894.71 KB, Jun.28.2018 ]


VX3830 3U VPX Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA Processor with FMC-Site - User's Guide [restrictions apply]
[ cadta80-vx3830-ug.pdf, 1.3 MB, Sep.11.2017 ]

VITA57 Development Kit User's Guide [restrictions apply]
[ sddtf79-3e-vita57-dvpt-kit-ug.pdf, 438.44 KB, Sep.11.2017 ]

General Safety Instruction
[ general-safety-instructions.pdf, 560.72 KB, Jan.04.2021 ]

White Papers

VXFabric White Paper
[ whitepaper_en_vxfabric-v2-final.pdf, 5.87 MB, Nov.27.2013 ]

Release Notes

VX3830 - Hardware Release Notes [restrictions apply]
[ cadtb00-1e-vx3830-hrn.pdf, 499.83 KB, Jul.03.2018 ]


Kontron Services Brochure
[ kontron-services-brochure.pdf, 8.9 MB, Dec.17.2020 ]


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