Xilinx Transceiver Characterization Kits

Supported FPGA/CPLDs: Virtex-6 HXT, Virtex-6 LXT, Spartan-6 LXT

Xilinx® Virtex®-6 FPGA ML623, Virtex®-6 ML628, and Spartan®-6 SP623 Transceiver Characterization Kits simplify the evaluation of Xilinx GTH, GTX and GTP low-power, high-speed serial transceivers with the latest generation devices and Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms.

The kits provide hardware and software developers with everything needed to create and fully characterize designs with Virtex-6 FPGA GTH and GTX, and Spartan-6 FPGA GTP multi-gigabit transceivers, including the ML628, ML623, and SP623 characterization boards, Chip- Scope™ Pro IBERT reference design, PCB design files, and documentation.

The ML628 characterization board features access to 24 GTH transceivers with a high performance Virtex-6 HX380T FPGA. Virtex-6 GTH is ideal for highest bandwidth, low power applications with per-transceiver line rates from 1.24Gb/s to 11.18Gb/s. The ML623 characterization board features 24 GTX transceivers with Virtex-6 LX240T FPGAs. Virtex-6 FPGA GTX transceivers are ideal for higher bandwidth, low-power connectivity applications with line rates from 750Mb/s to 6.5Gb/s. The SP623 characterization board provides access to 8 GTP transceivers with low-cost, low-power Spartan-6 LX150T FPGAs that offer the lowest risk, lowest cost serial connectivity with line rates from 614Mb/s to 3.125G/ps. GTH transceivers are accessible through low-loss bullseye connectors; GTX and GTP transceivers are accessible via four SMA connectors per transceiver.


  • GTH and GTX transceivers offer the industry’s best signal integrity with eight programmable levels of Transmit Pre-emphasis and four programmable levels of Receive Equalization
  • GTP transceivers are power-optimized for 150- 180mW per transceiver with programmable Transmit Pre-emphasis and Receive Equalization
  • GTH, GTX, and GTP transceivers are automatically configured with the Xilinx CORE Generator™ software to support different protocols or perform custom configuration


  • ML628 characterization board with Virtex-6 HX380TFFG1923 device
  • ML623 characterization board with Virtex-6 LX240TFF1156 devices
  • SP623 characterization boards available with Spartan- 6 LX150T-FGG676 devices
  • Configured with SystemACE 2G CF card, JTAG, USB to UART bridge and USB host controller, LED displays, and control buttons/switches
  • Industry-standard low-pin count FMC connector Selectable 1.0V or 1.2V VCCINT jumper cable and *3.3V, 2.5V, 1.8V, and 1.2V power supplies


Available today at www.xilinx.com/kits


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