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The RoadRunner is becoming deprecated. It is a low-profile PCI Express add-in card featuring a high-performance Xilinx FPGA, two Ethernet ports capable of speeds up to 40 Gbit/sec each, and an embedded webserver for command/control. It is suitable for low-cost applications where a quick development cycle is desired.

The RoadRunner is PCIe powered, so no additional power source is required. There is a battery for bitstream decryption keys and a switch for bitstream revision selection. The board’s size conforms to the PCI low-profile, add-in card, form factor specification. Dual-slot profile required for fan shroud.

For quick and easy application updates, the RoadRunner is reconfigurable through PCIe. It features a programmable clock synthesizer and power monitoring fully controllable through an I2C bus.

Application Development

Full board support package for fast and easy application development that includes:

  • DMA controller
  • I2C interface controller
  • DDR3 memory controller
  • Embedded webserver for command/control
  • SDAccel development
  • OpenCL compatible
  • Drivers and API for Linux host systems provided


  • PCI Express Gen 3 x8 interface
  • Embedded webserver for command/control
  • Two QSFP+ sockets for 40 Gbit Ethernet
  • Two DDR3 8 GB SODIMMs
  • Xilinx Kintex UltraScale XCKU060-1-FFVA1156 FPGA
  • 1 Gbit configuration flash supports x16 BPI mode for rapid boot
  • U.FL input for 10 MHz reference or trigger (1 PPS) with signal conditioning
  • MAC EEPROM: 256 Kb with I2C interface
  • JTAG header
  • Cooling fan control



Orderable Part Numbers:

  • RDR-FAC-01 RoadRunner FPGA Accelerator Card with Rincon Research Corporation Web API

Please contact us if you are interested in customizing a product to your specific requirements.

Orders may be placed via e-mail, telephone, fax, or mail.

Commercial Price List available upon request.

Phone: 520-519-3131
Fax: 520-519-3120
Mail: Rincon Research Corporation
Attention: Sales
101 North Wilmot Road, Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85711

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Technical Specifications


Xilinx Kintex UltraScale XCKU060-1FFVA1156C
2,760 DSP slices

FPGA Memory

Block RAM 38 Mbit

FPGA Storage

1 Gbit configuration flash supports x16 BPI mode




Two QSFP+ sockets for 40 Gbit Ethernet or 4 x 10 Gbit Ethernet, each


256 Kbit with I2C interface


Two, tricolor, programmable


Programmable clocks through I2C interface

Timing Signals

U.FL input with signal conditioning for 10 MHz reference or trigger (1 PPS)

External Reference

0.2 Vpp to 10 Vpp, -10 dBm to +24 dBm, AC coupled, 10 MHz only


50 Ω standard
Hi-Z ordering option


Conforms to the PCI Low-Profile Add-in Card form factor specification
Dual-slot profile required for fan shroud


PCI Express

Ambient Operating Temperature

0°C to 40°C


DMA, I2C interface, DDR3 memory, embedded webserver for command/control

Development Interface

Reset, JTAG