Mercury+ KX2

Xilinx®® Kintex®®-7 FPGA Module

Mercury+ KX2 FPGA Module Mercury+ KX2 FPGA Module (front)
Mercury+ KX2 FPGA Module (back)


The Mercury+ KX2 module offers the best performance-to-price-ratio Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGAs in conjunction with the standard interfaces like USB 2.0, PCIe 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet.

With powerful FPGA and standard interfaces, many LVDS-capable I/Os, large DDR3 SDRAM and many high-speed DSP slices, the KX2 is as well-suited for high-end digital signal processing, communications and networking as it is for high-speed I/O applications.

The Mercury+ KX2 FPGA board reduces development effort, redesign risk and improves time-to-market.



  • Features the latest best performance-per-price Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA family
  • Provides dual Gigabit Ethernet PHYs for high-bandwidth/low-latency networking
  • Provides PCIe 2.0 x8 endpoint for high-speed data transfer
  • Up to 12.8 GByte/sec memory bandwidth
  • Smaller than a credit card
  • Only requires a single supply voltage (5 to 15V)


  • Vast amount of parallel processing power for DSP applications (up to 1540 DSP Slices at 741 MHz = 1.14 TMAC/s)
  • High-bandwidth data I/O due to the large number of available LVDS pairs
  • Simple and low-cost integration due to standard interfaces (USB 2.0, PCIe 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet), single supply voltage and 1.8V / 2.5V / 3.3V power outputs
  • Big and high-bandwidth data memory due to DDR3 SDRAM
  • Many IP cores are available from Xilinx, Enclustra and third parties.
  • Simplified carrier board design (typically 4 layers)


  • Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA in the 676-pin package
  • Small form factor (74 x 54 mm, triple 168-pin Hirose FX10 connectors)
  • 216 User I/Os, single-ended or differential
    • 11 differential analog input channels
  • Up to 64 MByte Quad SPI Flash
  • Up to 2048 MByte DDR3 SDRAM
  • 8 MGTs (6.6/10.3125 Gbit/sec) with integrated PCIe 2.0 x8 endpoint
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet PHYs
  • High-power 20A core power supply

Module Architecture

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Product Selection Matrix

Product CodeFPGA  SPI FlashDDR3 SDRAMGigabit EthernetTemp. RangeStatus
ME-KX2-160-1C-D10 XC7K160T-1FBG676C 64MB 1GB Dual 0..+70°C no match
ME-KX2-160-2I-D11-P XC7K160T-2FFG676I 64MB 2GB Dual -40..+85°C
ME-KX2-325-2I-D11-P XC7K325T-2FFG676I 64MB 2GB Dual -40..+85°C
ME-KX2-410-2I-D11-P XC7K410T-2FFG676I 64MB 2GB Dual -40..+85°C else
Custom Configurations Click to view custom configuration options
XC7K 160- 1 FBG676 C
  325- 2 FFG676 I
  410- 2L    




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Base Boards

Select one of these base boards to get started with development straight out of the box.

Base BoardDescription
Mercury+ PE1 A feature-packed board with 3 different variants, compatible with all Mercury and Mercury+ modules.


Target Applications

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Video Processing
  • Software-defined Radio
  • Communications

Related Products

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  • FPGA Manager Ethernet more



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