UltraMiner FPGA

by Agilmine, LLC

Affordable 16 nm Xilinx FPGA dev board for crypto mining and other high performance applications

View all updates Nov 15, 2019

PCIe and GPIO Design Work for the Developer Edition

by John Li

PCIe Update for Developer Edition

Our team is hard at work adding features to the UltraMiner FPGA Developer Edition. The four high-speed TX and RX lanes for PCIe are already routed with solid ground reference, as shown in the figure below. TX and RX are routed on different layers to reduce interleave crosstalk. The overrall routing length is less than 1.5 inch, which will help ensure good signal quality for high speed data transmission.

PCIe Routing

Figure 1: PCIe Routing for the Developer Edition

GPIO Connector Update for Developer Edition

Based on input from our backers, we have changed the GPIO connector pitch from 2.54 mm to 1.27 mm. (The development board uses Amphenol's 20021111-00026T4LF.) This modification helped us cut the connector area by half while improving the differential signal coupling between P and N within a pair. Signal intergrity for high speed GPIO is greatly improved as a result. Pin pitch and height information are shown in the figure below.

Figure 2: GPIO Information for the Developer Edition

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UltraMiner FPGA

Standard Edition. Powered by a 16nm Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ KU3P FPGA. Support for 32 GPIOs. Compatible with 90x90 mm (LGA115X) and 40x40 mm cooling solutions. Comes with a micro-USB cable.


$419

UltraMiner FPGA with CPU Cooler

Standard Edition. Powered by a 16nm Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ KU3P FPGA. Support for 32 GPIOs. Comes with a 90x90 mm (LGA115X) active CPU cooler and a MicroUSB cable.


$499

UltraMiner FPGA – Developer Edition

Powered by a 16nm Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ KU3P FPGA. Support for PCIe x4 Gen 3 and 100 GPIOs. Comes with a 40x40 mm passive heatsink and a MicroUSB cable.

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Agilmine, LLC

We are group of experienced engineers who are enthusiastic about building cryptocurrency mining devices that are open and trustworthy.


Xiaosen Jiang

Robin Hakanson

John Li


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