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HES™ is a feature-rich family of SoC/ASIC pre-silicon physical prototyping and hardware emulation boards. The family features boards with high-performance devices from either Xilinx (including Virtex-7, Virtex UltraScale, Virtex UltraScale+ and Zynq UltraScale+) or Microchip (PolarFire and SmartFusion2).

HES high-speed backplanes means boards can be interconnected and designs targeting ASICs or SoCs of several 100m ASIC gates can be easily accommodated. In addition, all boards can be used with Aldec’s range of FMC daughter cards, the widest range in the EDA industry.

HES boards can also be used for algorithm acceleration in High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications, such as High-Frequency Trading (HFT), computer vision and genome alignment.

    Xilinx FPGA Boards
  • Virtex UltraScale+

    The HES-VU19PD-ZU7EV offers a unique combination of two Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P FPGAs as logic module and one Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU7EV MPSoC as the host module that features a Quad-core ARM® Cortex-A53, Dual-core ARM® Cortex-R5 real-time processing units, an ARM® Mali-400 MP2 GPU, integrated H.264/H.265 video codec, and UltraScale+™ programmable logic in a 16nm FinFET node.


    HES-XCVU9P-QDR contains a Virtex UltraScale+ XCVU9P FPGA with dual QSFP28 cages for high-bandwidth low-latency communications. Onboard QDR-II+ or DDR4 memory provides ultra-fast data rate transfers for applications requiring high throughput. The PCIe x16 half-length low-profile board enables maximum performance density in any enterprise rack server system.


    HES-XCVU9P-ZU7EV contains a Zynq UltraScale+ ZU7EV MPSoC with Virtex UltraScale+ XCVU9P FPGA for high-performance compute-intensive applications. The ARM computing platform on the Zynq device combined with UltraScale+ programmable logic allows for high-speed processing and ultimate custom designability in a standard PCIe 3.0 x16 form factor.

  • Virtex UltraScale

    HES-US-440 contains one XCVU440 logic module and Xilinx Zynq-7000 host module featuring ARM dual core Cortex-A9 CPU. This board has been optimized for high speed physical prototyping and emulation of medium size ASIC designs up to 26 Million gates. Unique combination of large capacity UltraScale FPGA and Zynq-7000 SoC allows to build a self contained single board testbench for your design.


    HES-US-1320 with three XCVU440 logic modules is Aldec’s large capacity FPGA board targeted to high speed physical prototyping and emulation of ASIC and SoC designs. The board provides estimated capacity of 79 Million gates, supports up to 48 GB DDR4 in six SO-DIMM slots and it is easily extendable with non-proprietary connectors (BPX & FMC).

  • Kintex UltraScale+

    The HES-XCKU11P-DDR4 contains Kintex UltraScale+ XCKU11P FPGA belonging to the family of chips from Xilinx which provide the best price/performance/watt balance. Two QSFP-DD can provide high bandwidth and low-latency communication (up to 400 Gbps). Thanks to the SO-DIMM memory socket there is available to connect external high-speed DDR4 memory module.

  • Virtex-7
    HES7XV4000BP & HES7XV1380BP

    HES7XV4000BP and HES7XV1380BP are dual FPGA prototyping and emulation boards for small-medium size ASIC designs or large FPGA designs. The board is available in two configurations with Virtex-7 2000T or 690T FPGA. The HES7XV4000BP estimated capacity is 24 Million ASIC gates and is easily extendable via non-proprietary connector (BPX).


    HES7XV12000BP with six Virtex-7 2000T logic modules is Aldec’s large capacity FPGA board targeted to high speed physical prototyping and emulation of ASIC and SoC designs. The board provides estimated capacity of 72 Million gates and is easily extendable via non-proprietary connectors (BPX and FMC).

  • HES Backplane

    HES7BPX4 is a backplane board used to build hardware platforms larger than single HES-US or HES-7 FPGA Main board. The largest configuration can provide up to 633 Million ASIC gates. It is build of MOLEX connectors mated with HES Main FPGA boards to provide passive, cross board I/O interconnections. Careful design of clock distribution tree assures configurability and flexibility. The JTAG chain from all main boards are integrated on backplane board and provide a common FPGA programming port for all FPGA logic modules in the system.

  • Microchip FPGA Boards
  • PolarFire and SmartFusion SoC

    The board HES-MPF500-M2S150 includes one Microchip PolarFire MPF500T FPGA logic module and one SmartFusion2 M2S150 SoC host module featuring ARM Cortex-M3. The board features a unique integration of a Microchip SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA and PolarFire FPGA.

  • Custom FPGA Boards
  • Custom Engineering Service

    Aldec offers the Custom FPGA Boards engineering service, which leverages pre-existing HES FPGA hardware boards and designs that features AMD FPGAs including Versal, Ultrascale+, Ultrascale and 7 series.

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