• Designed using Xilinx’s multi-platform Virtex-5 FPGA
  • 8MB Flash for embedded code storage
  • 128MB DDR2-400 memory
  • High speed digital I/O – 64 single ended or 32 LVDS pairs
  • 2 x 10Base-T, 100Base-TX Ethernet
  • 2 x RS-485 serial interface
  • Designed for embedded processing using MicroBlazeTM
  • PowerPC 440 embedded processor option

Virtex-5 FPGA Options:

FreeForm/PCI-104 FPGA Development Board with Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGAConnect Tech’s FreeForm/PCI-104 FPGA development board with high speed digital I/O offers Virtex-5 FPGA options including LX30T FPGA, LX50T FPGA and FX30T FPGA

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FreeForm/PCI-104 is a reconfigurable FPGA development board with high speed digital I/O that combines a user programmable FPGA with a 32-Bit, 33MHz PCI-104 interface. The advantages of PCI-104’s high bandwidth along with the versatile FPGA architecture allows users to create a high speed data interface and control solution that is uniquely suited to each individual application.

Based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA, Connect Tech’s FreeForm/PCI-104 is highly versatile and provides a powerful platform for system development. Ideal for real-time data acquisition, high performance signal processing, avionics, autonomous vehicles and software defined radio, FreeForm/PCI-104 is perfect for embedded systems designs when used along with an embedded host processor.

Use Connect Tech’s engineering services for FPGA and high speed digital I/O design and software/driver development.


Programmable FPGA

Xilinx multi-platform Virtex-5 (LXT or FXT)

Input Clock

100 MHz


128MB RAM, 8MB Flash


64 single ended signals or 32 LVDS pairs


2x RS-485


100Base-TX, 2 x 10Base-T



Operating Temperature

-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)


95% non-condensing

Operating System


Power Requirements



PC/104 Compliant


2x RJ-45, Dual 2×5 0.100” headers (serial), One 1×6 0.100” header (flash programming), One 2×40 0.050 x 0.100” header (general I/O)

Downloads for FreeForm/PCI-104 – FCG001, FCG006

Downloads support: FCG001,FCG002, FCG003, FCG004, FCG005, FCG006

Drivers for FreeForm/PCI-104

Operating System Driver Information Resources
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows XP, Windows XP Embedded, Windows XP 64-Bit Name:
Version: 1.12
Released: 02.08.2017
Download Driver
Install Guide
Linux Name:
Version: 014
Released: 02.08.2017
Request Driver

Install Guide

QNX 6 (Neutrino) Name: ufd-qnx-install-101.tar.gz
Version: 1.01
Released: 03.31.2014
Download Driver

Ordering Information

Main Products
Part Number Description
FCG001 FPGA: LX30T; GPIO: LVDS, 2.5V CMOS Single ended
FCG002 FPGA: LX30T; GPIO: 3.3V CMOS Single ended
FCG003 FPGA: FX30T (PowerPC); GPIO: LVDS, 2.5V CMOS Single ended
FCG004 FPGA: FX30T (PowerPC); GPIO: 3.3V CMOS Single ended
FCG005 FPGA: LX50T; GPIO: LVDS, 2.5V CMOS Single ended
FCG006 FPGA: LX50T; GPIO: 3.3V CMOS Single ended
Part Number Description
DEV017 FreeForm/PCI104 Development Kit. Includes 1x MSG037, 1x CBG303, 1x North American Line Cord
MSG037 FreeForm/PCI104 Power Supply
CBG303 1×6 Header Cable

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