Alveo Debug Guide

Card Installation

This page will help guide your installation of one or more Alveo™ cards into a host server or workstation for a Vitis™ flow. In addition, it covers various use cases. If you are just starting to debug, please consult the main page to determine if this is the best page for your purposes.

Card Installation Guides

For Alveo card and software installation, follow the procedures outlined in the respective installation guide outlined in the table below. For additional card details see the Alveo landing page.

Card Installation guide
U50 Alveo U50 Data Center Accelerator Card Installation Guide v1.7 (UG1370)
U200 Getting Started with Alveo Data Center Acceleration Cards v1.7 (UG1301)
U250 Getting Started with Alveo Data Center Acceleration Cards v1.7 (UG1301)
U280 Getting Started with Alveo Data Center Acceleration Cards v1.5 (UG1301)

You Will Need

For card installation, you will need to:

Common Cases


Installing a passive card into a workstation

  • This is not supported.

  • Passive cards are only supported in servers.

WARNING: Workstations do not provide enough airflow to cool passive cards. It is easy to damage passive cards in a workstation.


Card used in Vivado flow

  • This debug guide is for Vitis flow only.

  • See the Alveo-Vivado page for Vivado™ related content.


Error message during install

  • Resolve by noting the error and:


PCIe slot provides <75W power

  • This configuration is not tested by Xilinx. This is not supported.


Card requires PCIe AUX power but not supplied by the host

  • This configuration is not tested by Xilinx. This is not supported.


More cards than in-spec slots

  • Limit the number of cards you will install.


Card operates for a while, then shuts down


Xilinx Support

For additional support resources such as Answers, Documentation, Downloads, and Alerts, see the Xilinx Support pages. For additional assistance, post your question on the Xilinx Community Forums – Alveo Accelerator Card.

Have a suggestion, or found an issue please send an email to alveo_cards_debugging@xilinx.com .

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