Compact SoC Module: Enlists Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

The Mercury+ XU1, debuts as Enclustra’s fastest SoC module based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. It accommodates six ARM cores, a Mali 400MP2 GPU, up to 4 GB of DDR4 ECC SDRAM, numerous standard interfaces, 294 user I/Os, and up to 747,000 LUT4 equivalents. The module measures 74 mm x 54 mm, an area smaller than a credit card. 


Interfaces include two Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, sixteen MGTs (with speeds of up to 12.5 Gb/s), as well as PCIe Gen2 x4. With up to 4 GB of DDR4 SDRAM with bandwidths of 19.2 GB/s and ECC, as well as 16 GB eMMC flash memory, the Mercury+ XU1 can handle the heaviest of resource-hogging applications, despite having a footprint of just 74 × 54 mm.


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The module is available in both commercial and industrial temperature ranges, and requires a single 5V 15 V supply for operation. Further expansion options are provided by the LPC/HPC FMC connectors on the PE1 base board, compatible with a huge range of plug-in cards from various manufacturers, i.e., ADCs, DACs, motor control cards and RF links.


Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the XU1, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. The Mercury+ PE1 base board is a complete development platform; detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, schema, a 3D-model, PCB footprint and differential I/O length tables.


The Enclustra Build Environment can be used to compile the Enclustra SoC modules with an integrated ARM processor very smoothly. The module and base board are selected by a graphical interface. After that, Enclustra Build Environment downloads the appropriate Bitstream, First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) and the required source code. Finally, U-Boot, Linux and the root file system based on BusyBox are compiled.


Thanks to the family concept with compatible connectors, different types of modules can be used on the same base board. If for example, an ARM processor is not required, the Mercury+ KX2 FPGA module can be used on the same baseboard instead. Can’t wait to start designing but need more data? A veritable wealth of Mercury+ XU1 information is available for download.