Supported carrier boards

List of supported boards

Carrier board

FMC

No. SSDs

LPC

Single SSD

Kintex-7 KC705 Evaluation board

LPC

Single SSD

HPC

Single SSD

Kintex UltraScale KCU105 Evaluation board

LPC

Single SSD

HPC

Single & dual SSD

Virtex-7 VC707 Evaluation board

HPC1

Single SSD

HPC2

Single SSD

Virtex-7 VC709 Evaluation board

HPC

Single SSD

Zynq-7000 ZC706 Evaluation board

LPC

Single SSD

HPC

Single SSD

Zynq UltraScale+ ZCU104 Evaluation board

LPC

Single SSD

Zynq UltraScale+ ZCU106 Evaluation board

HPC0

Single & dual SSD

HPC1

Single SSD

Zynq UltraScale+ ZCU111 Evaluation board

FMC+

Single & dual SSD

Zynq UltraScale+ UltraZed EV Carrier Card

HPC

Dual SSD design

Unlisted boards

If you need more information on whether the FPGA Drive FMC is compatible with a carrier that is not listed above, please first check the compatibility list. If the carrier is not listed there, please contact Opsero, provide us with the pinout of your carrier and we’ll be happy to check compatibility and generate a Vivado constraints file for you.

Board specific notes

AC701 and KC705

  • These designs use the AXI EthernetLite IP for their onboard Ethernet ports. This IP does not require a license, but limits the link speed to 100Mbps.

KCU105, VC707, VC709

  • The on-board Ethernet port for these boards is not connected in these designs because they are not supported by the free AXI EthernetLite IP. The block design build script (design_1-mb.tcl) contains the code to add the AXI Ethernet IP for these boards and can be uncommented if Ethernet is desired.

KCU105

  • This design uses the Quad SPI flash in dual mode with SPIx8 interface (64MB total storage).

PicoZed and UltraZed-EV

Installation of board definition files

To use this project on the PicoZed or UltraZed-EV, you must first install the board definition files for these boards into your Vivado installation.

The following folders contain the board definition files and can be found in this project repository at this location:

https://github.com/fpgadeveloper/fpga-drive-aximm-pcie/tree/master/Vivado/boards/board_files

  • picozed_7015_fmc2

  • picozed_7030_fmc2

  • ultrazed_7ev_cc

Copy those folders and their contents into the C:\Xilinx\Vivado\2020.2\data\boards\board_files folder (this may be different on your machine, depending on your Vivado installation directory).

PicoZed FMC Carrier Card V2

On this carrier, the GBTCLK0 of the LPC FMC connector is routed to a clock synthesizer/MUX, rather than being directly connected to the Zynq. In order to use the FPGA Drive FMC on the PicoZed FMC Carrier Card V2, you will need to reconfigure the clock synthesizer so that it feeds the FMC clock through to the Zynq. To change the configuration, you must reprogram the EEPROM (U14) where the configuration is stored. Avnet provides an SD card boot file that can be run to reprogram the EEPROM to the configuration we need for this project. The boot files have been copied to the links below for your convenience:

Just boot up your PicoZed FMC Carrier Card V2 using one of those boot files, and the EEPROM will be reprogrammed as required for this project. For more information, see the PicoZed Hardware User Guide for the PicoZed FMC Carrier Card V2.

ZCU106

The ZCU106 has two HPC FMC connectors, HPC0 and HPC1. The HPC0 connector has enough connected gigabit transceivers to support 2x SSDs, each with an independent 4-lane PCIe interface. The HPC1 connector has only 1x connected gigabit transceiver, so it can only support 1x SSD (SSD1) with a 1-lane PCIe interface. This project contains designs for both of these connectors.

ZCU111

The ZCU111 has a single FMC+ connector that can support 2x SSDs, each with an independent 4-lane PCIe interface.