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Registered: ‎04-18-2015

What are the differences between ZCU102, ZCU104 and ZCU106?

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Hi, 

 

It looks that ZCU104 is an upgraded version of ZCU102 and ZCU106 with extra features to support machine learning, yet cheaper?

 

Best wishes,

Lei

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Re: What are the differences between ZCU102, ZCU104 and ZCU106?

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The big downside of the ZCU104 is the lack of high-speed connectivity. The ZCU102 has 16 GTH transceivers on the FMC ports, plus four on SFP, plus GTRs on the PCIe slot. It's also got a bigger Zynq chip (the ZU9EG), although without the video codec.

 

The ZCU106 has 7 GTHs on FMC, plus two on SFP, plus four on PCIe, plus one on SMA connectors.

 

The ZCU104 has ... one GTH on FMC, and no other general-purpose high-speed transceivers (only those that are used for SATA, USB3.0, DisplayPort, HDMI, etc).

 

For anyone looking at doing high-speed connections to embedded hardware - for example to a very high-speed camera sensor IC, or to other FPGAs - the ZCU104 is unsuitable. You really need the interfaces offered by the other boards. On the other hand, if you're designing a small system that'll use SATA, USB3.0, ethernet, and HDMI/DisplayPort as its interfaces, the ZCU104 is fantastic. If you're experimenting with hardware acceleration (ignoring the interfaces) then the ZCU104 is probably pretty good - although being able to plug the ZCU106 into a PCIe slot is nice too.

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Re: What are the differences between ZCU102, ZCU104 and ZCU106?

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The big downside of the ZCU104 is the lack of high-speed connectivity. The ZCU102 has 16 GTH transceivers on the FMC ports, plus four on SFP, plus GTRs on the PCIe slot. It's also got a bigger Zynq chip (the ZU9EG), although without the video codec.

 

The ZCU106 has 7 GTHs on FMC, plus two on SFP, plus four on PCIe, plus one on SMA connectors.

 

The ZCU104 has ... one GTH on FMC, and no other general-purpose high-speed transceivers (only those that are used for SATA, USB3.0, DisplayPort, HDMI, etc).

 

For anyone looking at doing high-speed connections to embedded hardware - for example to a very high-speed camera sensor IC, or to other FPGAs - the ZCU104 is unsuitable. You really need the interfaces offered by the other boards. On the other hand, if you're designing a small system that'll use SATA, USB3.0, ethernet, and HDMI/DisplayPort as its interfaces, the ZCU104 is fantastic. If you're experimenting with hardware acceleration (ignoring the interfaces) then the ZCU104 is probably pretty good - although being able to plug the ZCU106 into a PCIe slot is nice too.