11-09-2020 05:04 AM - edited 01-26-2021 09:26 AM
The Versal and Ultrascale Architecture board covers queries on Architecture, SelectIO, Power (non-estimation queries), Thermal, System Monitor, PCB, Packaging for Versal, Ultrascale+, Ultrascale family along with the RF section in Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC.
The Versal Design Process Hubs are rolling out to assist users find the relevant information to the design step that you are working on.
The Versal Device Tutorials are available on Github.
When asking your question, it is useful to post the question on the most suitable board in order to improve the Community's ability to help with your questions. Add "Versal" tag to your posts for added visibility.
Here are some links to boards that may be more suitable for your questions.
Memory and NoC board covers questions on DDR4, LPDDR4, NoC, Hardened Memory Controllers
ACAP Boot and Config covers questions to include secure and non-secure boot flow including programming the boot device (OSPI, QSPI, JTAG, SD/eMMC, NAND, NOR), bootrom, FSBL, PLM, loading of the bitstream, fallback/multi-boot, programming of eFUSEs and BBRAM
Ethernet board covers Standard Ethernet IP and Embedded Ethernet issues including hardened blocks in Versal. This includes IPs' functionalities, IPs' GUI options, IPs' implementations, IP related timings, drivers (ie, AXI Ethernet standalone/linux driver, emacs standalone driver, MACB driver) and LWIP related questions.
PCIe board covers questions on PCIe and CPM for Versal
When designing for the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC devices a really useful resource is the Design Hub which brings together the relevant documentation: https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation-navigation/design-hubs/dh0087-zynq-rfsoc-hub.html
Additionally we have outlined the following documents and resources for designing with RFSoC.
Resources Specific to RF Data Converters:
The RF Data Converter IP and SW Driver are documented in PG269
RF PCB guidelines are contained in Chapter 3 of the Ultrascale PCB Design Guide UG583
For help with understanding key RF data converter metrics please refer to this white paper: WP509
To get access to data converter performance data, you can apply for access to the Characterization Data Lounge.
You can also use this spreadsheet to help with RF frequency planning in your design.
We support 3 Customer Evaluation Boards for RFSoC.
ZCU111 targets a RFSoC Gen1 8T8R device
ZCU208 targets a RFSoC Gen1 8T8R device
ZCU216 targets a RFSoC Gen1 16T16R device
These boards come with an Evaluation design for the RF Data Converters. This evaluation design can connect to a labview GUI for generating DAC waveforms and Capture of ADC data.
The Evaluation Design for ZCU111 has it’s own User Guide, UG1287
For debugging RF designs we also provide the RF Analyzer, which allows debug of the RF data converters on any device / any board.
The RF Analyzer UI is described in UG1309
There a number of Design and Debug Blogs on RF Data Converters.
Getting in Synch with RF Data Converters - This goes in depth on the SW drivers for RFDC
Analyze This: Unboxing the RF Analyzer Tool Part One – this details the RF Analyzer hardware design
Analyze-That-Unboxing-the-RF-Analyzer-Tool-Part-2 – This is a hands on guide to use the RF Analyzer GUI on your board
Getting-in-Synch-with-RF-Data-Converters – this Blog explains how our Multi Converter Synchronization Solution works in HW and SW
RF-Data-Converter-IP-Example-Simulation-Walkthrough – This Blog details the IP Example Simulation
Xilinx provides how-to articles on the Xilinx Wiki for RFSoC.
Resources Specific to Zynq Ultrascale+ Architecture:
When designing for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices a really useful resource is the Design Hub which brings together the relevant documentation : https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation-navigation/design-hubs/dh0070-zynq-mpsoc-design-overview-hub.html
When designing for theUltraScale/UltraScale+ devices a really useful resources are the Design Hub which brings together the relevant documentation: https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation-navigation/design-hubs.html
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