The Mars XU3 SoC module from FPGA specialists Enclustra offers a quick and easy way into the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ecosystem. It comes in the extremely compact and well-established SO-DIMM form factor and is optimized for applications that require the greatest processing power possible in the smallest of spaces, without having to make any compromises when it comes to functionality. The Mars XU3 series offers up to 154,000 systems logic cells, 108 user I/Os, 6 ARM processors, a GPU, up to 4 GB of ultra-fast DDR4 SDRAM, 64 MB QSPI flash memory, 16 GB eMMC flash memory as well as Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0/3.0 ports, all on a surface area measuring just 67.6 x 30 mm. In order to ensure that the design-in process can be configured as simply as possible, the module only requires a single 3.3 V feed for the power supply and has a planned availability of 10 years.
Reference design and Linux at the push of a button
Enclustra offers a broad design-in support for their products. With the Mars EB1 base board, the Mars XU3 can be a powerful development and prototyping platform.
Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the Mars XU3, offering all required hardware, software and support materials. 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 Mars AX3 FPGA module can be used on the same baseboard instead.
- Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC
- ARM quad/dual-core Cortex-A53
- ARM dual-core Cortex-R5
- Up to 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM
- 64 MB QSPI flash
- 16 GB eMMC flash
- Gigabit Ethernet
- USB 3.0
- USB 2.0 OTG
- PCIe Gen2 x4 endpoint
- Up to 154,000 LUT4-eq
- 108 user I/Os
- 3.3 V single supply
- 67.6 x 30 mm SO-DIMM