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Boards, Kits, and Modules

From concept to product production, Xilinx All Programmable FPGA and SoC boards, kits, and modules, provide you with an out-of-the box hardware platform to both speed your development time and enhance your productivity. Whether you are in the concept phase and looking for a development board or complete kit, or wanting to speed time-to-market and lower risk with a production board or module, Xilinx and its ecosystem partners offer the industry’s most comprehensive set of hardware platforms to help speed your time-to-revenue.

System on Modules (SoM)

Production-ready System on Modules (SoM) for embedded applications are based on Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoCs integrating dual-core ARM® Cortex-A9 processors, I/O, programmable logic, analog components, memory, and BSPs on an optimized small-footprint module. From the Xilinx ecosystem, these off-the-shelf modules are installed onto a much simpler custom or commercial carrier board specific to your system. Along with Xilinx SDSoC™, MathWorks® MATLAB®, National Instruments LabVIEW™, and Topic Dyplo® development flows and available support and customization services, SoMs significantly reduce your design time and risk.

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PCIe-based Boards

Production-ready PCIe plug-in boards from the Xilinx ecosystem are based on Xilinx All Programmable UltraScale™ and 7 Series FPGAs. They provide the highest hardware optimized performance-per-watt vs. GPUs and CPUs for today's demanding applications in cloud computing and networks such as video transcoding, deep neural networks, big data analysis, and SDN/NFV. Using the unique architecturally optimized compiler and partial reconfiguration technology within the Xilinx SDAccel™ development environment, users can program in any mix of OpenCL, C, and C++ to achieve the highest quality of results with a flexible runtime capability.

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Boards and Kits Targeting Cost-Optimized Design

Xilinx and Alliance Members provide out-of-the box design solutions that significantly cut development time and enhance productivity. Development/evaluation kits, targeting the cost-optimized design, offer all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs, enabling evaluation and development of diverse applications.

Featured Cost-Optimized Design Boards and Kits
Artix-7 Arty Kit Designed by Avnet and Digilent, a completely customizable development kit perfect for embedded designers looking for a flexible, low-power platform. The evaluation board is a complete system, packaging all the necessary functions and interfaces needed for an embedded processor system onto a small footprint.
Avnet Spartan-6 LX9 MicroBoard The perfect solution for designers interested in exploring the MicroBlaze™ soft processor or Spartan–6 FPGAs in general. The kit comes with several pre-built MicroBlaze "systems" allowing users to start software development just like any standard off-the-shelf microprocessor.
ZYBO Zynq-7000 Development Board The ZYBO is a feature-rich, ready-to-use, entry-level embedded software and digital circuit development platform built around the Zynq-7010 All Programmable SoC. The on-board memories, video and audio I/O, dual-role USB, Ethernet and SD slot will have your design up-and-ready without needed additional hardware.

FPGA Mezzanine Cards (FMC)

FMCs are daughter cards that provide maximum I/O expansion capability for Xilinx evaluation kits. The VITA/ANSI FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) standard was developed by the VITA 57.1 working group consisting of FPGA vendors, carrier and FMC suppliers, and end users resulting in hundreds of cards available to help speed you through prototyping and development.

  • Data throughput: Individual signaling speeds up to 10 Gb/s are supported, with a potential overall bandwidth of 40 Gb/s between mezzanine and carrier card
  • Latency: Elimination of protocol overhead removes latency and ensures deterministic data delivery.
  • Design simplicity: Expertise in protocol standards such as PCI, PCI Express®, or Serial RapidIO is not required.
  • System overhead: Simplifying the system design reduces power consumption, IP core costs, engineering time, and material costs.
  • Design reuse: Whether using a custom in-house board design or a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) mezzanine or carrier card, the FMC standard promotes the ability to retarget existing FPGA/carrier card designs to a new I/O. All that is required is swapping out the FMC module and slightly adjusting the FPGA design.

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Board Accessories

Xilinx board accessories include programming cables, flying leads, cables (e.g. SMA, BullsEye), power bricks, mounting racks, and other accessory hardware to support the Xilinx evaluation boards.

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Featured Boards and Kits



Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA VCU118 Evaluation Kit

Ideal development environment for evaluating the cutting edge Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs. Provides the highest performance and integration capabilities in a FinFET node, including serial I/O and signal processing bandwidth and on-chip memory density.

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Avnet MiniZed SoC Development Board

The MiniZed™ Zynq® SoC Development Board is based on the new Xilinx single-core Zynq 7Z007S device and is orderable now from Avnet. For $89, this board targets entry-level Zynq developers with a low-cost prototyping platform.

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Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116 Evaluation Kit

Ideal for evaluating key Kintex UltraScale+ features most notably 28Gbps transceiver performance. Provides the best price/performance/watt balance in a FinFET node, delivering the most cost-effective solution for high-end applications.

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