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AR# 43535

ML605 - How do I upgrade from the ML605 to the Virtex-6 Connectivity Kit?

Description

How do I upgrade from the ML605 Evaluation Kit to the Virtex-6 Connectivity Kit?

Solution

If you have the ML605 Evaluation Kit, upgrading to the equivalent Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit is performed by the following steps:

  1. Download the Connectivity Targeted Reference Design from the top of the following page:
    http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards/v6conn/reference_designs.htm
  2. Purchase the Embedded Development Kit (EDK) software or download an evaluation (if not already available on your computer).
  3. Purchase the FMC XM104 Connectivity Card:
    http://www.xilinx.com/content/xilinx/en/products/boards-and-kits/hw-fmc-xm104-g.html
  4. Purchase the CX4 Loopback connector:
    http://ie.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Fujitsu/FCN-261Z008L/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMvd2mIcYG7oaIzPQnor%252b3EmsqFX7KiwrV4%3d
  5. Program the ML605 Board (Platform Flash) with the Connectivity Targeted Reference Design from the Reference Design ZIP file.
  6. Contact your Xilinx FAE to obtain the Fedora 10 Live CD (Linux OS).

For more information, see the bottom of the Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit Reference Design and Documentation page:
http://www.xilinx.com/products/boards/v6conn/reference_designs.htm

AR# 43535
Date Created 08/09/2011
Last Updated 11/07/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
  • Virtex-6 FPGA Connectivity Kit
  • Virtex-6 FPGA ML605 Evaluation Kit