Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit

by: AMD

The Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Kit enables designers to jumpstart RF-Class analog designs for wireless, cable access, early-warning(EW)/radar and other high-performance RF applications


Product Description

The Zynq™ UltraScale+™ RFSoC ZCU111 evaluation kit enables designers to jumpstart RF-Class analog designs for wireless, cable access, early-warning(EW)/radar, and other high-performance RF applications. This kit features a Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC supporting 8 12-bit 4.096GSPS ADCs, 8 14-bit 6.554GSPS DACs, and 8 soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FECs). Complete with Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Arm Cortex-R5 subsystems, UltraScale+ programmable logic, and the highest signal processing bandwidth in a Zynq UltraScale+ device, this kit provides a rapid, comprehensive RF Analog-to-Digital signal chain prototyping platform.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 Evaluation Board with XCZU28DR-2FFVG1517E RFSoC
  • DDR4 Component – 4GB, 64-bit, 2666MT/s, attached to Programmable Logic (PL)
  • DDR4 SODIMM – 4GB 64-bit, 2400MT/s, attached to Processor Subsystem (PS)
  • Ganged SFP28 cage to support up to 4 SFP/SFP+/zSFP+/SFP28 modules
  • USB3, DisplayPort, and SATA
  • FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC+) interface for I/O expansion including 12 33Gb/s GTY transceivers and 34 user defined differential I/O signals
  • XM500 RFMC balun transformer add-on card with 4 DACs/4 ADCs to baluns 4 DACs/4 ADCs to SMAs

Featured AMD Devices

Featuring the Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU28DR-2FFVG1517E RFSoC

12-bit, 4.096GSPS RF-ADC 8
14-bit, 6.554GSPS RF-DAC 8
System Logic Cells (K) 930
Memory (Mb) 60.5
DSP Slices 4,272
33G Transceivers 16*
Maximum I/O Pins 371

*A subset of the available IOs and GTs on the silicon device are mapped on the kit.  Please reference the board user guide for actual mapping.



Product Information


Board Features

Featuring the Zynq™ UltraScale+™ XCZU28DR-2FFVG1517E RFSoC

Board Specifications Value
Height 11.811 inch (30.0 cm)
Width 7.874 inch (20.0 cm)
Thickness (+/-5%) 0.10799 inches (0.2743 cm)
Operating Environmental Temperature 0C to +45C
Storage Environmental Temperature -25C to +60C
RF Data Converter
# of 12-bit ADCs 8
Max Rate (GSPS) 4.096
# of 14-bit DACs 8
Max Rate (GSPS) 6.554
SD-Card Yes
M.2 SATA Connector Yes
Communications & Networking
RJ45 1
SFP+ 4
USB 3.0 1
DIP Switches Yes
LEDs Yes
Push Buttons Yes
VESA DisplayPort 1.2 Yes
Expansion Connectors
FMC-HPC Connector 2
RFMC 1.0 2
Add-on Cards
XM500 Yes
Control & I/O
I2C Yes
JTAG PC4 Header Yes
Boot Options
SD Boot Yes
QSPI Boot Yes
JTAG Boot Yes
12V Wall Adapter Yes
ATX Power Compatible Yes
What's Inside

What's Inside the Box

Featuring the Zynq™ UltraScale+™ XCZU28DR-2FFVG1517E RFSoC

What's inside ZCU111



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Tools & IP

Design Tools

Name Description License Type
Vivado Design Suite: System Edition The AMD Vivado™ Design Suite is a revolutionary IP and System Centric design environment built from the ground up to accelerate the design for all programmable devices. Node-locked and device-locked to the Zynq™ UltraScale+™ XCZU28DR RFSoC with one year of updates
AMD SDK Full suite of tools for embedded software development and debug targeting AMD platforms. Included
PetaLinux Tools Configure, Build and Deploy Linux operating system to AMD platforms. Included
Board Support Packages (BSP) Pre-configured boot loaders, system images, and bitstream Included

Intellectual Property

Name Description License Type
Memory Interface Generator (MIG) MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for AMD devices. Included

Additional Tools, IP and Resources

Name Product Category Item Description
Power Advantage Tool Software Tool Power Advantage Tool 
The Power Advantage Tool is a demo designed to showcase the power features of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC device
Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC
Open Source Software Tool TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
AMD Package Files ZCU111 RFSoC RF Data Converter Evaluation Tool Getting Started Guide and package files downloads.
Training & Support