Versal Prime Series VMK180 Evaluation Kit

The VMK180 Evaluation Kit is your fastest path to application bring-up using the world’s first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP). The board features the VM1802 Versal® Prime series device, which combines a software programmable silicon infrastructure with world-class compute engines and connectivity to accelerate diverse workloads in a wide range of markets.

Overview

Product Description

The Versal® Prime series VMK180 evaluation kit is your fastest path to application bring-up using the world’s first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP).

The VMK180 evaluation board features the Versal Prime series VM1802 device, which combines a software programmable silicon infrastructure with world-class compute engines and a breadth of connectivity options to accelerate diverse workloads in a wide range of markets.

The VMK180 kit is ideal for a broad range of applications requiring performance and flexibility such as:

  • Data center network & storage acceleration
  • SmartNIC
  • 5G xHaul
  • Nx100G Ethernet & OTN networking
  • Communications test equipment

Key Features & Benefits

Evaluate Versal Prime Series Capabilities

  • Equipped with Versal ACAP VM1802 production silicon
  • Jump start HW/SW differentiation with pre-built system infrastructure, enabled by programmable network on chip and integrated shell

Breadth of Connectivity Options for Rapid Application Development

  • PCIe® Gen4 interface for high compute performance markets
  • HDMI for video processing applications
  • SFP28 and QSFP28 optical interfaces and RJ-45 Ethernet port for networking
  • DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory interfaces
  • FMC expansion connectors supporting a variety of optional plug-in cards including camera sensors and displays

Co-Optimized Tools and Debug Method

  • Vivado® ML Editions, Vitis™ unified software platform
  • SmartLynq+ module for high-speed debug, performance analysis, and event trace

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the Versal Prime XCVM1802-2MSEVSVA2197 ACAP

DSP Engines 1,968
System Logic Cells (K) 1,968
LUTs 899,840
Application Processing Unit Dual-Core Arm® Cortex®-A72
Real-Time Processing Unit Dual-Core Arm Cortex-R5F
Maximum I/O Pins 770
Programmable NoC Ports 28
Integrated Memory Controllers 4
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Product Information

Specifications

Board Features

Featuring the Versal® Prime XCVM1802-2MSEVSVA2197 ACAP

Versal VM1802 ACAP
Board Specifications Value
Length 7.477 in
Height 9.5 in
PCB Thickness (+/-8%) 0.066 in
Operating Environmental Temperature 0°C to +45°C
Storage Environmental Temperature –25°C to +60°C
Configuration
JTAG Yes
QSPI Yes
Micro SD 2
Memory
DDR4 DIMM 8GB
LPDDR4 Component 8GB (4x16Gb)
Micro SD Socket 16GB
Control I/O
User Pushbuttons 6
DIP Switches 4
User LEDs 4
SYSMON Yes
System Controller Yes
PMBUS Yes
Expansion Connectors
VITA 57.4 FMC+ (12 GTYs per connector) 2
PCIe® Gen4 x8 1
Communication & Networking
UART to USB Bridge 1
CAN-FD Header 1
RJ-45 Tri-Speed Ethernet Connectors 3
SFP28 2
QSFP28 1
Display
HDMI Video Output 1
HDMI Video Input 1
Clocking
Programmable DDR4 DIMM 1
Programmable LPDDR4 Component 2
PCIe Reference Clock 1
HDMI 1
Programmable zSFP 1
Programmable HSDP 1
Programmable 1588 eCPRI 4
Programmable System Controller 1
Power
180V (12V) Power Supply Yes
Power on Reset Yes
What's Inside

What's Inside the Box

Featuring the Versal® Prime XCVM1802-2MSEVSVA2197  ACAP

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Resources

Documentation

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Tools

Design Tools

  • Vivado® ML Enterprise Edition: The EDA tool suite to create projects for the VMK180 board. Node-locked and device-locked to the Versal® Prime XCVM1802 device, with one year of updates.
  • Vitis™ Unified Software Platform: The full suite of tools for developing embedded software, debugging Versal devices, and running targeted reference designs and example designs.

 

PetaLinux Tools, Board Support Packages, and Prebuilt Images

  • To build custom Linux images with modifications, visit the PetaLinux tool page to get an installer and latest board supported packages (BSP).
  • To boot with Linux images without modifications, download pre-built PetaLinux images.
Getting Started

Getting Started with VMK180

To jump-start prototyping and application development with the VMK180, visit the Wiki page.

  • Prep work
  • Board setup
  • Run the PetaLinux BSP pre-built image
Getting Started with VMK180
Training & Support