Versal Prime Series VMK180 Evaluation Kit

Overview

Xilinx is currently offering EK-VMK180-G-ED. This encryption disabled (-ED) evaluation kit does not support the following features below:

  • Arm® v8 cryptography extensions
  • Cryptographic accelerator
  • Secure Boot

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® Design Suite, Vitis™ unified software platform

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the Versal VM1802 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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Specifications

Board Features

Featuring the Versal™ VM1802 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™ VM1802 ACAP

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Documentation
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Getting Started

Check out our step-by-step guide to run pre-built example designs on the VMK180

Step 1. Before you set up the VMK180

  • A terminal interface like tera term or putty to interface to the UART to boot the VMK180 board. Please download your choice before getting started.

Step 2. Prepare the micro SD card (Versal)

  • Board support packages (BSPs) are pre-configured boot loaders, system images, and bitstream. Download the PetaLinux BSP to prepare the micro SD card.

Step 3. Run example designs


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