Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU216 ES1 Evaluation Kit

Overview

Product Description

Equipped with the industry’s only single-chip adaptable radio platform, the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC ZCU216 ES1 Evaluation Kit is the ideal platform for both rapid prototyping and high-performance RF application development.

Featuring the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 3 ZU49DR, the ZCU216 evaluation kit supports direct RF sampling of sub-6GHz bands utilizing 16T16R high speed RF-DACs and RF-ADCs.

In addition to the excellent RF converter technology in the ZCU49DR device, the ZCU216 kit provides add-on cards, a wide range of connectivity options, and comprehensive development tools and IPs to help users to develop cutting-edge RF designs such as:

  • 5G sub-6GHz massive-MIMO radio
  • 5G mmWave intermediate frequency (IF) transceiver
  • Fixed wireless access
  • Digital phased array radar
  • Terrestrial satellite communications
  • Spectrum analyzers
  • High-speed RF testers

 


Key Features

Reference Design and Add-on Cards for Fast Evaluation and Prototyping

  • Integrated RF design examples
  • XM650 16T16R N79 band loopback add-on card for quick loopback test
  • XM655 16T16R breakout add-on card for in-depth performance measurements
  • CLK104 RF clock add-on card for internal (up to 1.2GHz) and external (up to 10GHz) reference clocking

Essential On-Board Features for Broad Application Development

  • DDR4 DIMM – 4GB, 64-bit, 2,666MT/s, attached to programmable logic (PL)
  • DDR4 SODIMM – 4GB, 64-bit, 2,400MT/s, attached to the processing system (PS)
  • I/O expansion options – FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC+) interfaces, RFMC 2.0 interfaces, and Pmod connections
  • High-speed I/Os – 2x2 SFP28 interfaces to support up to 4 SFP/SFP+/zSFP+/SFP28 modules

Featured Xilinx Devices

Featuring the Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU49DR-2FFVF1760 RFSoC

14-bit, 2.5GSPS RF-ADC 16
14-bit, 10GSPS RF-DAC 16
Max. RF input Frequency (GHz) 6
System Logic Cells (K) 930
Memory (Mb) 60.5
DSP Slices 4,272
33G Transceivers 16
Maximum I/O Pins 408


 

Zynq Gen 3
Specifications

Board Features

Featuring the Zynq® UltraScale+™ XCZU49DR-2FFVF1760 RFSoC

ZCU 216 board
Board Specifications Value
Height 12.225 inch (31.05 cm)
Width 10.675 inch (27.11 cm)
Thickness (+/-5%) 0.119 inch (0.302 cm)
Operating Environmental Temperature 0C to +45C
Storage Environmental Temperature -25C to +60C
RF Data Converter
# of 14-bit ADCs 16
Max Rate (GSPS) 2.5
# of 14-bit DACs 16
Max Rate (GSPS) 10.0
Memory
PS DDR4 4GB 64-bit SODIMM
PL DDR4 8GB 64-bit Component
Micro SD Card 16GB
M.2 SATA Connector Yes
QSPI 2
Communications & Networking
USB (UART/JTAG) 1
RJ45 1
SFP28 4
USB 3.0 1
Display
DIP Switches Yes
LEDs Yes (RGB)
Push Buttons Yes
Expansion Connectors
FMC+ 1
Pmod 2
RFMC 2.0 2
Add-on Cards
XM650 1
XM655 1
CLK104 1
Control & I/O
I2C Yes
PMBUS Yes
JTAG PC4 Header Yes
Boot Options
SD Boot Yes
QSPI Boot Yes
JTAG Boot Yes
Power
12V Wall Adapter Yes
ATX Power Compatible Yes
What’s Inside

What's Inside the Box

Featuring the Zynq® UltraScale+™ XCZU49DR-2FFVF1760 RFSoC

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Tools & IP

Design Tools

Name Description License Type
Vivado® Design Suite: System Edition The Xilinx 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+™ XCZU49DR RFSoC with one year of updates
Xilinx SDK Full suite of tools for embedded software development and debug targeting Xilinx platforms. Included
PetaLinux Tools Configure, build, and deploy Linux operating system to Xilinx 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 Xilinx FPGAs. Included

Additional Tools, IP and Resources

Provider Name Product Category Item Description
Open Source Software Tool TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
Xilinx Software Tool

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start guide - ZCU216 RF Data Converter Evaluation Tool
Package Download   ZCU216 RF Data Converter Evaluation Tool Software package download
Xilinx Software Tool Power Advantage Tool The Power Advantage Tool is a demo designed to showcase the power features of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC device
Xilinx Software Tool RF Analyzer RF Analyzer user interface used to drive and analyze any evaluation board.
Training & Support

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