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Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

The Industry’s Only
Single-Chip Adaptable Radio Platform
Now Extended to Full Sub-6GHz Support

Product Advantages

Key Features and Benefits

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Breakthrough Integration
of RF Analog

  • Eliminates discrete converters for up to 50% reduced power and footprint
  • Removes power hungry FPGA-to-Analog interfaces like JESD204
  • Provides direct RF-sampling for platform flexibility
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Soft-Decision
Forward Error Correction

  • Configurable SD-FEC core with LDPC and turbo code support with low latency
  • Lower power and smaller area than soft logic implementation
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Complete SoC
for Single-Chip Radio

  • Heterogeneous compute based on proven UltraScale architecture
  • Complete analog/digital programmability across the RF signal chain
  • Available from 8x8 to 16x16 channels on a single device for scalability

Integrating a Comprehensive RF Analog-to-Digital Signal Chain

Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoCs integrate multi-gigasample RF data converters and soft-decision forward error correction (SD-FEC) into an SoC architecture.

Complete with an Arm® Cortex®-A53 processing subsystem and UltraScale+ programmable logic, the family is the industry’s only single-chip, adaptable radio platform.

Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC portfolio delivers the right platform for analog, digital, and embedded design, simplifying calibration and synchronization along the signal chain.

The multi-generation portfolio features a breadth of devices with varying direct RF performance to meet diverse spectrum needs and use cases.


Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Portfolio

Scalability across the portfolio that meets current and future market needs

4GHz of Max Analog Bandwidth

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Breakthough Integration of RF Data Converters on a HW Programmable SoC

  • 8x or 16x 6.554GSPS DACs
  • 8x 4.096GSPS or 16x 2.058SPS ADCs
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5GHz of Max Analog Bandwidth

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Timely support of the latest 5G Bands for Regional Deployment

  • 16x 6.554GSPS DACs
  • 16x 2.220GSPS ADCs
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6GHz of Max Analog Bandwidth

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Full direct RF support of sub-6GHz bands with extended millimeter wave interface

  • 8x or 16x 10.0GSPS DACs
  • 8x 5.0GSPS or 16x 2.5GSPS ADCs
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5G and LTE Wireless


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With Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoCs, wireless infrastructure manufacturers can achieve previously unattainable footprint and power reduction, critical to Massive MIMO deployment.

  • Up to 6GHz of direct RF bandwidth for full sub-6GHz 5G New Radio (5G NR) support on a single device
  • Device variants with integrated LDPC SD-FEC cores and high DSP density for 5G baseband
  • Optimal millimeter wave IF implementations including fixed wireless access and mobile backhaul

Remote-PHY for Cable Access DOCSIS 3.1


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Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC enables cable access multi-service operators (MSOs) to move PHY layer processing closer to home with remote PHY nodes, increasing network capacity.

  • RF-Analog for stringent power & form factor constraints
  • LDPC to meet DOCSIS 3.1 requirements
  • FPGA logic for future-proofing full duplex IP

Phased Array Radar/Digital Array RADAR – Radar On A Chip


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As a single-chip TRX solution for scalable, multi-function, phased array radar, the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC enables low latency transmit and receive for optimal response time in early warning scenarios.

  • Full L-Band Sampling
  • Partial S-Band Direct Sampling, full S-Band 2 nd Nyquist
  • Partial C-Band Direct Sampling
  • Software and hardware reconfigurable

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Designers can build high-speed multi-function instruments for signal generation and signal analysis by using direct RF-sampling, highly flexible, reconfigurable logic, and software programmability in Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC.

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Satellite Communications

By leveraging highly integrated RF-DAC/ADC and programmable logic, designers can build complex, high bandwidth connectivity modems with Arm-based processing system for ground stations.

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LiDAR

Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC with integrated data converters coupled with the flexibility and parallelism of adaptable hardware is a unique solution in emerging LiDAR technologies from ADAS to advanced 3D imaging applications.

Product Table
Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 1

Direct-RF Signal Chain Features

  ZU21DR ZU25DR ZU27DR ZU28DR ZU29DR
Max. RF input Frequency (GHz) 4
Decimation / Interpolation 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
12-bit RF-ADC # of ADCs - 8 8 8 16
Max Rate (GSPS) - 4.096 4.096 4.096 2.058
14-bit RF-ADC # of ADCs - - - - -
Max Rate (GSPS) - - - - -
14-bit RF-DAC # of DACs - 8 8 8 16
Max Rate (GSPS) - 6.554 6.554 6.554 6.554
SD-FEC 8 0 0 8 0

Programmable Logic

  ZU21DR ZU25DR ZU27DR ZU28DR ZU29DR
System Logic Cells (K) 930 678 930 930 930
DSP Slices 4,272 3,145 4,272 4,272 4,272
Memory (Mb) 60.5 41.3 60.5 60.5 60.5
33G Transceivers 16 8 16 16 16
PCIe Gen 3x16 2 1 2 2 2
PCIe Gen3 x16 / Gen4 x8 / CCIX - - - - -
100G Ethernet MAC/PCS with RS-FEC 2 1 2 2 2
Maximum I/O Pins 280 347 347 347 408

Processing System Features

  ZU21DR ZU25DR ZU27DR ZU28DR ZU29DR
Application Processing Unit Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 MPCore up to 1.33GHz
Real-Time Processing Unit Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5 MPCore up to 533MHz
Embedded and External Memory 256KB On-Chip Memory w/ECC; External DDR4; DDR3; DDR3L; LPDDR4; LPDDR3; External Quad-SPI; NAND; eMMC
High-Speed Connectivity 4 PS-GTR; PCIe Gen1/2; Serial ATA 3.1; DisplayPort 1.2a; USB 3.0; SGMII
General Connectivity 214 PS I/O; UART; CAN; USB 2.0; I2C; SPI; 32b GPIO; Real Time Clock; Watchdog Timers; Triple Timer Counters
Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 2

Direct-RF Signal Chain Features

  ZU39DR
Max. RF input Frequency (GHz) 5
Decimation / Interpolation 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
12-bit RF-ADC # of ADCs 16
Max Rate (GSPS) 2.220
14-bit RF-ADC # of ADCs -
Max Rate (GSPS) -
14-bit RF-DAC # of DACs 16
Max Rate (GSPS) 6.554
SD-FEC 0

Programmable Logic

  ZU39DR
System Logic Cells (K) 903
DSP Slices 4,272
Memory (Mb) 60.5
33G GTY Transceivers 16
PCIe Gen 3x16 2
PCIe Gen3 x16 / Gen4 x8 / CCIX -
100G Ethernet MAC/PCS with RS-FEC 2
Maximum I/O Pins 408

Processing System Features

  ZU39DR
Application Processing Unit Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 MPCore up to 1.33GHz
Real-Time Processing Unit Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5 MPCore up to 533MHz
Embedded and External Memory 256KB On-Chip Memory w/ECC; External DDR4; DDR3; DDR3L; LPDDR4; LPDDR3; External Quad-SPI; NAND; eMMC
High-Speed Connectivity 4 PS-GTR; PCIe Gen1/2; Serial ATA 3.1; DisplayPort 1.2a; USB 3.0; SGMII
General Connectivity 214 PS I/O; UART; CAN; USB 2.0; I2C; SPI; 32b GPIO; Real Time Clock; Watchdog Timers; Triple Timer Counters
Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen 3

Direct-RF Signal Chain Features

  ZU46DR ZU47DR ZU48DR ZU49DR
Max. RF input Frequency (GHz)  6
Decimation / Interpolation 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 16x, 20x, 24x, 40x
12-bit RF-ADC # of ADCs - - - -
Max Rate (GSPS) - - - -
14-bit  RF-ADC # of ADCs 8 4 8 8 16
Max Rate (GSPS) 2.5 5.0 5.0 5.0 2.5
14-bit  RF-DAC # of DACs 12 8 8 16
Max Rate (GSPS) 10.0 10.0 10.0 10.0
SD-FEC 8 0 8 0

Programmable Logic

  ZU46DR ZU47DR ZU48DR ZU49DR
System Logic Cells (K) 930 930 930 930
DSP Slices 4,272 4,272 4,272 4,272
Memory (Mb) 60.5 60.5 60.5 60.5
33G GTY Transceivers 16 16 16 16
PCIe Gen 3x16 - - - -
PCIe Gen3 x16 / Gen4 x8 / CCIX 2 2 2 2
100G Ethernet MAC/PCS with RS-FEC 2 2 2 2
Maximum I/O Pins 360 347 347 408

Processing System Features

  ZU46DR ZU47DR ZU48DR ZU49DR
Application Processing Unit Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 MPCore up to 1.33GHz
Real-Time Processing Unit Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5 MPCore up to 533MHz
Embedded and External Memory 256KB On-Chip Memory w/ECC; External DDR4; DDR3; DDR3L; LPDDR4; LPDDR3; External Quad-SPI; NAND; eMMC
High-Speed Connectivity 4 PS-GTR; PCIe Gen1/2; Serial ATA 3.1; DisplayPort 1.2a; USB 3.0; SGMII
General Connectivity 214 PS I/O; UART; CAN; USB 2.0; I2C; SPI; 32b GPIO; Real Time Clock; Watchdog Timers; Triple Timer Counters
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Tools & Example Designs

A variety of solutions are available for developers to easily evaluate and debug designs on Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoCs devices. These solutions consist of tools, IP, and reference designs that enable a wide range of capabilities from performance evaluation to system level debug while the user design is running in hardware.

These tools serve as a platform to effectively configure and monitor Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC features and accelerate product design cycles.

Name Description
RF Data Converter Evaluation Tool (ZCU111)

The evaluation tool consists of a reference design for the ZCU111 evaluation board and a custom GUI to configure the operation of the RF Data Converters and evaluate the performance of the RF-ADCs and RF-DACs.

RF Analyzer

The RF Analyzer tool provides an easy way to configure and debug RF Data Converters in RFSoC devices on any user board. This tool enables debug capabilities using a simple GUI, interacting seamlessly with the RF Data Converter IP example design implemented on the user board.

 

The RF Analyzer tool is only supported on the Windows environment.

RFSoC Frequency Planning Tool Interactive Excel spreadsheet that aids in frequency planning for Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC devices.

Training

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Designing with the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

This OnDemand course provides an overview of the hard block capabilities for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family with a special emphasis on the Data Converter and Soft-Decision FEC blocks.

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Classroom - Designing with the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

Provides an overview of the hard block capabilities for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family with a special emphasis on the Data Converter and Soft-Decision FEC blocks.


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