AR# 65444


Xilinx PCI Express DMA Drivers and Software Guide


The Xilinx PCI Express DMA IP provides high-performance direct memory access (DMA) via PCI Express. 

The PCIe DMA supports UltraScale+, UltraScale, Virtex-7 XT and 7 Series Gen2 devices; the provided driver can be used for all of these devices.

This answer record provides the following:

  • Xilinx GitHub link to Linux drivers and software
  • Windows binary driver files and the associated document.
    • The provided pdf document is for an older version of the driver files. However, the application section still applies to the latest driver files attached with this answer record. The document will be updated in a future release.

The drivers can be run on a PCI Express root port host PC to interact with the DMA endpoint IP via PCI Express.

The provided drivers and software can be used for lab testing or as a reference for driver and software development. 



Please download Linux Driver files from the link below:


1) The windows driver source files are available for the driver binary files provided with this answer record. 

Please request the source code access in the link below: 

2) The provided drivers only support X86-based platforms. 


For Queue DMA subsystem for PCI Express (PCIe) Drivers, see (Xilinx Answer 70928)

Revision History:

10/06/2015Initial Release
05/14/2016Updated for Vivado 2016.1
05/31/2016Updated for AR67111 and 2016.2
01/25/2017Updated for Vivado 2016.4
04/20/2017Updated for Vivado 2017.1
06/08/2017Added Xilinx_Answer_65444_Linux_2017_1.pdf  and
07/28/2017Updated with unified Linux files
09/28/2017Updated Linux and Windows documents
01/22/2018Updated Windows drivers
05/10/2018Updated note mentioning driver support for X86 based platform only
08/08/2019Updated with GitHub link to download Linux Driver files
12/05/2020Windows Driver Update



Associated Attachments

AR# 65444
Date 12/07/2020
Status Active
Type General Article
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