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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 can be implemented in Xilinx 7 Series XT, and UltraScale devices.

This answer record provides drivers and software that can be run on a PCI Express root port host PC to interact with the DMA endpoint IP via PCI Express.

The drivers and software provided with this answer record are designed for Linux operating systems and can be used for lab testing or as a reference for driver and software development. 

Through the use of the PCIe DMA IP and the associated drivers and software, you will be able to generate high throughput PCIe memory transactions between a host PC and a Xilinx FPGA.


Please download the "Xilinx PCI Express DMA Drivers and Software Guide" PDF and the associated design files at the end of this answer record.

The file names are:

  • Xilinx_Answer_65444_v2016_1.pdf
  • Xilinx_Answer_65444_Files_v2016_1_AR67111_Patch.zip [Note: Install patch provided in (Xilinx Answer 67111)]
  • Xilinx_Answer_65444_v2016_4.pdf ( for Vivado 2016.4)
  • Xilinx_Answer_65444_Files_v2016_4.zip ( for Vivado 2016.4)
  • Xilinx_Answer_65444_2017_1_Windows.pdf (for Vivado 2017.1)
  • Xilinx_Answer_65444_Windows_Files_v2017_1.zip

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


Associated Attachments

AR# 65444
Date 04/21/2017
Status Active
Type General Article
  • DMA for PCI Express (PCIe) Subsystem