AR# 67513

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7 Series, UltraScale and UltraScale+ and newer products - How can I get device info based on 2D Barcode or Device DNA?

Description

In 2016, Xilinx added a 2D barcode to the topside marking for all Xilinx 7 Series, Zynq-7000 (28nm) and newer products (20nm, 16nm, 7nm), for commercial / industrial "XC", Automotive "XA", and Defense-grade "XQ" component devices.

The addition of this 2D barcode allows for improved device-level traceability.

How can I get device info based on the 2D Barcode?

How can I retrieve device information using the Device DNA?

Solution

Xilinx introduced four key changes to the top marking of certain device families.

  • A 2D barcode added to all Xilinx 7 Series, Zynq-7000, Zynq UltraScale+, UltraScale, and UltraScale+ commercial / industrial "XC", Automotive "XA", and Defense-grade "XQ" devices.
  • Line 4 marking will be removed for all Xilinx 7 Series, Zynq-7000, Zynq UltraScale+, UltraScale, and UltraScale+ commercial / industrial "XC" and Automotive "XA" devices.
  • UltraScale+ products will no longer have a date code and lot number included in the top mark at production.
  • The bag and box labels changed to include an example representation of a 2D barcode. Use the LPN number to look up device identification if needed before opening the bag.

Lot combination rules will be updated to take advantage of the new device-level traceability.

These changes were notified via XCN16014 Top Marking Change for 7 Series, UltraScale, and UltraScale+ Products.

This Product Change Notice also includes a link to XTP424 FAQ: Top Marking Change for 7 Series, UltraScale and UltraScale+ Products.

Xilinx provides a web-based and mobile application for in-field verification.

The web-based tool is available here: https://2dbarcode.xilinx.com/scan

Users must have a valid Xilinx login to access this tool.

There are multiple methods to retrieve device info using this web tool:

  • Using the device code and/or lot code (where applicable);
  • Input the device DNA code via JTAG interface (for example, using Vivado HW Manager), see the note below
  • Upload the image of the top marking 2D Barcode (take a clear shot, try to avoid any blur or glare) OR the 2D code (acquired via Xilinx GO app or industry standard barcode readers)
  • Use the LPN (License Plate Number) code typically available on shipping labels and docs



Users can also download the Xilinx GO mobile application by following this link on our website: https://www.xilinx.com/about/xilinx-go.html

  • From the app menu, select "Device Lookup"
  • Use a valid Xilinx login to access 
  • Scan the device 2D Barcode with a smartphone camera
  • Device details will be listed on the phone screen

Below is an example of the expected Xilinx Go app outcome:


For any further information, users can contact their local Sales representative or Quality teams, file a Service Request for Tech Support (See (Xilinx Answer 64454)) or use 2dbarcodehelp@xilinx.com for further details.

Please note that DNA information is only available for UltraScale+ (16nm) and newer families starting from the date code 1837.

AR# 67513
Date 05/15/2021
Status Active
Type General Article
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