PanaTeQ’s VPX3-ZU1 is a 3U OpenVPX module based on the Zynq UltraScale+ MultiProcessor SoC device from Xilinx. The Zynq UltraScale+ integrates a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 based Application Processing Unit (APU), a Dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 based Real-Time Processing Unit (RPU), a ARM MALI-400 based Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) and an UltraScale+ Programmable Logic (PL) in a single device. It also includes on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a rich set of peripheral connectivity interfaces.
The board can be ordered with different versions of the Zynq UltraScale+ family of devices, coupled to 2 or 4GB 64-bit DDR4-2400 Processing Memory with 8-bit ECC. 512MB or 1GB 16-bit of DDR4-2400 is also available as the Programmable Logic Memory, allowing data streaming applications such as video CODEC and signal processing. 64GB of soldered eMMC managed NAND Flash is available for local data storage.
For frond-end I/O interfaces, an on-board FMC site compliant to the Vita 57.1 HPC standard with 90 SE IO (45 Diff Pairs) and 10 MGT, allowing a wide range of applications such as Software Defined Radio, Video Camera Processing, advanced Multi-Axes Motors controller, Multi-Gig Ethernet Communications, LIDAR/RADAR/SONAR.
The board can act as a Single Board Computer in the VPX system thanks to its on-board PCIe Gen2 Switch. When the VPX3-ZU1 is System Controller, it can manage up to eight 3U OpenVPX slots with a PCIe x1 Gen2 link per slot. There is no need to add any SBC in the VPX System, improving Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C).
A large number of the Zynq Ultrascale+ PS peripherals are available on the VPX backplane: 2x ETH 1000Base-T, 2x USB 3.0/2.0, 2x USB 2.0, 1x SATA 3.1, 2x CAN-2.0B, 2x RS-232/422/485, 4x MGT, 20x GPIO, Video Out Display Port 1.2.
The air cooled PanaTeQ System Development Kit VPX3-ZU1-PSDK is available for the developers and includes a lab chassis with 3-slots OpenVPX CEN03-15-2-9 backplane, the VPX3-ZU1-B1-AC and RTM-ZU1-A1 boards, a PentaLinux BSP, the PanaTeQ FPGA Design Kit (PAN-FDK) and cables.