Mercury+ XU8 High Bandwidth MPSoC Module

Jan. 11, 2019

Mercury+ XU8 SoC module offers 20 multi-gigabit transceivers with data rates of up to 15 Gbit/sec each and memory bandwidth up to 29,8 Gbyte/sec. Based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, the Mercury+ XU8 combines 6 ARM cores, a Mali-400MP2 GPU (EV variant), up to 12 GByte DDR4 SDRAM, numerous standard interfaces, 236 user I/Os and up to 504,000 LUT4 equivalents.


The module is optimized for applications that need to process large amounts of data in the shortest possible time. With two independent memory channels - one on the PS (up to 8 GByte DDR4 ECC SDRAM) and one on the PL (up to 4 GByte) - the module achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 29.8 GByte/sec. To transport the data to be processed into and out of the module as quickly as possible, 20 multi-gigabit transceivers with a data transmission rate of up to 15 Gbit/sec each are available.


In addition to the usual standard interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, Display Port, SATA, and SGMII, the small module has a 16 GByte eMMC and a 64 MByte QSPI Flash. Both the processing system and the FPGA matrix have PCIe connections.


The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET+ process and has 6 ARM cores: four 64 bit ARM Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of up to 1333 MHz and a 600 MHz fast 32 bit ARM dual-core Cortex-R5. The processors are supported by a Mali-400MP2 GPU and an H.264/H.265 video codec (EV variants).


Further expansion options are provided by the LPC/HPC FMC connectors on the PE1 base board, compatible with a huge range of plug-in cards from various manufacturers - ADCs, DACs, motor control cards, and RF links are just a small selection of possibilities.

  • Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC
    • ARM quad-core Cortex-A53 (CG models: dual-core)
    • ARM dual-core Cortex-R5
    • Mali-400MP2 GPU (only for EV models)
    • H.264 / H.265 Video Codec (only for EV models)
    • 16nm FinFET+ FPGA fabric
  • Up to 8 GB DDR4 ECC SDRAM (PS)
  • Up to 4 GB DDR4 SDRAM (PL)
  • 64 MB QSPI flash
  • 16 GB eMMC flash
  • PCIe Gen3 x16 and PCIe Gen2 x4
  • 20 x 6/12.5/15 Gbit/sec MGT
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0 (host & host/device)
  • Up to 504,000 LUT4-eq
  • 236 user I/Os
    • 14 ARM peripherals
    • 122 FPGA I/Os
    • 100 MGT signals (clock and data)
  • 5 to 15V single supply