SoC Module Integrates 20 Multi-Gbit Transceivers

Enclustra's Mercury+ XU8 SoC module offers 20 multi-gigabit transceivers with data rates of up to 15 Gbit/s each and memory bandwidth up to 29.8 GB/s. Based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, the Mercury+ XU8 combines 6 ARM cores, a Mali-400MP2 GPU (EV variant), up to 12 GB of DDR4 SDRAM, numerous standard interfaces, 236 user I/Os and up to 504,000 LUT4 equivalents.


The Mercury+ XU8 MPSoC 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 GB of DDR4 ECC SDRAM) and one on the PL (up to 4 GB) - the module achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 29.8 GB/s. 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.

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In addition to the usual standard interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, Display Port, SATA and SGMII, the 74 × 54 mm small module has a 16 GB eMMC and a 64 MB 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 a H.264/H.265 video codec (EV variants).


The module is available in both commercial and industrial temperature ranges, needs just a single 5V to 15V supply for operation and has a planned availability of 10 years. For more details, visit Enclustra.

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