AR# 63799


Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit - Interface Test Designs


I am attempting to exercise the interfaces on the Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit.

What tests can be run to ensure that the interfaces are working correctly?


Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit Documentation and Example Designs referenced below can be found on the KCU105 Support page.


Feature Test Design Notes
-- Configuration Interfaces --
Configuration Mode Switches KCU105 User Guide UG917 Table has the valid settings.
Assuming configuration source is correctly programmed, this can test the mode pins.
Configuration USB JTAG port KCU105 BIT (XTP345) KCU105 Hardware Setup
Configuration BPI Flash KCU105 BIT (XTP345) KCU105 Hardware Setup
-- Board Feature Interfaces --
Board DDR3 SODIMM KCU105 BIT (XTP345) Also tested with the KCU105 MIG Example Design
Board PCIe Edge Connector KCU105 PCIe Example Design (XTP350)
Board SFP Connector KCU105 GTH IBERT Example Design (XTP346) Requires additional hardware (see XTP346)
Board Oscillator ( MHz, Differential) KCU105 BIT (XTP345) The default BIT examples use the socket clock
Boards RJxx - Ethernet KCU105 BIT (XTP345)
Board USB Serial UART KCU105 BIT (XTP345)
Board I2C Interface KCU105 BIT (XTP345)
Board FMC-HPC Connector XM105 User Guide (UG537) Page 29. This is the User Guide for the XM105 Mezzanine Debug Card.
This card has DS5, DS6, and DS7, which indicate good power to the board.
Debug strategies will vary depending on the specific mezzanine card being used.
-- Transceiver Interfaces --
Transceiver RefCLK (differential) KCU105 GTH IBERT Example Design (XTP346) This is the IBERT Example Design and could be modified to use SMA RefCLK
Transceiver SMA Connectors (Differential) KCU105 GTH IBERT Example Design (XTP346)
-- User Specified Interfaces --
User SMA CLK Connectors (Differential) none available These are completely user-driven I/O.
A good test would be loop back or monitoring differential I/O on a scope
User LEDs KCU105 BIT (XTP345)
User DIP Switches KCU105 BIT (XTP345)
User Pushbuttons KCU105 BIT (XTP345)
User LCD Display KCU105 BIT (XTP345)

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AR# 63799
Date 09/23/2015
Status Active
Type General Article
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