AR# 69835


Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA VCU118 Evaluation Kit - Interface Test Designs


I am attempting to exercise the interfaces on the Virtex UltraScale+ VCU118 Evaluation Kit.

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


Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA VCU118 Evaluation Kit Documentation and Example Designs referenced below can be found on the VCU118 Support page.

FeatureTest DesignNotes
-- Configuration Interfaces --
Configuration Mode SwitchesVCU118 User Guide (UG1224)Table has the valid settings.
Assuming configuration source is correctly programmed, this can test the mode pins.
Configuration USB JTAG portVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
Configuration BPI FlashVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
-- Board Feature Interfaces --
Board DDR4 DIMMVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)Also tested with the VCU118 MIG Example Design (XTP442)
Board PCIe Edge ConnectorVCU118 PCIe Example Design (XTP444)
Board SFP ConnectorVCU118 GT IBERT Example Design (XTP440)Requires additional hardware (see XTP449)
Board Oscillator ( MHz, Differential)VCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)The default BIT examples use the socket clock
Boards RJxx - EthernetVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
Board USB Serial UARTVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
Board I2C InterfaceVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
Board FMC-HPC ConnectorXM105 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)VCU118 GT IBERT Example Design (XTP440)This is the IBERT Example Design and could be modified to use SMA RefCLK
Transceiver SMA Connectors (Differential)VCU118 GT IBERT Example Design (XTP440)
-- User Specified Interfaces --
User SMA CLK Connectors (Differential)none availableThese are completely user-driven I/O.
A good test would be loop back or monitoring differential I/O on a scope
User LEDsVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
User DIP SwitchesVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
User PushbuttonsVCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)
User LCD Display VCU118 Board Interface Test (XTP439)

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AR# 69835
Date 10/02/2017
Status Active
Type General Article
Boards & Kits
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