Multiple Interface Module


Based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, the Mercury XU5 SoC module features 6 ARM cores, a Mali 400MP2 GPU, up to 10 GByte of extremely fast DDR4 SDRAM, numerous standard interfaces, 178 user I/Os, and up to 256,000 LUT4 equivalents. Thanks to two independent storage channels – one on the PS and one on the PL – it achieves memory bandwidths of up to 24 GByte/sec.


The module features more direct interfaces to the FPGA fabric, in addition to a Gigabit Ethernet connection as well as up to 2 GByte DDR4 SDRAM. The module, with dimensions of just 56 × 54 mm, has up to 8 GByte DDR4 ECC SDRAM connected directly to the processing system, 16 GByte eMMC flash memory as well as various standard interfaces, such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, a display port, SATA and SGMII. Both the processing system and the FPGA matrix boast four PCIe Gen2/3 connections.


It is manufactured in a 16 nm FinFET+ process and comes equipped with 6 ARM cores – four 64-bit ARM CortexTM- A53 with a clock rate of up to 1333 MHz as well as a 600 MHz fast 32-bit ARM dual-core CortexTM-R5. The processors are supported by a MaliTM 400MP2 GPU and a H.264/H.265 video codec (EV variants).


Enclustra offers broad design-in support for their products. With the Mercury PE1-200 baseboard, the Mercury XU5 is a powerful development and prototyping platform.


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


Enclustra also offers a comprehensive ecosystem for the XU5, offering all the hardware, software and support materials required. Detailed documentation and reference designs make it easy to get started, in addition to the user manual, user schema, a 3D-model (STEP), PCB footprint (Altium, OrCAD, PADS, EAGLE) and differential I/O length tables.


The Enclustra Build Environment can be used to compile the Enclustra SoC modules with an integrated ARM processor very smoothly. The module and base board are selected by a graphical interface. Afterwards, the Enclustra Build Environment downloads the appropriate Bitstream, First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) and the required source code. Finally, U-Boot, Linux and the root file system, which is based on BusyBox, are compiled.


Thanks to the family concept with compatible connectors, different types of modules can be used on the same base board. If, for example, an ARM processor is not required, the Mercury KX1 FPGA module can be used on the same base board instead.


  • Large, high-bandwidth memory, with up to 8 GByte of DDR4 ECC SDRAM (PS) and up to 2 GByte
  • High-bandwidth data transfer; PCIe Gen3 x4, PCIe Gen2 x4 interfaces, and USB 3.0
  • Lowest power consumption due to the high-efficiency DC/DC converters
  • Support for Linux embedded operating system
  • ARM quad-core Cortex-A53 (64 bit, up to 1333 MHz)
  • ARM dual-core Cortex-R5 (32 bit, up to 600 MHz)
  • Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • H.264 / H.265 Video Codec (only for EV variants)
  • 16nm FinFET+ FPGA fabric
  • Up to 8 GB DDR4 ECC SDRAM (PS)
  • Up to 2 GB DDR4 SDRAM (PL)
  • 64 MB QSPI flash
  • 16 GB eMMC flash
  • PCIe Gen3 ×4 and PCIe Gen2 ×4
  • Up to 8 × 6/12.5 Gbit/sec MGT
  • 2 × Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 × USB 3.0
  • 2 × USB 2.0 (host & host/device)
  • Up to 256,000 LUT4-eq
  • 178 user I/Os
  • ZU2EG/ZU3EG:
  • 14 ARM peripherals
  • 144 FPGA I/Os
  • 20 MGT signals (clock and data)
  • ZU4EV/ZU5EV:
  • 14 ARM peripherals
  • 124 FPGA I/Os
  • 40 MGT signals (clock and data)
  • 5 to 15 V single supply
  • Small form factor (56 × 54 mm)

of DDR4 RAM (PL)

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