Topic: FMC204: How do I use my FMC204 on Xilinx's AC701 Evaluation Board?  (Read 1907 times)

roengrut June 01, 2014, 11:15 PM

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Dear 4DSP,

I currently own the 4DSP’s FMC204 board that I recently bought. I have a question concerning the use of this 204 board on AC701 Evaluation Board of Xilinx's. Your product website tells that the 204 is electrically compatible with the AC701 but there are some limitations. Could you please let me know or explain what the limitations are ? If I really need to use my 204 on AC701, what changes or modifications of the firmware do I need to do in order to be able to use them together ? Currently, I own AC701 but also own ML605. I already tried your Board Support Package (BSP) of 204 with my ML605, and it works just fine. I also own your FMC168 (the 8-channel ADC). I may need to use my 204 on AC701 because I may need to run my 168 on the HPC connector of ML605.

Your reply to my questions will be absolutely appreciated. Thank you very much and look forward to receiving your suggestions soon.

arnaudNL June 02, 2014, 07:43 AM (#1)

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Dear Sir,


We do not have a reference design for FMC204 on AC701. 4DSP might be able to provide you with one of these design but you should contact 4DSP sales and discuss that with them.


As far as the limitations are concerned:


1) 2 out of 4 DAC channels are not available.
2) Front I/O not available.


I hope that helps!


Best Regards,
Arnaud

roengrut June 09, 2014, 12:21 AM (#2)

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Dear Arnaud,

Thanks so much for your reply. That helps decide whether I really want to use my AC701 for mounting my FMC204 or not. That really limits the capability of the 204.

Best Regards,

Roengrut

arnaudNL June 10, 2014, 05:12 AM (#3)

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Dear Roengrut,


Its about the HPC connector, there is a standard and some carrier board have small FPGA and therefor cannot connect the full HPC connector. There is the same problem on KC705 where a FMC700 is required to have enough connections emulating a full blown HPC connector.


VC707/ML605 are better in this respect.


Best Regards,
Arnaud

arnaudNL June 10, 2014, 05:12 AM (#4)

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