The device features 20 multi-gigabit transceivers with data rates of up to 15 Gbit/s each and memory bandwidth of up to 29,8 Gbyte/s. The Mercury+ XU8 SoC module is based around Xilinx’ Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and combines 6 ARM cores, a Mali-400MP2 GPU (EV variant), up to 12 GByte DDR4 SDRAM, standard interfaces, 236 user I/Os and up to 504,000 LUT4 equivalents.
The module has been optimised for applications that need to process large amounts of data quickly. It offers two independent memory channels – one on the PS (up to 8 GByte DDR4 ECC SDRAM) and one on the PL (up to 4 GByte) giving an overall memory bandwidth of up to 29.8 GByte/sec.
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 GByte eMMC and a 64 MByte 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).