Mars form factor SoC module is based on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Mars form factor SoC module is based on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

By eeNews Europe

The Mars XU3 SoC module is intended to provide a quick and easy introduction to Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC technology. It is available in the compact SO-DIMM form factor and is optimised for applications that require a high level of processing power in a small space.

The Mars XU3 series offers up to 154,000 systems logic cells, 108 user I/Os, up to 6 ARM processors, a Mali 400MP2 GPU (only EG variants), up to 4 GByte of ultra-fast DDR4 SDRAM, 64 MByte QSPI flash memory, 16 GByte eMMC flash memory as well as Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0/3.0 ports, in a module measuring only 67.6 × 30 mm. A heat sink developed for the Mars XU3 is available for optimum heat dissipation. It is under 7 mm tall, and a mounting slot in the centre of the heat sink makes it easy to attach fans of different sizes. The Mars XU3 SoC module has a planned availability of 10 years.

Enclustra will also offer all of the hardware, software and support materials required to form a comprehensive ecosystem for the Mars XU3. 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.

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