Linux BSP at the touch of a button
Using the Enclustra Build Environment (EBE), Linux can be compiled and the Board Support Package (BSP) created in no time at all for every Enclustra SoC module with an integrated ARM® processor – for both Intel® and Xilinx-based modules.
All you need to do is select the module and base board via a graphical user interface, and then the Enclustra Build Environment downloads the appropriate bitstream, First Stage Boot Loader (FSBL) and the requisite source codes. Once this has been done, U-Boot, Linux and the root file system based on BusyBox are compiled and ready to go. The EBE now also supports the latest Enclustra SoC modules – i.e. the Mercury+ AA1, Mercury+ XU1, Mars MA3 and Mars XU3 modules.
Mercury XU5 – more interfaces for the PL
Enclustra’s latest SoC module based on Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale™+ is in development. The Mercury XU5 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 also has up to 8 GByte DDR4 ECC SDRAM connected directly to the processing system and a Gigabit Ethernet interface. Both the processing system and the FPGA matrix boast an up to four lanes PCIe® Gen2/3 connection.
In addition to six ARM cores, the 56 × 54 mm module features a Mali™400MP2 GPU, an H.264/H.265 video codec (for EV variants), 16 GByte eMMC flash memory, USB 3.0 and 178 User I/Os.
FPGA Kongress 2018
FPGA technologies have made a huge evolutionary leap, now, requiring new approaches and solutions from both hardware and software developers. The FPGA Congress 2018, which will take place from the 12.-14. of June 2018 in Munich, focuses on user-friendly solutions that can quickly be integrated into your own development processes.
Enclustra will exhibit the latest products like the Xilinx UltraScale+ MPSoC based Mercury XU5 and give an interesting lecture about the challenges when linking a FPGA to a high level language and how they can be solved. The speech called «Das universelle PCIe, USB und Ethernet Kommunikationspaket für FPGAs» is taking place at 11:15 on day 2. We are looking forward to meet you in Munich.
An easy way to sweeten your day
In order to be able to adapt our modules even more precisely to your requirements, we've rustled up a survey. Aptly titled "Your ideal module survey", with your valuable input you can help shape the development of the next generation of modules. As a thank you for your participation, you'll receive some delicious Swiss chocolate – click through to bag your bar.
Is your module configuration tool up to date?
The Module Configuration Tool (MCT) is a free application which allows the user to configure our modules and base boards via USB – without any additional hardware. It’s the swiss army knife for all Enclustra FPGA and SoC modules. Using the on-board USB connectors on the Enclustra base boards, users can program the module's FPGA and SPI flash, read the module EEPROM, and configure peripheral devices.
The latest release 2.3 brings several bugfixes, a new installer and support for our latest product family, the Cosmos XZQ10 system boards. The current version is always available to download on the Module Configuration Tool page.
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