PCIe104Z with Xilinx Zynq US+ MPSOC

Introducing PCIe104Z: Unleash the Power of Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Enhanced Connectivity and Performance

PCIe104Z is an advanced hardware solution that harnesses the capabilities of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family. Built-in the PCIe104 form factor, this board adheres to the latest specifications, ensuring compatibility and seamless integration into your system. With its superior performance and multiple PCIe interfaces, PCIe104Z empowers developers to create high-performance computing, digital communication, image processing, and AR/VR applications.

Flexible PCIe Interfaces for Versatile Configurations

PCIe104Z offers four Gen 2.0, x1 lane PCIe interfaces through a switch, allowing the connection of up to four PCIe104 cards to the ARM on the Zynq, which acts as the host. Additionally, the board features two Gen 4.0, x4 lane PCIe interfaces connected to the PL parts, enabling them to function as both hosts and endpoints. This flexibility provides developers with a range of possibilities for configuring their systems and expanding their capabilities.

Explore the Powerful Features

PCIe104Z offers an array of additional interfaces, which can be explored in detail under the Features tab. With these enhanced features, you can tailor your system to meet specific application requirements, ensuring optimal performance and functionality.

Customizable Solutions with FMC-based Modules

The PCIe104Z platform supports standard FMC-based modules for development purposes. For applications that require additional real estate for FMC auxiliary modules, developers have the option to create a PCIe104-sized card that can connect to the FMC connector on the main board. This solution effectively resolves heat and space issues, making PCIe104Z particularly suitable for high-end embedded applications with custom FMCs. Sundance DSP offers expertise in designing custom solutions to optimize space and front panel area, helping you achieve your unique requirements.


Summary of devices and available resources:



  • Can use extra-large FMC modules for custom applications
  • Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC in C1156 package (XCZU7EV-2FFVC1156E / XCZU7EG/ XCZU11EG / XCZU7CG)
  • Up to 4GB of DDR4 to PL
  • Flash memory for user application bitstream
  • Micro SD card for running OS and embedded applications (attached to PS part).
  • JTAG
  • System monitoring
  • Two x4 lane PCIe Gen4 to PL
  • FMC expansion site with 10 GTH  at 16.3Gb/s transceivers and 80 LVDS IO pairs
  • Video Codec Unit H.265/H.264 with XCZU7EV
  • GTH, GTY, 100EMAC, and  Interlaken, when fitted with XCZU11EG
  • for the ARM processors within the Zync following interfaces are available:
    • Display port
    • 2x USB 2.0 connected to PCIe104 connector
    • Up to 8 GB of SDRAM via DDR4 ICs
    • 1x USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) via cable. Both device and host mode are supported.
    • 1 x SATA
    • 1 x RJ45
    • USB UART


  • Defense
  • Medical Imaging
  • Machine Vision
  • Stereo vision
  • Artificial Reality /Augmented Reality
  • Control
  • Instrumentation and testing
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Data capture and logging

3D Diagrams of PCIe104Z

Main board

Main board +FMC


PCIe104Z block diagram




Solder side of PCIe104Z

  1. PCIe104ZU-7CG-2-E                   –   Dual A53 Core, Speed grade-2 & Extended Temp (MOQ)
  2. PCIe104Z-ZU7EG-2-E                 –  Quad A53 Core, Speed grade-2 & Extended Temp (MOQ)
  3. PCIe104Z-ZU7EV-2-E                  –  Quad A53 Core, Speed grade-2 & Extended Temp + H.265 CODEC
  4. PCIe104Z-ZU11EG-2-E                –  Quad A53 Core, Speed grade-2 & Extended Temp

All above can also be ordered in -I industrial grade which has a temp of -40 to 100deg C for the Zynq device.