Solar Express 120 (SE120), Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ based MPSoC PCIe card with FMC site

SE120 is based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ family. Depending on the choice of Zynq device populated on the board (XCZU7EV / XCZU7EG/ XCZU11EG / XCZU7CG in  C1156 package) it can be used for High-Performance Computing (HPC), digital communication, or image processing and AR/VR applications. Multiple SE120s can be used to build an HPC platform. Summary of devices and available resources:





  • Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC  (XCZU7EV-2FFVC1156E / XCZU7EG/ XCZU11EG / XCZU7CG )
  • 4GB of DDR4 to PL
  • Flash memory for user application bitstream
  • 8GB of eMMC card for running OS and embedded applications (attached to PS part).
  • USB JTAG through USB2.0 connector
  • SFP+ attached to PL
  • System monitoring
  • x8 lanes PCIe Gen4
  • Build option to use SE120 as PCIe host
  • cooling fan for attached FMC.
  • 1 FMC expansion site with 10 GTH  at 16.3Gb/s transceivers and 80 LVDS IO pairs
  • Samtec LSHM connector with GTH and 24 HD IOs
  • Video Codec H.265/H.264 with XCZU7EV
  • GTH,GTY, 100EMAC, and  Interlaken, when fitted with XCZU11EG
  • for the ARM processors within the Zynq following interfaces are available:
    • Display port v1.2 with one data lane, only transmit supported
    • 2x USB UART
    • 1x CAN
    • Up to 32 GB of SDRAM via DDR4 SODIMM to PS
    • 2 xUSB 3.0
    • 2 x USB2
    • 1 x SATA
    • 1 x RJ45


  • Artificial Reality / Virtual Reality ( AR/VR)
  • Digital Communications
  • Network Acceleration
  • Data Centers
  • High-performance optical networking
  • High-end Image Processing
  • ASIC/SOC prototyping and development
  • Machine Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Intelligence and security,
  • High-performance computing
  • High Frequency/Speed stock trading
  • Defense

Additionally, depending on the device fitted (CG, EG, or EV) to the SE120, a different set of applications can be better suited for the board as shown below. Different form factors of this design, based on PXIe and PCIe104, are also available which can be preferable for an application.

•  Sensor Processing & Fusion •  Motor Control •  Low-cost Ultrasound •  Traffic Engineering •  Flight Navigation •  Missile & Munitions •  Military Construction •  Secure Solutions •  Networking •  Cloud Computing Security •  Data Center •  Machine Vision •  Medical Endoscopy •  Situational Awareness •  Surveillance/Reconnaissance •  Smart Vision •  Image Manipulation •  Graphic Overlay •  Human Machine Interface •  Automotive ADAS •  Video Processing •  Interactive Display


  Click here for a 3D Model of SE120  

Component side Solder side Component side locations Solder side locations Location of interfaces

Block Diagram


Board files and BSP for Vivado is supplied. A driver package for Linux and Windows 10, based on the solution available from Xilinx is provided.


x  = 7 or 11 in the case of EG only

yy = CG, or EV or EG

Z = speed grade which by default is -2 but -1 can be selected.

t = temperature grade. Default is -E which is extended but -C (commercial) or -I (industrial) can be selected