Quad VU440 Prodigy™ Logic Module

The Quad VU440 Prodigy Logic Module is the 6th generation SoC/ASIC prototyping system based on Xilinx’s Virtex UltraScale XCVU440 FPGA. The system has 1,888 general purpose I/Os and 112 GTH transceivers on 20 high-speed connectors, and users have access to S2C’s 80+ daughter cards to quickly build prototype targets. In addition, users can perform an array of runtime features remotely through both Ethernet and USB. Up to 8 Quad VU Logic Modules can be configured in a Cloud Cube™ to support a large-scale SoC/ASIC and to be shared among multiple users.


I/O Architecture

Large Capacity & Scalable

  • 22.16M System Logic Cells and 354.4 Mb of internal memory
  • Four on-board DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets can hold at least 72-bit 8GB DDR4 memory in each socket
  • Multiple Logic Modules can be conveniently connected together to expand capacity through interconnection modules or cables
  • Up to 8 Quad VU Prodigy Logic Modules can be configured in a Prodigy Cloud Cube


High Reliability

  • Screw-lock design to I/O connectors
  • Self-Tests – Isolate design issues from board issues conveniently with a software GUI
  • Monitoring of on-board voltage, current and temperature with a software GUI
  • Automatic shut-down upon detection of over-current, over-voltage or over-temperature


Advanced Clock Management

Standalone Mode

  • 6 global clocks to be selected from
    - 6 programmable clock sources (0.2-700MHz)
    - 6 internally generated clocks from any of the four FPGAs
    - 5 pairs of external clocks through MMCX connectors
    - 1 OSC socket
  • 3 design clock outputs
    - through 3 pairs of MMCX connectors

Cloud Cube Mode

  • 6 global clocks to be selected from
    - 6 local programmable clock sources (0.2-700MHz)
    - 6 Cloud Cube global clock resources
  • 3 feedback clocks
    - Internally generated clocks can be output to Cloud Cube global clock sources


High Performance

  • Up to 100W of power for each FPGA
  • Equal trace length for I/Os from same I/O connector
  • On-board support of high-speed DDR4 memory


Flexible & Powerful I/Os

  • 1,728 general purpose I/O pins and 48 GTH transceivers on 8 Prodigy Connectors
  • Prodigy Connector I/O voltage on can be adjusted to 1.2V, 1.35V, 1.5V or 1.8V through runtime software in GUI with 4 status LEDs on-board to indicate I/O voltage
  • 64 GTH transceivers and 160 general purpose I/O pins for control signals on 8 GT connectors
  • Separate JTAG for each FPGA allows up to 4 simultaneous users


LVDS Pin-Multiplexing Interconnection Support

  • 232 physical interconnections and 8 gigabit transceivers to the horizontally and vertically adjacent FPGA optimized for pin-multiplexing using LVDs
  • 192 physical interconnections to the diagonal FPGA optimized for pin-multiplexing using LVDs
  • Support for 10000+ design interconnections between each two FPGAs
  • Optional Prodigy Player Pro Compile Software for automatic design partitioning and LVDS pin-multiplexing insertion


Ease-of-Use

  • Auto detection of daughter cards or cables
  • On-board battery charging circuit makes FPGA bin file encryption easy
  • Compatible with S2C’s off-the-shelf pre-tested daughter boards
  • Multiple FPGA configuration options through Ethernet port, USB port, JTAG and micro SD card
  • Virtual SWs & LEDs for simple tasks such as changing a setting or indicating a condition remotely
  • Optional S2C design implementation software
  • Optional S2C Prodigy Debug Module for multi-FPGA deep-trace debug through gigabit transceivers
  • Optional ProtoBridge™ AXI software to co-model with software/simulation models in transaction-level
UltraScale Prodigy Logic Module Configuration Table
Virtex UltraScale
Kintex UltraScale
Quad VU
Dual VU
Single VU
PCIe VU
Quad KU
Single KU
  System Logic Cells (K)
22,164
11,082
5,541
5,541
5,804
1,451
  FPGA Internal Memory
354.4Mb
177.2Mb
88.6Mb
88.6Mb
303.6Mb
75.9Mb
  FPGA DSP slice
11,520
5,760
2,880
2,880
22,080
5,520
  External User I/Os
1,728
1,232
1,176
432
1,152
656
  SerDes Transceivers
112GTH
64GTH
44GTH
12GTH
64GTH
48GTH
  Inter-FPGA Nets
232*4+192*2
518+12GTH
-
-
144*4+120*2
-
  PCIe Gen3 Support
  DDR4 SO-DIMM
4
1
1
2
-
-
  DDR3 SO-DIMM
-
1
-
-
-
-
  Prodigy Connector *
12
8
8
3
8
4
  GT Connector
8
4
2
0
4
4
  DM Connector
4
2
1
0
4
1
  Cloud Cube Support

* Note: Each Prodigy Connector can support up to 8GB of 64-bit DDR4/DDR3 memories