The VC707 is a high-performance, high-speed design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications.
Key Platform Benefits
Accelerates research by providing a feature-rich platform for implementing and validating embedded system architectures and algorithms
Addresses specific research needs through a hardware/software programmable system and application-specific daughter cards (e.g., analog interface module)
Enables a faster path to commercialization by sourcing commercial-grade components and through compliance with commercial standards and interfaces (e.g., PCI-express, Ethernet)
The VC707 is suitable for research in:
- Embedded system design and emulation, specially hardware and software IP design and proof of the concept such as video codec, imaging/signal processing, communication protocol, etc., which needs advanced memories, connectivity, digital signal, and embedded processing
- Hardware-In-Loop (HIL) co-simulation, from system-level to verify the hardware design on FPGA
- FPGA-based application acceleration in various research fields
- Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA (XC7VX485T) with
- 485k programmable logic cells
- 37Mb block RAM
- 2,800 DSP slices
- 56x 12.5Gb/s transceivers
- 1GB DDR3 SODIMM
- 128MB Linear BPI Flash for PCIe configuration
- Serial connectivity via PCIe Gen2x8, SFP+ and SMA, USB, UART, IIC
- Gigabit Ethernet
- HDMI output, LCD display, user buttons, and DIP switches, etc.
- FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) connectors for 3rd-party daughtercards, including analog and video I/O
How to Access
The VC707 platform has been delivered as a shared resource to a number of institutions participating in the Embedded Systems Canada (emSYSCAN) national project. For information on where these and other development systems are located (and who to contact to gain access), visit the Development Systems Community national catalog.