The GigaExpress is the world’s smallest Zynq® FMC carrier. This rugged, low power, and small form-factor Single Board Computer (SBC) features AMD Xilinx’s Zynq® SoC and DDR3L RAM for both the processing system (PS) and the programmable logic (PL).

The board is a VITA 57 compliant FMC carrier, supporting up to 10W mezzanine modules. The Gigabit Ethernet and PCI Express interfaces add flexibility and simplify installation in different platforms.

The rugged design, extended operating temperature range (-40ºC to 85ºC), and accurate clock oscillators make the board suitable for final integrations in avionics, ground stations, rack-mount units, and custom housings.

GigaExpress SBC - Rugged Zynq FMC Carrier Board - Architectural Design Diagram

Environment & Thermal Management

The GigaExpress is designed for operating in harsh environmental conditions. It includes vibration robustness components, and a RJ45 connector compliant with IP68 applications per IEC 60529 specification.

The heatsink attached to the Zynq® has a thermal resistance of 18ºC/W at natural convention and 6ºC/W at 250 LFM of ducted airflow. It uses PEMS and compression springs to ensure shock and vibration robustness.

GigaExpress SBC - Rugged Zynq FMC Carrier - Thermal Performance

GigaExpress SBC

Type VITA 57 FMC carrier
Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC XC7Z012S-2CLG485I
Memory 512 Mbit QSPI Flash Memory, 52MB/s
1GB DDR3L (x32) SDRAM, 533MHz, 4GB/s (PS)
512MB DDR3L (x16) SDRAM, 333MHz, 1.33GB/s (PL)
Reference Clocks 33.33MHz Reference Clock Oscillator, ±10ppm (PS)
100MHz Reference TCXO, ±5ppm (PL)
FMC Interface Adjustable VADJ replacing a resistor (1.8V default)
Ethernet Interface Ethernet 1000BASE-T, Rugged IP-68 RJ45 connector
PCI Express Interface Gen1 X1 (7015-1L) / Gen2 X1 (7012S-2, 7015-2, 7030-2L)
Board edge connector
JTAG Interface Molex 14-pin Milli-Grid™ (Vertical or Right Angle)
Power supply interface Molex 6-pin Vertical Mini-Fit® Jr.
DC Supply Voltage +5V to +14V
Power Consumption 2.5W to 10W
Operating Temperature -40ºC to +85ºC
Board Dimensions 138.1mm x 82.4mm
RoHS Yes
Export Classification EAR99, NLR

Outline Drawing

GigaExpress SBC - Rugged Zynq FMC Carrier - Outline Drawing

Part Numbering

GigaExpress SBC - Rugged Zynq FMC Carrier - Ordering Information
Key Features
  •  Rugged FMC Carrier
  •  Zynq® 7012S/7015/7030
  •  Dual PS/PL DDR3 RAM
  •  Extended Temperature
  •  Small Form Factor
  •  Embedded Computing
  •  Wideband Communications
  •  Image/Video Processing
  •  Software Acceleration
  •  Signal Processing
  •  VITA 57 Carrier Board
  •  On-board Equipment