I wanted to verify which dev boards are supported when using the FMCOMMS3-EBZ. I found the attached picture in the wiki, and seems to say that only those boards are supported.
Is this correct?
Yes-- easier with Zynq (ARM) -- also PS7 takes care of DDR, Ethernet and such (no extra IP => $).
Zed board FPGA is an Artix fabric (depends on your logic -- you may have timing/resource issues-- just something to keep in mind).
Moved this question on the FMCOMMS3 board to the FPGA Reference Design community.
The table contains the boards that are officially supported by the ADI reference designs and are known to be compatible to the AD-FMCOMMS2/3/4-EBZ.
Other carrier boards might be electrically compatible, but are not officially supported.
It is-- to some extent. Though the HDL is for all the boards, you will find differences in Zynq + non-Zynq carriers (some like AC701 are not supported or may be a work in progress). A better way to find out is by telling us what is it that you are planning to do and looking for?
The project is an industry sponsored student project for college seniors. We were planning to have the students write some HDL to do various tasks of moderate complexity. One of the tasks is digitally implementing a band pass filter.
We have the KC705 and VC7215 boards available, so would prefer to use those. However, I've heard that Zynq boards are much easier to work with.
For software, definitely yes. If you are planning to do things in HDL, those boards will do. I am not familiar with VC7215 but seems to have 2 FMC connectors and hopefully they are populated the right way. The analysis part is just off the carrier (need a PC running the remote application) -- add a hardware FFT?
Hmm. I'll look into adding a hardware FFT.
By "For software, definitely yes." Do you mean things are easier with the Zynq boards?
Also, it seems we actually have a ZedBoard, so I think that's the way to go.
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