Product Lifecycle

Lifecycle Management Notice

The XEM8320-AU25P is not classified as an Opal Kelly FPGA integration module and is therefore not subject to the same lifecycle management policies. Changes to this product may occur over the lifespan of the device that affect backward compatibility.

For a lifecycle-managed integration module with the AMD Artix UltraScale+ FPGA, please see the XEM8310.

Firmware Version History

Firmware updates are provided through the FrontPanel Application. Please see the Firmware Updates page for instructions on updating your device firmware. You will need to have a valid Pins registration and be approved for firmware downloads.

VersionPCB REVRelease Notes
1.56ALLCorrected the assertion of the RESET signal and updated it to a BOARD_READY signal.
See the Host Interface page for more information.
1.53ALLFixed a SmartVIO configuration bug that could prevent the VIO rail from being enabled correctly
1.47ALLAdded temperature based fan control
1.39ALLInitial firmware release

PCB Version History

CXXReplace EOL Enpirion power supply modules. See PCN-10133A.
Update SYZYGY mounting hole diameter. See PCN-10133B.
Update JTAG interface. See PCN-10133C.
BXXFirst production PCB

The PCB revision is identified in the board silkscreen.


PCB Revision BXX

SYZYGY Hole Diameter (Non-Critical)

PCB Revision BXX was built with an incorrect hole diameter for the SYZYGY port mounting holes. These are the holes on either side of the SYZYGY connector. The holes on the BXX PCB are 2.7mm diameter.  While not specified by the SYZYGY specification for carriers, the specified hole size for peripherals is 3.2mm.

The 2.7mm diameter holes on PCB BXX will fit M2.5 thread size. The 04-40 thread size will fit, but not freely – it will need to be screwed into the hole.

The 3.2mm diameter holes (SYZYGY specified) will fit M3.0 and 04-40 thread sizes which have outer diameters of 3.0mm and 2.85mm, respectively.

Product Change Notifications

Product Change Notifications (PCN) are issued if a change to the product results in a change of mechanical or electrical behavior or reliability.

  • PCN-10133A – Replace EOL Enpirion power supply modules.
    Issue Date: 2022-09-30
  • PCN-10133B – Update SYZYGY mounting hole diameter.
    Issue Date: 2022-09-30
  • PCN-10133C – Update JTAG interface.
    Issue Date: 2022-09-30