ECE Product Resource Guide                                           

Contact Information:

Parimal Patel

Production Marketing Director

Please contact XUP for additional information

Xilinx Inc

The Xilinx University Program (XUP) enables the use of Xilinx FPGA and Zynq SoC tools and technologies for academic teaching and research.

XUP provides the following for universities:

PYNQ-Z2 board

The PYNQ-Z2 is a low-cost board which supports the PYNQ ( ) open-source project from Xilinx. PYNQ allows Python users to develop applications which can exploit the benefits of programmable logic and microprocessors in Zynq to build more capable and exciting embedded systems. The board is manufactured by TUL Corporation.

  Benefits to university: 

In addition to being ideal for PYNQ-based development, this board is very suitable for course/labs, applications and projects involving logic/digital design, embedded systems, hardware-software co-design, real-time OS, Assembly-language programming, C/C++ programming, Python programming, Robotics, and hardware acceleration type courses/applications.  The board can be powered and communicated with single Micro-USB cable (i.e. no external power supply is required in most of the applications). RTL/HLS (PL/Overlay) design and development can be done using Vivado WebPack edition which is free to download and does not require license, enabling students to work from home using their laptop.

Limited-time Special Offer:
  TUL is offering the board only at US $89.00 and a bundle including basic accessory kit at US $99.00 (25% to 30% discount) to universities that need to buy 20+ quantities due to COVID-19 lockdown situation. For details, please contact Parimal Patel. 

Alveo – Data center accelerated cards

 Xilinx has introduced the Alveo suite of accelerated cards like U50, U200, U250, and U280 which are suitable for developing accelerated applications either in cloud or on-premise. The development is done using recently released Vitis software which is free to download and use targeting the Alveo cards.  

  • The U50 cards provide optimized acceleration for workloads demanding high bandwidth memory applications such as in financial computing, machine learning, computational storage, and data search and analytics. 

  • The U200 cards are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the modern Data Center, including machine learning inference, video transcoding, and database search and analytics.

  • The U250 cards are suitable for accelerated applications including machine learning inference, video transcoding, and database search and analytics.

  • The U280cards are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the modern Data Center offering 8GB of HBM2 460 GB/s bandwidth to provide high-performance, adaptable acceleration for memory-bound, compute intensive applications including database, analytics, and machine learning inference.


 Benefits to university: 

Alveo bards, supported by Vitis Unified Software Platform for all developers are also accessible in cloud through Nimbix cloud service.  Nimbix has partnered with Xilinx to provide developers and engineers a trial account that provides up to 100 hours of free time using Xilinx tools and accelerators.

Special Offer: Xilinx University Program offers academic discounts of 15% on U250 and U280 boards. For details, please contact Parimal Patel.

Xilinx Adaptive Compute Clusters

The recently announced Xilinx Adaptive Compute Cluster (XACC) Program is a special initiative to support novel research in adaptive compute acceleration for high performance computing (HPC). Researchers working in relevant areas are invited to apply to join the XACC.


For Most Development Boards:

Xilinx University Program supports academics through “effective” discount of 20% on other boards by donating ONE board, subject to budget availability, for every FOUR purchased boards of the same kind. Though this is not a blanket agreement, XUP will try to provide the effective discount subject to budget availability and requestor’s need.

Training for Vitis software is available at the XUP web page