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This page gives an overview of XADC driver which is available as part of the Xilinx Vivado and SDK distribution.

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The Xilinx analog mixed signal module, referred to as the XADC, is a hard macro. It has JTAG and DRP interfaces for accessing the XADC’s status and control registers in the 7-series FPGAs.
Zynq-7000 AP SoC devices add a third interface, the PS-XADC interface for the PS software to control the XADC. The Zynq-7000 AP SoC devices combine a flexible analog-to-digital converter with programmable logic to address a broad range of analog data acquisition and monitoring requirements. The XADC is part of a larger analog mixed signal (AMS) topic that is a combination of analog and digital circuits.

Source path for the driver:

Driver source code is organized into different folders. Below diagram shows the sysmonpsu driver source organization

-- Doc - Provides the API and data structure details
- Examples - Reference application to show how to use the driver APIs and calling sequence
- Source - Driver source files

HW/IP Features

Analog-to-Digital Converters

  • Dual 12-bit 1 MSPS analog-to-digital converters (ADCs)
  • Up to 17 flexible and user-configurable analog inputs
  • On-chip or external reference option
  • On-chip temperature and power supply sensors
  • JTAG access to ADC measurements

PS-XADC Interface

  • Read and write XADC registers
  • Serial data transfers to/from XADC
  • Buffered read-write data operations
  • 15-word by 32-bit command FIFO
  • 15-word by 32-bit
  • Read Data FIFO
  • Programmable FIFO-level interrupts
  • Programmable alarm interrupts
  • Configured interface operations (using devcfg registers)
  • DRP Parallel Interface
  • Highest interface bandwidth
  • 6-bit sample data

PL-JTAG Interface

  • Access the XADC when the PL is not programmed but is powered-up
  • Uses the JTAG TAP controller to access the XADC registers

Test Cases

  • xadcps_intr_example - This example shows the usage of the driver/device in interrupt mode to handle on-chip temperature and voltage alarm interrupts.
  • xadcps_polled_printf_example - This example shows the driver/device in polled mode to check the on-chip temperature and voltages.



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