So I have the Genesys Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC board, I bought the SZG-DUALSFP from Opel Kelly, and I want to figure out how to wire this thing up.

What pin goes where? I dunno.  I spent some time reading the SFP+ specification.  Everything makes sense.  Then I read through the SYZYGY specification.  Again, things make sense.

So what does the interface look like? Anybody know?

One though is to look at a sample from a similar board that uses an FMC based SFP connector.

And then I was reminded of the book “How Would You Move Mount Fuji” – a book about interviewing at Microsoft.  It included questions asked at Microsoft – including How Would You Move Mount Fuji.  Rename it? How many dump trucks?  All about out-of-the-box thinking.

Lesson? Who said I need to use this Genesys board.  I may have to switch to a more expensive board that has an SFP connector integrated.  Or maybe I should just look at a sample from such a board, and then everything will become clear.

I think I will go with the latest NetFPGA board.  They seem to support the open-source community and Universities well.

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By john

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