LPDDR4 Test Board


LPDDR4 Test Board is a platform developed by Antmicro for testing LPDDR4 memory. It uses Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA (XC7K70T-FBG484) and by default includes a custom SO-DIMM module with Micron’s MT53E256M16D1 LPDDR4 DRAM.

The hardware is open and can be found on GitHub:

Board configuration

First insert the LPDDR4 DRAM module into the socket and make sure that jumpers are set in correct positions:

  • VDDQ (J10) should be set in position 1V1

  • MODE2 should be set in position FLASH

Then connect the board USB and Ethernet cables to your computer and configure the network. The board’s IP address will be (so you could e.g. use The IP_ADDRESS environment variable can be used to modify the board’s address. Next, generate the FPGA bitstream:

export TARGET=lpddr4_test_board
make build

The results will be located in: build/lpddr4_test_board/gateware/antmicro_lpddr4_test_board.bit. To upload it, use:

export TARGET=lpddr4_test_board
make upload


By typing make (without build) LiteX will generate build files without invoking Vivado.

To save bitstream in flash memory, use:

export TARGET=lpddr4_test_board
make flash


There is a JTAG/FLASH jumper named MODE2 on the right side of the board. Unless it’s set to the FLASH setting, the FPGA will load the bitstream received via JTAG.

Bitstream will be loaded from flash memory upon device power-on or after a PROG button press.

Last update: 2023-04-07