Recommended Documents and Tools

NVIDIA Innova-2 Flex Open Adapter Card

In order to write your own FPGA logic, the table below lists the recommended Xilinx Vivado tools and documents. Xilinx tools are not provided by Mellanox, please contact your Xilinx representative for details and purchasing information.

Xilinx Vivado Tools and Documents

Document Name / Tool


VIVADO Tool Datasheet

VIVADO Release Notes

VIVADO Programming and Debugging sw_manuals/xilinx2018_3/ug908-vivado-programming-debugging.pdf

Xilinx Ultrascale Plus Documentation

Xilinx Ultrascale Overview

Ultrascale Packaging and Pinout

Mellanox Related Documents

Please refer to these Mellanox documents for supplemental information.

Document Name / Tool


Mellanox Firmware Tools (MFT) User Manual
Document no. 2204UG

User Manual describing the set of MFT firmware management tools for a single node at
MFT software download at

Product Release Notes

Release Notes for the Mellanox Innova-2 Flex Open Adapter Card, including software and bundle.

Performance Tuning Guidelines for Mellanox Network Adapters

Community post describing important tuning parameters and settings that can improve performance for Mellanox drivers.

IEEE Std 802.3 Specification

IEEE Ethernet specification at

PCI Express® Base Specification and Errata for the PCI Express Base Specification

Describes the PCI Express® architecture, interconnect attributes, fabric management, and the programming interface required to design and build systems and peripherals that are compliant with the PCI Express Specification.

ConnectX-5 Firmware Release Notes

For a list of firmware changes and new features in ConnectX-5, please ask your Mellanox representative for the latest ConnectX-5 Firmware Release Notes.

List of Supported Cables

List of Supported Cables in the release notes and

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