The Quick Start Guides provide a simple step by step instruction on how to do an initial system setup for the AD-FMCOMMS2/3/4/5-EBZ boards on various FPGA development boards. These discuss how to program the bitstream, run a no-OS program or boot a Linux distribution.
The AD-FMCOMMS11EBZ is, by definition a “FPGA mezzanine card” (FMC), that means it needs a carrier to plug into. The carrier currently supported is ZC706 via the high pin count (HPC) connector.
The AD-FMCOMMS11-EBZ board connects to the HPC connector. The carrier setup requires power, UART (115200), ethernet (Linux), HDMI (if available) and/or JTAG (no-OS) connections. A few typical setups are shown below.