Thursday, February 06, 2014
Zynq design from scratch. Part 3.
ZedBoard is a low-cost development board for the Xilinx Zynq™-7000 All Programmable SoC (AP SoC). This board contains everything necessary to create a Linux, Android, Windows® or other OS/RTOS based design. Additionally, several expansion connectors expose the processing system and programmable logic I/Os for easy user access. ZedBoard.org
ZedBoard.org is a community-based site dedicated to the promotion and support of ZedBoard development kit and MicroZed development board. Based on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC , ZedBoard and MicroZed provide an excellent starting point for both hardware and software designers interested in exploring the many uses of the Zynq-7000.Documentation
We find the documentation here.
ZedBoard jumper settings
Here is a video introducing the ZedBoard.
High resolution images
Here are some high resolution images of the ZedBoard made by Eli Billauer and published on his "my tech blog".
Other Zynq boards
Jeff Johnson at fpgadeveloper has put together a very nice comparison of several Zynq development boards, SOMs, and a motherboard. Take a look here.
MicroZed™ is a low-cost development board based on the Xilinx Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. Its unique design allows it to be used as both a stand-alone evaluation board for basic SoC experimentation, or combined with a carrier card as an embeddable system-on-module (SOM). MicroZed contains two I/O headers that provide connection to two I/O banks on the programmable logic (PL) side of the Zynq®-7000 AP SoC device. In stand-alone mode, these 100 PL I/O are inactive. When plugged into a carrier card, the I/O are accessible in a manner defined by the carrier card design.
All the documentation can be found at the zedboard.org website.
Xilinx ZC702 Evaluation Kit
The Zynq®-7000 AP SoC ZC702 Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards. More Xilinx Zynq-7000 kits.
Zybo Zynq-7000 development board
The ZYBO (Zynq Board) is a feature-rich, ready-to-use, entry-level embedded software and digital circuit development platform built around the smallest member of the Xilinx Zynq-7000 family, the Z-7010. When coupled with the rich set of multimedia and connectivity peripherals available on the ZYBO, the Zynq Z-7010 can host a whole system design. The on-board memories, video and audio I/O, dual-role USB, Ethernet and SD slot will have your design up-and-ready with no additional hardware needed. Additionally, six Pmod connectors are available to put any design on an easy growth path.
Enclustra Mars PM3 evaluation kit
Enclustra’s PM3 base board is an ideal platform to evaluate the Cypress EZ-USB® FX3™ controller working in USB 3.0 device mode. The Mars PM3 USB 3.0 Quick-Start Kit includes a Mars family FPGA module that is assembled on the Mars PM3 base board. Communication between the FPGA and FX3 is implemented using a 32-bit slave FIFO interface, running at 100 MHz. The Mars PM3 USB 3.0 Quick-Start Kit comes with the necessary host PC software, FX3 and FPGA firmware to implement FPGA to host (upstream) data rates up to 360 MBytes/sec and host to FPGA (downstream) data rates up to 250 MBytes/sec.
Zynq-7000 SoC modules
Enclustra Mars ZX3
The Mars ZX3 system-on-chip (SoC) module combines Xilinx's Zynq-7020 All Programmable SoC device with fast DDR3 SDRAM, NAND flash, quad SPI flash, a Gigabit Ethernet PHY and an RTC and thus forms a complete and powerful embedded processing system. The SO-DIMM form factor allows space-saving hardware designs as well as quick and simple integration of the module into the target application.
Red Pitaya is offering an open-source measurement board and a whole ecosystem to enable people to learn, create, develop, and share ideas. Founded by four young engineers with experience in high-performance instrumentation for particle accelerators, the company aims to offer a stripped-down instrument with high-performance measurement and communication functionality compatible with your smartphone, tablet, or PC.
The credit-card-sized, reconfigurable open-source measurement board performs signal processing on an onboard Xilinx Zynq SoC, which contains two processor cores to host additional software.
The Parallella platform is an open source, energy efficient, high performance, credit-card sized computer based on the Epiphany multicore chips developed by Adapteva. This affordable platform is designed for developing and implementing high performance, parallel processing applications developed to take advantage of the on-board Epiphany chip. The Epiphany 16 or 64 core chips consists of a scalable array of simple RISC processors programmable in C/C++ connected together with a fast on chip network within a single shared memory architecture.
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