Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-ITX Development Board

Avnet has recently introduced Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-ITX Development Board powered by the top of the range Xilinx Zynq-7045 or Zynq-7100 dual ARM Cortex A9 + FPGA SoC with 2 GB DDR3 SDRAM, PCIe Gen2 x16 Root Complex slot (x4 electrical), SATA-III interface, 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY, and more. Target applications include PCI Express, embedded controllers, general-purpose prototyping, networking and communications, storage and servers and video applications.

Zynq-7000 Mini-ITX Board (Click to Enlarge)
Zynq-7000 Mini-ITX Board (Click to Enlarge)

Here are the motherboard specifications:

  • SoC – Xilinx XC7Z045/XC7Z100-2FFG900 dual core ARM Cortex A9 @ 800 MHz + Kintex-7 FPGA with respectively 350K Logic Cells (~5.2M gates) and 444K Logic Cells (~6.6M gates).
  • System Memory – 1 GB PS DDR3 SDRAM, 1 GB PL DDR3 SDRAM
  • Storage – 32 MB of QSPI Flash, 8 KB of I2C EEPROM, SATA-III Interface, and microSD Card Interface
  • Real-Time Clock
  • Connectivity – 10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface
  • Video – LVDS Touch Panel Interface, HDMI Interface
  • Audio – Audio input and output, audio Codec
  • USB – 4x USB 2.0 hub
  • Expansion connectors:
    • PCIe Gen2 x4 Root Complex (x16 physical slot)
    • FMC HPC Slot (VADJ of 1.8, 2.5, or 3.3 V)
    • SFP Socket
  • Debugging – Xilinx PC4 JTAG connector, processor PJTAG header, USB-UART Interface, Digilent USB-JTAG Module (JTAG-SMT2)
  • Clocks – Programmable GTX clock, 200 MHz LVDS oscillator
  • Misc – User LEDs and Switches, RTC
  • Dimensions – mini-ITX (17 x 17 cm)
Xilinx Zynq-7000 Mini-ITX Development Board Block Diagram

Zynq-7000 mini-ITX motherboard will be support by Zedboard community who already handled Zedboard and microZed low cost development board based on the lower-end Zynq-7010 and Zynq-7020 SoCs. You’ll find the BoM for both boards and the schematics (PDF) On Zedboard mini-ITX page. There’s nothing I could find about OS support, but it will certainly run Linux just like the other two boards.

Zynq-7000_familyI’ve added the diagram above showing the different features and applications of Zynq-7000 SoCs.

The mini-ITX boards are sold in three type of packages:

  • Board Kit – Mini-ITX development board, 2x micro USB cables, 4 GB microSD card, Xilinx Vivado Design Edition software license voucher (device locked to 7Z045 or 7Z100), Getting started card, and
    downloadable documentation and reference designs
  • Base Kit – Content of Board Kit + 200W ATX power supply
  • System Kit – Content of Base Kit + Mini-ITX Chassis + 500 GB SATA-II Hard Drive

Zynq-7000 mini-ITX board kits are available now from Avnet for prices ranging from about $2,000 to $2,500. If you think this is expensive, the board may actually be sponsored, as according to Octopart, XC7Z100-2FFG900i costs nearly $5,000.

Via DSPEmbedded twitter.

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