PicoZed System-on-Modules are Powered by Xilinx Zynq-7000 ARM + FPGA SoC

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After the Zedboard, and the Microzed, here comes PicoZed, a family of system-on-modules (SoM) based on Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoCs featuring a dual core Cortex A9 processor and FPGA fabric. The module also comes with 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC, Gigabit Ethernet PHY, various user I/O, and more. Target applications include embedded vision, test & measurement, motor control, software-defined radio, and industrial automation.

PicoZed 7303 SoM (Click to Enlarge)
PicoZed 7030 SoM (Click to Enlarge)

Four modules are available with support for commercial or industrial temperature ranges, all sharing the following specifications:

  • SoC (depending on module)
    • Xilinx Zynq-7010 with two Cortex-A9 cores @  866MHz, FPGA with 28K Logic Cells
    • Xilinx Zynq-7015 with two Cortex-A9 cores @  866MHz, FPGA with 74K Logic Cells, 4 transceivers @ 6.25 Gb/s
    • Xilinx Zynq-7020 with two Cortex-A9 cores @  866MHz, FPGA with 85K Logic Cells
    • Xilinx Zynq-7030 with two Cortex-A9 cores @  1GHz, FPGA with 125K Logic Cells, up to 4 transceivers @ 12.5 Gb/s
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • Storage – 4GB eMMC flash, 128Mb QSPI flash
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet PHY
  • PicoZed Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)
    PicoZed Block Diagram (Click to Enlarge)
  • USB – USB 2.0 PHY
  • User I/O via three board-to-board connectors (JX3):
    • 7Z010 Version:
      • 113 User I/O (100 PL, 13 PS MIO)
      • PL I/O configurable as up to 48 LVDS pairs or 100 single-ended I/O
    • 7Z015 Version:
      • 148 User I/O (135 PL, 13 PS MIO)
      • PL I/O configurable as up to 65 LVDS pairs or 135 single-ended I/O
      • 4 GTP transceivers
    • 7Z020 Version:
      • 138 User I/O (125 PL, 13 PS MIO)
      • PL I/O configurable as up to 60 LVDS pairs or 125 single-ended I/O
    • 7Z030 Version:
      • 148 User I/O (135 PL, 13 PS MIO)
      • PL I/O configurable as up to 65 LVDS pairs or 135 single-ended I/O
      • 4 GTX transceivers
  • Debugging – JTAG configuration port accessible via I/O connectors, PS JTAG pins accessible via I/O connectors
  • Misc – Oscillator @ 33.33 MHz
PicoZed 7030 Back (Click to Enlarge)
PicoZed 7030 Back (Click to Enlarge)

The module comes with a getting started card, and the company provides a Linux BSP, as well as reference design files.

To ease development, PicoZed Carrier Board is also available with the following specifications:

  • SoC/Memory/Storage – Via PicoZed modules listed above
  • External Storage — MicroSD slot
  • Connectivity – 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports, SFP+ cage
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • USB – USB 2.0 port, USB UART
  • Other I/O
    • SMA port for GTX/GTP
    • JTAG port
    • Programmable clock mux
    • SMA reference clock input
    • User I/O:
      • FMC (Low Pin Count)
      • PS Pmod (Shared with eMMC)
      • PL Pmod (7015/20/30 only)
      • PL Pmod (7015/30 only)
  • Expansion – 1x PCIe Gen 2
  • Misc – User push buttons and LEDs
  • Power – 12V
PicoZed Carrier Board (Click to Enlarge)
PicoZed Carrier Board (Click to Enlarge)

This baseboard comes with a 12V AC/DC power support, and a quick start card.

PicoZed SoMs and Carrier Board are available now on Avnet with lead times between 8 to 10 weeks. The SoM prices vary between $179 and $399 depending on chosen Zynq SoC and temperature range, and PicoZed Carrier Board can be purchased for $425. You can find more details on PicoZed SoM and PicoZed Carrier Board pages. The board will be demonstrated at X-Fest seminars in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Via LinuxGizmos

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PicoZed SDR (Software Defined Radio) System-on-Module Supports 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz Frequency BandsMorgan Ross Egging Recent comment authors
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How can Parallella ADD asics to this platform and still charge less money? I know they don’t have transceivers, but are 4 transceivers worth $1,000?

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[…] PicoZed SoM based on Xilinx Zynq-7000 series SoCs was introduced in 2014  by Avnet. The company has now introduced a new version specifically designed for software designed radios which combines Zynq-7035 SoC with Analog Devices AD9361 RF transceiver supporting 70 MHz to 6.0 GHz frequency bands. Target applications include portable agile wireless communications, P25 public safety Radio, point-to-point communication, femtocell & picocell base stations and portable instrumentation. […]