Ultra96-V2 96Boards AI Platform Adds Certified WiFi, PMICs, Industrial Temperature Range

Avnet Ultra96 was unveiled last year as one of the four 96Boards AI platforms designed to develop applications leveraging hardware to accelerated artificial intelligence workloads. The 96Boards CE compliant board comes with a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, 2GB RAM, a 16GB microSD card, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and more.

The company has now launched an upgraded version with Ultra96-V2 featuring most of the same specifications but with a WiFi & Bluetooth module certified in 75 countries, industrial temperature range, and Infineon’s PMIC’s for additional power control and monitoring.

Ultra96 V2
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Ultra96-V2 specifications:

  • SoC – Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU3EG A484 with four Cortex A53 cores, two Cortex-R5 core, Arm Mali-400MP2 GPU, and FPGA Fabric
  • System Memory – 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory
  • Storage – 16 GB MicroSD card + adapter pre-loaded with PetaLinux environment
  • Video Output – Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP)
  • Connectivity – Microchip ATWILC3000 certified 802.11 b/g/n WiFi 4 / Bluetooth 5 module (FCC, CMIIT, ANATEL, etc..?)
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 Type Micro-B upstream port,  2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Type A downstream ports
  • Expansion
    • 40-pin 96Boards Low-speed expansion header
    • 60-pin 96Boards High speed expansion header
  • Power Supply – [email protected]; Infineon PMIC’s
  • Dimensions – 85mm x 54mm form factor (96Boards Consumer Edition compatible)
  • Temperature Range – Industrial: -40 to +85°C
Ultra96-V2 Industrial Temperature Fan Case
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CMIIT and ANATEL certifications shown on the module mean Ultra96-V2 can be legally integrated into final products in China and Brazil respectively. But the module comes with many more certifications which are listed in the module’s product page.

Like the original Ultra96 board, Ultra96-V2 runs PetaLinux off a micro SD card, and targets artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT/Cloud connectivity for add-on sensors, embedded computing, robotics, entry level Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development, as well as training, prototyping and proof-of-concept demos. More details may be found in the board’s product page.

96Boards Xilinx Ultrascale+ BoardAvnet Ultra96-V2 will be available in May for $249 according to the press release, but Avnet store expects stock in early June only.

Via LinuxGizmos and usable, not completely blurry photos courtesy of Element14.

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