4K Vision Edge Computing Platform Features Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU3EG MPSoC

Last year, MyIR Tech introduced MYD-CZU3EG development board powered by a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU3EG MPSoC with Arm Cortex-A53 cores and FPGA fabric designed for applications such as cloud computing, machine vision, flight navigation, and other complex embedded applications.

The company has now announced another Zynq Ultrascale+ ZU3EG based platform dedicated to machine vision. The VECP Starter Kit (Vision Edge Computing Platform) is comprised of MYD-CZU3EG-ISP development board fitted with the company’s MYC-CZU3EG Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC CPU module, a fansink, and a SONY IMX334 4K camera sensor.

VECP Vision Edge Computing Platform
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MYD-CZU3EG-ISP development board specification:

  • MYC-CZU3EG SoM
    • MPSoC – Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU3EG-1SFVC784E (ZU3EG, 784 Pin Package) MPSoC with quad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processor @ 1.2 GHz, dual-core Cortex-R5 processor @ 600 MHz, Arm Mali-400MP2 GPU, and 16nm FinFET+ FPGA fabric (154K logic cells, 7.6 Mb memory, 728 DSP slices)
    • System Memory – 4GB DDR4 @ 2,400MHz
    • Storage – 4GB eMMC Flash, 128MB QSPI Flash
  • PS unit (Processing Subsystem i.e. Arm Cortex cores)
    • Storage – MicroSD card slot
    • Networking – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0 Host, 1x USB-UART interface
    • 14-pin JTAG interface (shared by PS & PL)
  • PL unit (Programmable Logic, i.e. FPGA fabric)
    • Video Output – HDMI
    • Camera I/F – 40-pin MIPI CSI-2 FPC connector for 8.42MP SONY IMX334LLR image sensor supporting 3840×2160 resolution, up to 60 to 120 fps frame rate
    • Networking – Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    • USB – 1x USB 3.0 device
    • Expansion – 50-pin FPC connector
  • Power Supply – 12V/2A
  • Dimensions – 106.7 x 70 mm
  • Temperature Range – 0 to 70°C

ZU3EG Board Machine Vision

VECP Development Board Block Diagram
Block Diagram

The company provides a Linux BSP based on kernel 4.14.0 and U-boot 2018.01 with all drivers released with source code.  Xilinx GigE Vison 2.0 IP Core and Machine Vision USB3 Vision IP Core are said to enable 4K30 video processing with ultra-low delay transmission at a maximum of 0.7ms.

ZU3EG Machine Vision Data Processing
VECP Video Data Processing Path

MyIR Tech VECP starter kit is available now for $599 with a 12V/2A power adapter, a Mini USB cable, a 16GB MicroSD card, one HDMI Cable, and a product disk including a user manual, a datasheet, the baseboard schematic in PDF format and software packages. You’ll find more details and the purchase link on the product page.

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