Xilinx ZC706 Evaluation Kit

Description

The ZC706 is a high-performance, high-speed hardware/software design platform providing the integration of hardware, software, IP, and reference designs which enables quicker time-to-innovation for researchers. Based around the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC, it is equipped with industry-standard peripherals, connects, and interfaces that offer a rich set of features suitable for a wide range of applications. 

Key Platform Benefits

  • Accelerates research by providing a feature-rich platform for implementing and validating embedded system architectures and algorithms
  • Addresses specific research needs through a hardware/software programmable system and application-specific daughter cards (e.g., analog interface module)
  • Enables a faster path to commercialization by sourcing commercial-grade components and through compliance with commercial standards and interfaces (e.g., PCI-express, Ethernet)

Applications

The ZC706 is suitable for research in:
  • Embedded system design and emulation, specially hardware and software IP design and proof of the concept such as video codec, imaging/signal processing, communication protocol, etc., which needs advanced memories, connectivity, digital signal, and embedded processing
  • FPGA-based hardware acceleration of embedded applications in various research fields

Features

  • Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC (XC7Z045) with
    • Dual ARM Cortex-A9 core processors
    • 350k programmable logic cells
    • 19.1Mb block RAM
    • 900 DSP slices
  • 1GB DDR3 on-board Component Memory
  • 1GB DDR3 SODIMM
  • Serial connectivity via PCIe Gen2x4, SFP+ and SMA, USB, UART, IIC
  • 10/100/1000 Tri-Speed Ethernet
  • Multiple connections including Serial I/O, Compact Flash, and PCI-express
  • HDMI output, LCD display, user buttons, and DIP switches, etc.
  • FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) connector for 3rd-party daughtercards, including analog and video I/O

Resources

How to Access

The ZC706 platform has been delivered as a shared resource to a number of institutions participating in the Embedded Systems Canada (emSYSCAN) national project. For information on where these and other development systems are located (and who to contact to gain access), visit the Development Systems Community national catalog.

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