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Aldec introduces TySOM-2A Embedded Proto Board based on Zynq Z-7030 SoC, demos real-time face-detection ref design

by Xilinx Employee ‎05-05-2017 12:52 PM - edited ‎05-05-2017 12:54 PM (42,931 Views)

 

This week, just in time for the Embedded Vision Summit in Santa Clara, Aldec announced its TySOM-2A Embedded Prototyping Board based on a Xilinx Zynq Z-7030 SoC. The board features a combination of memories (1Gbyte of DDR3 SDRAM, SPI flash memory, EEPROM, microSD), communication interfaces (2× Gigabit Ethernet, 4× USB 2.0, UART-via-USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI 1.4), an FMC connector, and other miscellaneous modules (LEDs, DIP switches, XADC, RTC, accelerometer, temperature sensor). Here’s a photo of the TySOM-2A board:

 

 

 

 

Aldec TySOM-2A Board.jpg

 

 

Aldec TySOM-2A Embedded Prototyping Board based on a Xilinx Zynq Z-7030 SoC

 

 

In its booth at the Summit, Aldec demonstrated a real-time, face-detection reference design running on the Zynq SoC. The program depends on the accelerated processing capabilities of the Zynq SoC’s programmable logic to run this complex code, processing a 1280x720-pixel video stream in real time. The most computationally intensive parts of the code including edge detection, color-space conversion, and frame merging were off-loaded from Zynq SoC’s ARM Cortex-A9 processor to the device’s programmable logic using Xilinx’s SDSoC Development Environment.

 

Here’s a very short video showing the demo: