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ZYBO has landed. Digilent’s sub-$200 Zynq-based Dev Board makes an appearance (with pix!)

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What could be better than to return from lunch and find a brand new Zynq SoC development board on my desk? Not much. Recently, I found the following box on my desk after a brief lunch:

 

 

 ZYBO Box.jpg

 

 

This, of course is the new Digilent ZYBO Development Board based on the Xilinx Zynq-7010 All Programmable SoC. I wrote about this board last December (“Digilent to ship low-cost ZYBO Zynq-based dev board”) and now I have an early copy. (The official ship date is listed as February 17.) The board includes a Zynq Z-7010 SoC, 512Mbytes of DDR3 SDRAM, a bidirectional HDMI and a VGA video port, 10/100/1G Ethernet port, OTG USB 2.0, audio input and output ports, a microSD card slot, and five Digilent Pmod connectors for board expansion. It costs $189 or $125.00 for the academic version.

 

I opened the box and here’s what I found:

 

 

ZYBO Top View in a Box.jpg

 

 

 

Here’s an even closer view of the top of the ZYBO board where the Zynq SoC lives:

 

 

 

ZYBO Top View closeup.jpg

 

 

And here’s a closeup view of the bottom of the board where the power supply (based on an Analog Devices ADP5052 5-channel integrated power IC), the audio codec, and the microSD card socket live:

 

 

ZYBO Bottom View closeup.jpg

 

 

Documentation and support software including the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite and an out-of-the-box, board-specific Linux distribution will be provided online so the box only contains the board. We’re a couple of weeks ahead of the official shipping date, so the software and docs don’t appear to be posted yet. Nevertheless, I thought you’d like to see a copy of the Digilent board that’s already out in the wild.

 

 

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