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$55 Zynq-based Wireless Snickerdoodle single-board computer with WiFi, Bluetooth launched today on CrowdSupply

by Xilinx Employee ‎10-06-2015 10:37 AM - edited ‎01-06-2016 11:28 AM (116,753 Views)


Design house krtkl in San Francisco launched the $55 Zynq-based Snickerdoodle single-board computer today on the CrowdSupply crowdfunding site. It’s already 12% funded with 103 backers and $6705 pledged.





Zynq-based Snickerdoodle board from krtkl




For $55 plus $5 shipping, you get a small board with:


  • A Zynq Z7010 SoC (upgradeable to a Zynq Z7020 SoC for $60 more)
  • 512Mbytes of LPDDR2-800 SDRAM (upgradeable to 1Gbyte for $10 more)
  • 16Mbytes of boot Flash memory
  • A MicroSD card slot
  • Built-in 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth (included! MIMO capability costs $15 more)


The wireless capabilities allow you to upload projects and configurations to the board using your phone and the Snickerdoodle app.


What can you do with a Snickerdoodle? Here’s a short video to jog your imagination:








Here’s a block diagram of the Snickerdoodle board:



Snickerdoodle Block Diagram.jpg


Zynq-based Snickerdoodle Block Diagram




Krtkl is also offering a number of low-cost breakout boards and carrier cards to aid your Zynq-based product development. How could you possibly go wrong?




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