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Aldec’s TySOM-3-ZU7EV jams Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, DDR4 SoDIMM, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and two FMC sites into 100x144mm

by Xilinx Employee ‎10-24-2017 09:41 AM - edited ‎10-24-2017 09:46 AM (21,306 Views)


Do you need to pack the maximum amount of embedded resources into a minimum space? Then take a look at the just-announced Aldec TySOM-3-ZU7EV Embedded Prototyping Board. Aldec’s TySOM-3-ZU7EV board jams a Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU7EV MPSoC, DDR4 SoDIMM, WiFi, Bluetooth, two FMC sites, HDMI input and output ports, a DisplayPort connection, a QSFP+ optical cage, and a Pmod connector into a dense, 100x144mm footprint. Don’t let the word “Prototyping” in the product name fool you; in my opinion, this board looks like a good production foundation for many embedded designs.


The on-board Zynq UltraScale+ ZU7EV MPSoC itself provides you with a quad-core, 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore processor; a dual-core, 32-bit ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore processor capable of lockstep operation that’s especially useful for safety-critical designs; an ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU; four tri-mode Ethernet ports; two USB3.0 ports; a variety of other useful peripherals; and a very big chunk of Xilinx UltraScale+ programmable logic with 1720 DSP48E2 slices and more than 30Mbits of high-speed, on-chip SRAM in three forms (distributed RAM, BRAM, and UltraRAM). That’s an immense amount of processing capability—ample for a wide variety of embedded designs.


The board also includes a SoDIMM socket capable of holding 4Gbytes of DDR4 SDRAM, a MicroSD card socket capable of holding SD cards with as much as 32Gbytes of Flash memory, 256Mbits of on-board QSPI Flash memory, and 64Kbits of EEPROM.


Here’s a photo of this packed board:




Aldec TySOM-3 Board.jpg


Aldec TySOM-3-ZU7EV Embedded Prototyping Board





Here’s a diagram showing you the board’s diminutive dimensions:




Aldec TySOM-3 Dimension Diagram.jpg 


Aldec TySOM-3-ZU7EV Embedded Prototyping Board Dimension Diagram




And finally, here’s the TySOM-3-ZU7EV board’s block diagram:



Aldec TySOM-3 Board Block Diagram.jpg



Aldec TySOM-3-ZU7EV Embedded Prototyping Board Block Diagram





If you’re visiting Arm TechCon this week in the Santa Clara Convention Center, you’ll find Aldec in the Expo Hall.




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  • Be sure to join the Xilinx LinkedIn group to get an update for every new Xcell Daily post! ******************** Steve Leibson is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Planning at Xilinx. He started as a system design engineer at HP in the early days of desktop computing, then switched to EDA at Cadnetix, and subsequently became a technical editor for EDN Magazine. He's served as Editor in Chief of EDN Magazine, Embedded Developers Journal, and Microprocessor Report. He has extensive experience in computing, microprocessors, microcontrollers, embedded systems design, design IP, EDA, and programmable logic.