MicroZed is a low-cost development board based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Its unique design allows it to be used as both a stand-alone evaluation board for basic SoC experimentation, or combined with a carrier card as an embeddable system-on-module (SOM). MicroZed contains two I/O headers that provide connection to two I/O banks on the programmable logic (PL) side of the Zynq-7000 AP SoC device. In stand-alone mode, these 100 PL I/O are inactive. When plugged into a carrier card, the I/O are accessible in a manner defined by the carrier card design. Thus designers can start with MicroZed in stand-alone mode as a learning platform and then easily expand its functionality as a SOM through the addition of an off-the-shelf or custom designed carrier card. This combined stand-alone/SOM approach can quickly move a design idea from concept to production, making MicroZed the ideal platform for SoC based applications.
SoC - XC7Z010-1CLG400C
Memory - 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM - 128 Mb of QSPI Flash - Micro SD card interface
Communications - 10/100/1000 Ethernet - USB 2.0 - USB-UART
User I/O (via dual board-to-board connectors) - 100 User I/O (50 per connector) - Configurable as up to 48 LVDS pairs or 100 single-ended I/
Software - Wind River Pulsar Linux certified image - PetaLinux
Other - 2x6 Digilent Pmod compatible interface providing 8 PS MIO connections for user I/O - Xilinx PC4 JTAG configuration port - PS JTAG pins accessible via Pmod - 33.33 MHz oscillator - User LED and push switch