Ultra96-V2 Development Board

As the main product of our PYNQ column, Avnet Ultra96 development board will play an important role in development and demonstration. Interested readers can refer to Reference 1 for more details.

The Ultra96-V2 updates and refreshes the Ultra96 product that was released in 2018. Like Ultra96, the Ultra96-V2 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ™ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) specification. Ultra96-V2 will be available in more countries around the world as it has been designed with a certified radio module from Microchip. Additionally, all components are updated to allow industrial temperature grade options. Additional power control and monitoring will be possible with the included Infineon Pmics.

Like Ultra96, the Ultra96-V2 boots from the provided Delkin 16 GB microSD card. Engineers have options of connecting to Ultra96-V2 through a Webserver using integrated wireless access point capability or to use the provided PetaLinux desktop environment which can be viewed on the integrated Mini DisplayPort video output. Multiple application examples and on-board development options are provided as examples.

Ultra96-V2 provides four user-controllable LEDs. Engineers may also interact with the board through the 96Boards-compatible low-speed and high-speed expansion connectors by adding peripheral accessories such as those included in the MikroE Click Mezzanine for 96Boards (available as an accessory).

Micron LPDDR4 memory provides 2 GB of RAM in a 512M x 32 configuration. Wireless options include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 Low Energy. The radio module is Agency Certified in over 75 countries. UARTs are accessible on a header as well as through the expansion connector. JTAG is available through a header. The convenient JTAG/UART Pod (available as an accessory) provides both JTAG and UART connections via USB. I2C is available through the expansion connector.

Two Microchip USB3320 USB 2.0 ULPI Transceivers and one Microchip USB5744 4-Port SS/HS USB Controller Hub enable multiple USB connections. Ultra96-V2 provides one upstream (device) and two downstream (host) USB 3.0 connections. A USB 2.0 downstream (host) interface is provided via the high-speed expansion.

The integrated power supply generates all on-board voltages from an external 12V supply (available as an accessory).

Kit includes:

  • Ultra96-V2 development board
  • 16 GB microSD card + adapter
  • Voucher for SDSoC license from Xilinx
  • Quick-start instruction card

Target applications:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • IoT
  • Embedded Computing
  • Entry level Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development environment
  • Training, prototyping and proof-of-concept demo platform

Features:

  • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU3EG A484
  • Micron 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory
  • Delkin 16 GB microSD card + adapter
  • PetaLinux environment available for download
  • Microchip Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
  • Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP or mDP)
  • 1x USB 3.0 Type Micro-B upstream port
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Type A downstream ports
  • 40-pin 96Boards Low-speed expansion header
  • 60-pin 96Boards High-speed expansion header
  • 85mm x 54mm form factor
  • Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition compatible
 

Later, we will hold a series of training and trial activities based on Ultra96 development board. We hope you can have a better understanding of PYNQ and the concept of embedded computing.

 

 

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