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Avnet and Xilinx MiniZed Zynq development board

Xilinx Zynq-7000 all programmable SoC platform for embedded vision and industrial IoT systems

MiniZed represents a low cost entry point to the scalable Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC development platform. This compact design features on-board connectivity through USB, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Peripherals can be plugged into dual Pmod-compatible connectors, the Arduino-compatible shield interface or the USB 2.0 host interface. JTAG circuitry is incorporated onto the MiniZed base board, so with a single micro- USB cable to your laptop you are already up and running. User LED’s, a button and a switch allow for a physical board interface.

MiniZed provides for an efficient hardware reference design, while it is also an inexpensive board that can be used to run workshops and tutorials. The board aims to showcase the power of Zynq, where the Cortex-A9 processor core integrates seamlessly with the programmable fabric to provide signal processing and control solutions. The on-board digital microphone serves as an input for a variety of illustrations of how to implement FIR filters, FFT’s and direct memory access.


Key features

  • On-board connectivity - Murata "Type 1DX" wireles
  • On-board memory from Micron
  • On-board MEMS sensors from ST Micro
  • JTAG circuitry is incorporated

Additional features

  • On-board connectivity through the Murata "Type 1DX" wireless module that provides
    • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
    • Bluetooth 4.1 plus EDR and BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • On-board memory from Micron
    • 512 MB DDR3L
    • 128 Mb QSPI flash
    • 8 GB eMMC
  • Peripherals can be plugged into
    • Dual Pmod-compatible connectors (16 GPIO)
    • Arduino-compatible shield interface (22 GPIO)
    • USB 2.0 host interface
  • Physical interface
    • Two bi-element user LED’s
    • User pushbutton
    • Reset pushbutton
    • User switch
  • The integrated power supply from Dialog generates all on-board voltages.  An auxiliary microUSB supply input can be used to power designs that require additional current.
  • On-board MEMS sensors from ST Micro
    • LIS2DS12 Motion and temperature sensor
    • MP34DT05 Digital Microphone
  • JTAG circuitry is incorporated onto the MiniZed base board. Only a single microUSB cable is required for power, programming, JTAG emulation, and serial terminal debug output.


  • Embedded Vision
  • Industrial IoT Systems


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