In today's world where video streams are becoming higher resolution and higher data rate, how has the embedded world kept up?
UltraZed-EV™ SOM is a high performance, full-featured, System-On-Module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC EV family of devices. Designed in a small form factor, the UltraZed-EV SOM on-board dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory provides an ideal platform for embedded video processing systems.
How have embedded or hardware designers accommodated the trend toward video streams requiring higher resolution, higher data rates, and overall more compute-intensive applications? This webinar will present an example of how this is done using the video-centric Avnet UltraZed-EV platform. Of the MANY ways that video CAN be processed, a simple demo will show a USB Webcam passing data into the codec and streamed over the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP). The benefit to this structure is that almost the entirety of the processing system and programmable logic are available for your custom processing needs for AI/Machine Learning (ML) or other intelligent algorithmic needs!
The UltraZed-EV (Embedded Vision) platform adds support for 4K H.264 / H.265 hardware video codec capable of simultaneous encode and decode. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, is a video compression standard improves coding efficiency substantially compared to its precedent, the Advanced Video Coding (AVC), or H.264. HEVC uses efficient coding by encoding video at the lowest possible bit rate while maintaining a high image quality level. The UltraZed platform is ideal for multimedia, Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for Automotive, surveillance, and other embedded vision applications. This webinar is presented by [mention:d9bbdf0c884948d98adeddd926e50709:e9ed411860ed4f2ba0265705b8793d05] an UltraZed Project Engineer at Avnet.
You can read more of more about the Video Codec Unit (VCU) of the UltraZED-EV here:
- UltraZED-EV + IO Carrier Card VCU Design Example (v2018.3)
- UltraZed-EV VCU (Video Codec Unit) Design
- UltraZed-EV VCU (Video Codec Unit) Design Quick Take Videos
- UltraZED-EV + IO Carrier Card VCU Design Example (v2018.3) Companion Videos
Visit the UltraZed-EV community where you can find Technical Specifications, Reference Designs, and Technical Documents.
Download the Product Brief and Tech Specs at the bottom of the page!
Hardware and block diagrams:
- Avnet UltraZed Kit contents
- UltraZed-EV Block Diagram
- Xilinx XCZU7EV Features (7EG vs 7EV)
- Power Supply (Why programmable is a good choice)
- Vivado & SDK
- BSP's and where to find this stuff (including ported TRD)
Reference Designs and Demos:
- Xilinx Targeted Reference Design Overview
- Demo of Running Design
- Post Demo VCU Configuration / Features (Vivado Configurator Block demo)
UltraZed-EV™ SOM is a high performance, full-featured, System-On-Module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC EV family of devices. Designed in a small form factor, the UltraZed-EV SOM on-board dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory provides an ideal platform for embedded video processing systems. The UltraZed-EV provides easy access to 152 user I/O pins, 26 PS MIO pins, 4 high-speed PS GTR transceivers along with 4 GTR reference clock inputs, and 16 PL high-speed GTH transceivers along with 8 GTH reference clock inputs through three I/O connectors on the backside of the module.
Designers can simply design their own carrier card, plug-in UltraZed-EV SOM, and start their application development with a proven Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC sub-system. Available with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC XCZU7EV-FBVB900, XCZU5EV-FBVB900, or XCZU4EV-FBVB900 device (the UltraZed-EV SOM will also support the XCZU4EG, XCZU5EG, and XCZU7EG device in the FBVB900 package), the UltraZed-EV SOM enables designers to build multimedia, automotive ADAS, surveillance, and other embedded vision applications with confidence and ease. The MPSoC EV device with its integrated H.264/H.265 video codec unit is capable of simultaneous encode and decode up to 4Kx2K (60fps).
UltraZed-EV carrier board
- Embedded system-on-module (SOM)
- Embedded vision
- Test & measurement
- Industrial automation