Exploring Avnet’s low-cost AMD-Xilinx MPSoC Development Kit, the ZUBoard 1CG

Getting started with AMD-Xilinx MPSoC based hardware has never been easier or more affordable! Avnet has announced the ZUBoard 1CG based on the AMD-Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC 1CG device. This board is currently retailing for $159 USD providing an ideal entry price for learning the AMD-Xilinx hardware ecosystem. Join and explore the various capabilities of the ZUBoard 1CG development kit. We will showcase example reference designs, expansion interfaces, and available support. The ZUBoard 1CG is considered the MiniZed replacement for entry point adoption for AMD-Xilinx SoC development. Enable yourself with this platform along with the planned entry level free of charge Software, Hardware, and Linux Technical Training Courses. In addition, see how you can leverage this low cost platform for your next product launch and gain access to the design files from your local Avnet resource. See how easy it is to get started with your MPSoC development today!

What you will learn by attending:

  • Learn about the low-cost ZUBoard 1CG capabilities and expansion interfaces
  • Explore the available AI and Machine Learning reference designs available
  • See how this low cost development kit can be an entry point into the AMD-Xilinx SoC development ecosystem
  • Availability of the ZUBoard 1CG


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The ZUBoard 1CG provides the flexibility and versatility for engineers to experiment with and learn the AMD-Xilinx Zynq ® UltraScale+ Tm architecture. The affordable ZU1CG device features 81K programmable logic cells with a Dual-core Arm ® Cortex ®-A53 MPCore Tm and Dual-core Arm Cortex-R5F MPCore, as well as cache and on-chip memory. The board also features 1GB of ISSI LPDDR4 with non-volatile boot options in the 256Mb ISSI QSPI Flash or a microSD card slot. Microchip PHYs enable both 10/100/1000 Ethernet and USB 2.0 Host. A microUSB port provides on-board JTAG/UART access. Microchip oscillators and ECS crystals provide clocking to the ZU1 device, the on-chip real-time clock, JTAG, and communication interfaces. Power the board through USB-C with a Microchip controller and TDK μPOL Tm power modules. A combination of slide switches, push buttons, mono- and RGB-LEDs allow user interaction with the board. Both temperature and pressure sensors from STMicroelectronics add environmental data to the system. Additionally, all four ZU+ PS GTR transceivers, 18 PS MIO, and 69 PL I/Os are exposed through Samtec expansion connectors with three SYZYGY ® and one Click Board Tm sites. With a Vivado-enabled board definition file and PetaLinux BSP, you will be up and running in no time! Whether you want to explore bare metal, Linux, or Vitis AI accelerators, the ZUBoard 1CG will give you a base foundation to experiment.

The Presenters

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Camron Chilton, Technical Marketing Engineer at Avnet Mario Bergeron, Technical Marketing Engineer, Avnet

I've worked as a technical sales engineer throughout my career which started at Avnet 20yrs ago helping companies with their product design needs. I now work in Avnet's Advanced Applications Group supporting the development of new products like the ZUBoard based on AMD-Xilinx FPGA and SoC devices and other Avnet supplier partners. I enjoy the challenges of providing solutions for a multitude of applications using the latest technologies.

Mario Bergeron is a Technical Marketing Engineer for Avnet, specializing in video, image and digital signal processing.  Mario has a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Université Laval in Québec City.  He started his career as an ASIC designer, and has since then accumulated over 25 years of DSP and FPGA based embedded design experience. Present activities include deep learning platforms, reference designs, and customer training.