One of my goals for the roadest program in 2019 was to explore all the eval boards that make up our ZedBoard Community. We sort of begun that journey last year with roadtests on the MiniZed and the Ultra96. I want to continue that with the other zedboards, starting with the MicroZed.
What's the MicroZed?
The MicroZed is a development board based on Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. It can be used as a stand-alone evaluation board for SoC experimentation or can be combined with a carrier card as an embeddable system-on-module (SOM). This combined stand-alone/SOM approach can quickly move a design idea from concept to production.
Here are a few MicroZed specs:
- Xilinx XC7Z010-1CLG400C SoC
- 1GB of DDR3 SDRAM, 128Mb of QSPI flash, micro SD card interface
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet, USB 2.0, USB to UART communication
- 100 user I/O, configurable as up to 48 LVDS pairs or 100 single ended I/O
- 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
- 33.33MHz oscillator
- User LED and push switch
Here's a block diagram:
Here's a photo:
So, would you like to roadtest the MicroZed? What would you do? Please leave a comment below.