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Commercial port available ??? for other Zynq board
Commercial port available for ZC702 board from iVeia.
The ZedBoard Android forum is fairly active: http://www.zedboard.org/content/android-zynq
no community projects ??
A guide to build Android is available at http://www.mit.bme.hu/~wacha/android_zed.pdf
== Bare to the metal ==
== Bare to the metal ==

Revision as of 08:37, 12 April 2013


xilinx zynq 7000 chip XC7Z020-CLG484

512MB DDR 3

256 Mb Quad-SPI Flash

sd card

10/100/1000 Ethernet 2x usb 2 OTG, 2x can 2.0B, 2x I2C, 2x SPI, 4x 32b gpio

Zynq Z-7020

Dual Arm Cortex A9MP hard cores at up to 667MHz with Neon FPU

Artix 7 fpga 85k logic cells with 140 36kb block ram blocks , 220 dsp slices ans 2x 12bit adcs (up to 17 differential inputs)


The zedboard Board is a single-board computer based on Xilinx's Zynq device family. It uses a Xilinx Zynq Z-7020 Zynq device (dual core ARM Cortex-A9 cores ~800MHz paired with a xilinx Artix 7 fpga). See Zynq features for more processor features. [Price is USD 299 academic , USD 395 commerical ].



Quick start http://www.zedboard.org/sites/default/files/GSC-AES-Z7EV-7Z020-G-v1e-press.pdf

Getting started guide http://www.zedboard.org/sites/default/files/GS-AES-Z7EV-7Z020-G-14.1-V5.pdf

Hardware Guide http://www.zedboard.org/sites/default/files/ZedBoard_HW_UG_v1_3.pdf

zedboard documentation page




Chip data sheets

Zynq http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/zynq-7000_data_sheets.htm

Zynq 7000 Overview http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/data_sheets/ds190-Zynq-7000-Overview.pdf

Zynq 7000 DC and AC switching characteristis http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/data_sheets/ds187-XC7Z010-XC7Z020-Data-Sheet.pdf


The board clock is 100MHz into the Programmable logic

The clock can be up or down converted using the Clock modules in the programmable logic.

clocking user guide for the 7-series devices http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/user_guides/ug472_7Series_Clocking.pdf

Expansion Connectors

FMC lpc

five pmod connectors 2x6(2x four signal + vcc & gnd)

pmod expansion boards available from http://www.digilentinc.com/Products/Catalog.cfm?NavPath=2,401&Cat=9

Agile Mixed Signaling (AMS) header - ADC/DAC

Power management


HDMI 1080p

8bit VGA

on board 128 by 32 oled

HDMI Display Reference Design

From ADI http://wiki.analog.com/resources/fpga/xilinx/kc705/adv7511?force_rev=1

Hardware Availability

Academic availability from Digilentinc and distributors

Commercial and others from avnet

Software Availability

Xilinx.com download ISE 14.2 webpack edition

Board definition file http://zedboard.org/sites/default/files/documentations/zedboard_RevC_v2_XML.zip

Master constraints file http://zedboard.org/sites/default/files/documentations/zedboard_master_UCF_RevC_v3.zip


Expansion boards

pmod boards from digilentinc or fmc cards (lpc)

There is an eaglecad library in the zedboard forums for the connectors.


on board usb jtag onboard header for jtag



User button

Two user push buttons , 5 push buttons in a direction pad arrangement, 8 switches , a program button and a reset

Operating systems


ARM Linux supported by the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit or

GNU compiler gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi

Possibly supported by yocto - not tested

Building Linux

Xilinx wiki http://wiki.xilinx.com/zynq-linux

Canbus not supported under linux ?

Setting up development environment

Under ubuntu http://zynqgeek.blogspot.com/2012/08/zedboard-setting-up-arm-development.html

Oled display under linux



Commercial port available for ZC702 board from iVeia. The ZedBoard Android forum is fairly active: http://www.zedboard.org/content/android-zynq A guide to build Android is available at http://www.mit.bme.hu/~wacha/android_zed.pdf

Bare to the metal

Supported by xilinx tools (GNU compiler)

see section 2.1.3 Hello World http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_1/ug873_zynq_ctt.pdf

SD boot

sd card for booting linux or android




Hello World


Custom Peripheral - Bare Metal


Xilinx Tutorials

Software Installation http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_2/iil.pdf


14.2 Tutorials http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/dt_ise14-2_tutorials.htm


Tutorials http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/dt_vivado2012-2_tutorials.htm

Xilinx User guides (chip)

All Zynq documentation http://www.xilinx.com/support/#nav=sd-nav-link-182711&tab=tab-sd

Zynq User guides http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/zynq-7000_user_guides.htm

Zynq TRM http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/sw_manuals/xilinx14_2/ug873-zynq-ctt.pdf

Zynq software developer guide http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/user_guides/ug821-zynq-7000-swdev.pdf

Zynq errata http://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/zynq-7000_errata.htm

Design Advisory Master Answer Record for Zynq-7000 Devices http://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/47916.htm


Xilinx youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/XilinxInc

Zynq videos