Design engineers and system architects can now leverage unique video and storage add-ons for the ZUBoard 1CG. Avnet brings a new DisplayPort and eMMC add-on module which provides the essential features of high-definition video output and rugged, bootable storage to the ZUBoard 1CG.
The Avnet ZUBoard 1CG features the AMD-Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU1CG device – the smallest, lowest power, and most cost-optimized member of the Zynq UltraScale+ family. It is ideal for miniaturized, compute-intensive edge applications in industrial and healthcare systems, embedded vision cameras, AV-over-IP 4K and 8K-ready streaming, hand-held test equipment, consumer, and medical applications.
“This prototyping module for the ZUBoard 1CG is specially created for designers who are focusing on embedded vision, AI and edge computing applications,” said Jim Beneke, vice president Advanced Applications Group, Avnet. “This new add-on module will enable cost-effective, high-performance design for applications requiring both high resolution video output and rugged permanent storage—while making the board even easier to use.
The new module features Micron’s e.MMC memory using 20nm triple level cell NAND technology (TLC). This 32GB storage device features NAND flash stacked with a JEDEC-compliant controller in an industry standard BGA package. This single-package solution manages operations – such as wear leveling, bad block management and device mapping – internally, simplifying system development work. The e.MMC device is specifically designed to address the mass storage needs and keeps up with the increasingly complex error correction code (ECC) implementation and data management requirements of TLC NAND flash devices.
In addition, the DisplayPort interface on the new add-on module connects directly to the transceivers inside the Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC processing system, minimizing external circuitry and cost associated with adding video output to Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC applications.
The Avnet-designed add-on module is available today in the Americas, EMEA, APAC and Japan for $59 (USD). Learn more about the add-ons.