Itching to try out the Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP? Ask your doctor if Zedboard is right for you

Avnet and Diligent have teamed up to produce a development board for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP (Extensible Processing Platform), a revolutionary device that fuses a hard-core dual ARM Cortex-A9 processor complex with a fair amount of FPGA fabric. The board includes:

  • One Xilinx Zynq XC7Z020 EPP device
  • 512Mbytes of DDR3 SDRAM
  • 256Mbytes of QSPI Flash
  • A 4Gbyte SD Card pre-formatted with a bootable Linux OS
  • On-board USB-JTAG programming
  • A 10M/100M/1G Ethernet port
  • USB OTG 2.0 and USB-UART
  • I/O expansion
  • Multiple display ports (1080p HDMI, 8-bit VGA, 128×32 OLED)
  • I2S Audio Codec

The ZedBoard kit includes the ZedBoard, power supply, USB cable, and the pre-configured SD card containing a bootable Linux reference design.

Here’s a photo:

Avnet will be selling the commercial version of this board for $399 and Diligent will sell an academic version for $299 for properly credentialed buyers. Details including ordering information for both the commercial and academic versions at

For more detailed information on the Xilinx Zynq EPP, see “Xilinx Zynq EPPs based on two ARM Cortex-A9s create a new category that fits in among SoCs, FPGAs, and microcontrollers.”

And “Friday Video: Want a demo of the Xilinx Zynq 7000 EPP virtual platform?

And “Want to start writing code for the two ARM Cortex-A9 processors on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP right now? Virtual Platform makes it possible

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EDA360 Evangelist and Marketing Director at Cadence Design Systems (blog at
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