Eclypse Z7

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Eclypse Z7
Zynq-7000 SoC Development Board with SYZYGY-compatible Expansion
Features
Programmable from JTAG, Quad-SPI flash, and microSD card
Programmable from JTAG, Quad-SPI flash, and microSD card
  • Full support for Vivado, including tool integration, example projects and tutorials
  • Out-of-the-box Petalinux support, including example projects and tutorials
  • 667MHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with tightly integrated Xilinx FPGA
  • 2 SYZYGY Standard Interfaces for high-speed data transfer in modular systems
  • 2 Pmod connectors for additional system modularity
  • 1 GB DDR3L with 32-bit bus @ 1066 Mhz
  • USB and Ethernet connectivity
Key FPGA Specifications
Part Number
XC7Z020-1CLG484C
Logic Slices
13,300
6-Input LUTs
53,200
Flip-Flops
106,400
Block RAM
630 KB
DSP Slices
220
Clock Resources
Zynq PLL with 4 outputs
4 PLLs
4 MMCMs
125 MHz external clock
Internal ADC
Dual-channel, 1 MSPS
Connectivity
SYZYGY Connectors
Two SYZYGY Standard Interfaces
Pmod Connectors
Two Pmod Ports
Ethernet
10/100/1000 Mbps with Realtek PHY
USB
USB-UART
USB-JTAG programmer
USB micro-AB Host/Device/OTG port
Memories
DDR3
1024 MB / 1066 Mbps
QSPI Flash
16 MB
SD
microSD card connector
On-board I/O
Buttons
2
Tri-Color LEDs
2
Electrical
Power Inputs
12V 5A (barrel jack) supply
Pmod Connectors
3.3V logic standard, 5V tolerant
SYZYGY Connectors
1.2V to 3.3V, 2A budget shared by both connectors
Automatically negotiated on board bring-up
FPGA Fan
Managed by Eclypse Platform MCU
Physical
Width
99 mm (3.9 in)
Length
160 mm (6.3 in)

The Eclypse Z7 is a powerful prototyping platform, featuring Xilinx's Zynq-7000 APSoC. Two SYZYGY interface connectors are featured, enabling high speed modular systems.

Eclypse is designed to enable high speed analog data capture and analysis right out of the box. It is a platform for research and rapid prototyping of test and measurement applications, potentially including software defined radio, ultrasound, other medical devices, and much more. As a host board for Zmods, applications for the Eclypse can vary significantly between system configurations.

Petalinux is supported out of the box. Pre-built Linux images are accompanied by a software API for bulk data transfer. This system allows new users to get started without touching hardware until desired. The software supports a variety of common programming languages, including Python, C/C++, and more. Digilent offers fully open and customizable hardware designs, Linux images, and Linux software applications.



Documentation

Peripherals

  • The Eclypse Z7 is compatible with modules that conform to Digilent's Pmod™ Specification, including Digilent's line of Pmods.

Tutorials and Guides

Important: The Eclypse Z7's tutorials, projects, and system images target Vivado 2019.1 and Petalinux 2019.1, and are not officially supported in other versions of Vivado.

Setting Up Development Environments

Vivado and Xilinx SDK
Petalinux
  • Petalinux is a tool created by Xilinx, used for the creation and modification of Linux images for Xilinx chips, including the Zynq-7000.
    Xilinx's Petalinux Tools Reference Guide (UG1144) covers installation and usage of Petalinux. Chapter 2 discusses the installation process.
    Note: For Windows users, Digilent recommends the use of either a dual-boot Linux setup or virtual machine that fits the requirements specified in UG1144, linked above.

Software


Hardware

    • This tutorial covers the creation of a basic baremetal application that blinks an LED. Vivado IPI is used to design the system and Xilinx SDK is used to develop the application.
    • This tutorial covers the steps necessary to add support for a selected Zmod to the Eclypse Z7 Base Vivado Project and Eclypse Z7 Base Petalinux image.

Additional Guides

    • This tutorial covers the creation of a basic design that blinks an LED, written in an RTL language. The processor is not used.
    • This tutorial covers the basics of Pmod IPs, Creating a simple Vivado IPI design and Xilinx SDK application to run an example on the board.
    • This tutorial covers the addition of a hierarchical block supporting a specific peripheral, whether Pmod or Zmod, to an existing IPI design, adding required library source files to a baremetal Xilinx SDK application project, and running an example on the board.
    • Note: The steps necessary to add support for the selected peripheral into Petalinux are not covered.

Example Projects and System Images

Additional Resources