Genesys ZU

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Genesys ZU
Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Development Board
Features
Key FPGA Specifications
Part Number
XCZU3EG-SFVC784-1-E
APU
Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53
RPU
Dual-core ARM Cortex-R5
GPU
ARM Mali™-400
Video Codec
H.264/H.265 (*Only on 5EV variant)
Logic Cells
154K / (256K*)
Block RAM
7.6 Mb / (5.1 Mb*)
UltraRAM
18.0 Mb (*Only on 5EV variant)
DSP Slices
360 / (1,248*)
Clock Resources
3 Clock Management Tiles (4*)
  • (*ZU-5EV variant value where different)
Peripheral Connectivity
USB-C
USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1 Dual-Role Device
MiniPCIe / mSATA
dual slot, Half-/Full-size
USB 2.0 Host
2 x Type-A
Network Connectivity
On-board Wi-Fi
2.4 GHz
Ethernet
1G w/ IEEE 1588
WLAN/WWAN/LoRa
option - MiniPCIe
SFP+ 10G Ethernet
(*Only on 5EV variant)
  • (*ZU-5EV variant value where different)
Memories
Main Memory
DDR4, 4GB, 1866 MT/s (2133 MT/s*), upgradeable
Flash
ISSI 256 Mib SNOR
SD
104 MB/s
SSD
option - mSATA
  • (*ZU-5EV variant value where different)
Multimedia
DisplayPort
1.2a Dual-Lane
Pcam
2 x Dual-Lane
HDMI Source
(*Only on 5EV variant)
HDMI Sink
(*Only on 5EV variant)
Audio Codec
Present on both variants
  • (*ZU-5EV variant value where different)
Expansion Connectors
Pmod
4x
SYZYGY
1x
FMC
1x
FMC Gigabit
1x (*Only on 5EV variant)
  • (*ZU-5EV variant value where different)
User I/O
LEDs
4 PL-connected LEDs
1 MIO-connected LED
RGB LED
1 PL-connected RGB LED
Buttons
5 PL-connected buttons
2 MIO-connected buttons
Switches
4 PL-connected switches

The Digilent Genesys ZU is a stand-alone Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development board. It is an advanced computing platform with powerful multimedia and network connectivity interfaces. The excellent mix of on-board peripherals, upgrade-friendly DDR4, Mini PCIe and microSD slots, and high-speed expansion connectors are bound to support a wide number of use-cases. Furthermore, the Genesys ZU is available in two variants with different MPSoC options and additional features for even more flexibility.

The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC at the heart of the Genesys ZU is a big leap from the Zynq-7000 series. Faster and more processor cores, upgraded memory interface, integrated gigabit transceivers bring support for DDR4, USB Type-C 3.1, PCIe, SATA, DisplayPort, SFP+* and HDMI*. The Genesys ZU is primarily targeted towards Linux-based applications that allows easy access to Wi-Fi, cellular radio (WWAN), SSD, USB SuperSpeed, and 4K video.

Getting Started

Documentation

Guides

    • Note: When installing Vivado, make sure to include support for Zynq Ultrascale+ parts.
    • Note: Digilent projects for the Genesys ZU are currently only supported in Vivado 2019.1.
    • Note: This guide was originally written for non-Ultrascale Zynq boards and boards using Microblaze. The flow for Ultrascale Zynq is largely the same as non-Ultrascale Zynq. The “Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC” IP core should be used in place of the “ZYNQ7 Processing System”

Out-of-Box Demo