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    The element14 ESSENTIALS of PCB Design covers the different stages of design involved in creating a circuit board for embedded systems. To extend the knowledge covered in the main module, this supplementary guide discusses the types of related components or development boards used for prototyping or product development.

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    Evaluation Kit

     

    Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit

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    The ZCU102 Evaluation Kit enables designers to jumpstart designs for automotive, industrial, video, and communications applications. This kit features a Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC with a quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53, dual-core Cortex-R5F real-time processors, and a Mali-400 MP2 graphics processing unit based on Xilinx's 16nm FinFET+ programmable logic fabric. It supports all major peripherals and interfaces, enabling development for a wide range of applications.

    Optimized for quick application prototyping with Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

    DDR4 SODIMM—4GB 64-bit w/ ECC attached to processing system (PS)

    DDR4 Component—512MB 16-bit attached to programmable logic (PL)

    PCIe® Root Port Gen2 x4, USB3, Display Port, and SATA

    4x SFP+ interfaces for Ethernet

    2x FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interfaces for I/O expansion, including 16 16.3Gb/s GTH transceivers and 64 user-defined differential I/O signals

     

     

    Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC ZC706 Evaluation Kit

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    The Zynq®-7000 SoC ZC706 Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform and transceiver based designs including PCIe. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.

    Optimized for quickly prototyping embedded applications using Zynq-7000 SoCs

    Hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs

    Demonstrates a embedded design, targeting video pipeline

    Advanced memory interface with 1GB DDR3 Component Memory

    1GB DDR3 SODIM Memory

    Enabling serial connectivity with PCIe Gen2x4, SFP+ and SMA Pairs, USB OTG, UART, IIC

    Supports embedded processing with Dual ARM Cortex-A9 core processors

    Develop networking applications with 10-100-1000 Mbps Ethernet (RGMII)

    Implement Video display applications with HDMI out

    Expand I/O with the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface

     

     

    Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit

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    The Artix®-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit features the leading system performance per watt Artix-7 family to get you quickly prototyping for your cost sensitive applications.  This includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs.  This also features a targeted reference design enabling high-performance serial connectivity and advanced memory interfacing equipped with a full license for the Northwest Logic DMA engine.

    Optimized for quickly prototyping cost sensitive applications using Artix-7 FPGAs

    Hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs

    Demonstrates a high performance data transfer system using a PCI Express® x4 Gen2

    Reference design implemented with Northwest Logic DMA engine attached to a AXI interface

    Advanced memory interface with 1GB DDR3 SODIMM  up to 533MHz / 1066Mbps

    Enabling high-performance serial connectivity with GTP ports on FMC, SFP, & SMA

    Supports embedded processing with MicroBlaze, soft 32bit RISC

    Develop networking applications with 10-100-1000 Mbps Ethernet (RGMII)

    Implement Video display applications with HDMI out

    Expand I/O with the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface

     

    Connectivity Kit

     

    Xilinx Virtex-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit

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    The Virtex®-7 FPGA VC709 Connectivity Kit is a 40Gb/s platform for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications containing all the necessary hardware, tools and IP to power quickly through your evaluation and development of connectivity systems. This includes a 40Gb/s targeted reference design featuring, PCI Express Gen 3, a DMA IP core from Northwest Logic, 10GBase-R, AXI, and a Virtual FIFO memory controller interfacing to an external DDR3 memory. To control and monitor this design, the kit includes a connectivity GUI built on Fedora Live OS which includes all the software drivers. Additionally, this kit contains two fiber optic cables and four transceiver modules leveraged by this design.

    40Gb/s Connectivity platform for high-bandwidth and high-performance applications using Virtex-7 VX690T FPGAs

    Hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs

    Featuring 10GBase-R interfacing to external DDR3 memory

    Advanced memory interface with 2 4GB DDR3 SODIM Memory up to 933MHz / 1866Mbps

    Enabling serial connectivity with PCIe Gen3x8, 4 SFP+, SMA Pairs, and UART

    Supports embedded processing with MicroBlaze, soft 32bit RISC

    Develop networking and other serial applications with 4 SFP/SFP+ ports

    Expand I/O with the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) interface

     

    Embedded Kit

     

    Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Embedded Kit

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    The Kintex®-7 Embedded Kit includes the components of the Kintex-7 KC705 Base Evaluation Kit plus all additional soft content that embedded designers need to quickly design their high-performance embedded systems. This includes the embedded targeted reference design and relevant tools such as Vivado® Design Suite.

    Supports embedded processing with MicroBlaze, soft 32bit RISC

    Leverages the Kintex-7 KC705 base board

    Familiar Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE), GNU tools, operating systems, libraries and a pre-verified reference design

     

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