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    Welcome to -V2
    The Ultra96-V2 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC dev board modeled after the Linaro 96Boards' CE (Consumer Edition) specification. It has a Microchip-certified radio and standard dev platform that can be used by developers of software applications, hardware devices, and kernels. Its components allow industrial temperature grade options for harsh environmental applications.

    The Ultra96-V2 updates and refreshes the Ultra96 product that was released in 2018. Like Ultra96, the Ultra96-V2 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ™ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE) specification. Ultra96-V2 is available in more countries around the world as it has been designed with a certified radio module from Microchip. Additionally, Ultra96-V2 is available in both commercial and industrial temperature grade options. Additional power control and monitoring is possible with the included Infineon Pmics. Product Brief (Datasheet)

    Like Ultra96, the Ultra96-V2 boots from the provided Delkin 16 GB microSD card. Engineers have options of connecting to Ultra96-V2 through a Webserver using integrated wireless access point capability or to use the provided PetaLinux desktop environment which can be viewed on the integrated Mini DisplayPort video output. Multiple application examples and on-board development options are provided as examples.

    Ultra96-V2 provides four user-controllable LEDs. Engineers may also interact with the board through the 96Boards-compatible low-speed and high-speed expansion connectors by adding peripheral accessories such as those included in the MikroE Click Mezzanine for 96Boards (available as an accessory).

    Micron LPDDR4 memory provides 2 GB of RAM in a 512M x 32 configuration. Wireless options include 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5 Low Energy. The radio module is Agency Certified in over 75 countries. UARTs are accessible on a header as well as through the expansion connector. JTAG is available through a header. The convenient JTAG/UART Pod (available as an accessory) provides both JTAG and UART connections via USB. I2C is available through the expansion connector.

    Two Microchip USB3320 USB 2.0 ULPI Transceivers and one Microchip USB5744 4-Port SS/HS USB Controller Hub enable multiple USB connections. Ultra96-V2 provides one upstream (device) and two downstream (host) USB 3.0 connections. A USB 2.0 downstream (host) interface is provided via the high-speed expansion.

    An IDT VersaClock 6E clock generator provides timing for USB 3.0, USB 2.0, DisplayPort, and the Xilinx MPSoC primary clock input.

    The integrated Infineon programmable power regulators generate all on-board voltages from an external 12V supply (available as an accessory) as well as providing access to power telemetry through PMBus connectivity.

    The original Ultra96 (referred to as Ultra96-V1 now) has been discontinued, but you may still access the on-line forum, technical documentation, and more.

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    I/O Port View
    Block Diagram


    • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU3EG A484
    • Micron 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory
    • Delkin 16 GB microSD card + adapter
    • PetaLinux environment available for download
    • Microchip Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
    • IDT VersaClock 6E clock generator
    • Infineon high efficiency power management
    • Aavid/Boyd Heatsink
    • Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP or mDP)
    • 1x USB 3.0 Type Micro-B upstream port
    • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Type A downstream ports
    • 40-pin 96Boards Low-speed expansion header
    • 60-pin 96Boards High-speed expansion header
    • 85mm x 54mm form factor
    • Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition compatible

    Target Applications

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Machine Learning
    • IoT/Cloud connectivity for add-on sensors
    • Embedded Computing
    • Robotic
    • Entry level Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC development environment
    • Training, prototyping and proof-of-concept demo platform
    • Wireless design and demonstrations using Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

    Kit Includes

    • Ultra96-V2 development board
    • 16 GB microSD card + adapter
    • Voucher for SDSoC License from Xilinx
    • Quick-start instruction card


    Ultra96-V2 Powered Smart Cities and AI Demo

    UAvnet Ultra96-V2 Powered Turtlebot3 Burger Robotics Demo

    Reference Designs
    Ultra96 Factory Image

    SDSoC Baremetal Platform - Xilinx Matrix Multiply Example

    SDSoC PetaLinux Platform - Xilinx Matrix Multiply Example

    Development Using Ubuntu Desktop Linux

    These tutorials provide a means to integrate several different technologies on a single platform. Using the Avnet target boards, we have the power of a ARM Cortex-A9 processors, combined with the unrivaled flexibility of Xilinx programmable logic to implement custom hardware systems. We use a Linux kernel as the foundation operating system running on the processor cores which enables a very large ecosystem of software to be run on our development kits. Virtual machines can provide a very convenient Ubuntu development environment for building the hardware platform and cross-compiling software to target the Processing System.

    PetaLinux Board Support Packages

    Vitis PetaLinux Platform

    Vitis PetaLinux Platform PreBuilt Example

    PYNQ Framework for Ultra96

    Accelerate your designs with PYNQ, a Python friendly development framework for the ZYNQ SoC family. Available now for Ultra96.

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