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In today's world where video streams are becoming higher resolution and higher data rate, how has the embedded world kept up?

 

UltraZed-EV™ SOM is a high performance, full-featured, System-On-Module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC EV family of devices. Designed in a small form factor, the UltraZed-EV SOM on-board dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory provides an ideal platform for embedded video processing systems.

 

 

 

How have embedded or hardware designers accommodated the trend toward video streams requiring higher resolution, higher data rates, and overall more compute-intensive applications? This webinar will present an example of how this is done using the video-centric Avnet UltraZed-EV platform.   Of the MANY ways that video CAN be processed, a simple demo will show a USB Webcam passing data into the codec and streamed over the Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP).  The benefit to this structure is that almost the entirety of the processing system and programmable logic are available for your custom processing needs for AI/Machine Learning (ML) or other intelligent algorithmic needs!

 

The UltraZed-EV (Embedded Vision) platform adds support for 4K H.264 / H.265 hardware video codec capable of simultaneous encode and decode. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), or H.265, is a video compression standard improves coding efficiency substantially compared to its precedent, the Advanced Video Coding (AVC), or H.264.  HEVC uses efficient coding by encoding video at the lowest possible bit rate while maintaining a high image quality level.  The UltraZed platform is ideal for multimedia, Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for Automotive, surveillance, and other embedded vision applications.  This webinar is presented by drozwood90 an UltraZed Project Engineer at Avnet.

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You can read more of more about the Video Codec Unit (VCU) of the UltraZED-EV here:

 

 

Visit the UltraZed-EV community where you can find Technical Specifications, Reference Designs, and Technical Documents.

 

 

Download the Product Brief and Tech Specs at the bottom of the page!

 

Agenda:

 

Hardware and block diagrams:

 

  • Ultra-Family
  • Avnet UltraZed Kit contents
  • UltraZed-EV Block Diagram
  • Xilinx XCZU7EV Features (7EG vs 7EV)
  • Power Supply (Why programmable is a good choice)

 

Development Environment:

 

  • Vitis
  • Vivado & SDK
  • PetaLinux
  • BSP's and where to find this stuff (including ported TRD)

 

Reference Designs and Demos:

 

  • Xilinx Targeted Reference Design Overview
  • Demo of Running Design
  • Post Demo VCU Configuration / Features (Vivado Configurator Block demo)

 

 

UltraZed-EV™ SOM is a high performance, full-featured, System-On-Module (SOM) based on the Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC EV family of devices. Designed in a small form factor, the UltraZed-EV SOM on-board dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory provides an ideal platform for embedded video processing systems. The UltraZed-EV provides easy access to 152 user I/O pins, 26 PS MIO pins, 4 high-speed PS GTR transceivers along with 4 GTR reference clock inputs, and 16 PL high-speed GTH transceivers along with 8 GTH reference clock inputs through three I/O connectors on the backside of the module.

 

Designers can simply design their own carrier card, plug-in UltraZed-EV SOM, and start their application development with a proven Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC sub-system. Available with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC XCZU7EV-FBVB900, XCZU5EV-FBVB900, or XCZU4EV-FBVB900 device (the UltraZed-EV SOM will also support the XCZU4EG, XCZU5EG, and XCZU7EG device in the FBVB900 package), the UltraZed-EV SOM enables designers to build multimedia, automotive ADAS, surveillance, and other embedded vision applications with confidence and ease. The MPSoC EV device with its integrated H.264/H.265 video codec unit is capable of simultaneous encode and decode up to 4Kx2K (60fps).

 

 

UltraZed-EV SoM

 

  • SoC - Xilinx UltraScale+ MPSoC XCZU7EV-1FBVB900E with:
    • 4x Arm Cortex A53 cores @ 1.5 GHz, 2x Cortex
    • R5 real-time cores @ 500 MHz
    • Arm Mali-400MP2 GPU @ 600 MHz
    • H.264/H.265 VPU with encode/decode up to 4K @ 60 fps
    • 504K logic cells, 461K flip flops, 11Mbit BRAM, 27 Mbit UltraRAM, 1728 DSP slices
  • IO/s
    • 152x user PL (Programmable Logic) I/O
    • 26x user PS (Processor System) I/O
  • Transceivers
    • GTR – 4x PS based PCIe Gen 2
    • GTH – 4x PL based transceivers with PCIe Gen 3
  • Dimensions – 10.16 x 6.35 cm

UltraZed-EV carrier board

 

  • Single UltraZed-EV SOM slot via 3 JX micro connectors (2 x 200-pin, -1 x 120-pin) providing access to the module’s I/O and power signals
  • Storage – microSD card connector, SATA 3.0 host interface
  • Video I/O / DIsplay I/F
    • DisplayPort connector
    • LVDS Touch Panel interface
    • HDMI In/Out Interfaces
  • Connectivity - RJ45 connector,  dual SFP+ interfaces
  • USB – USB 2.0/3.0 connector
  • Expansion
    • PS PMOD header
    • 2x PL PMOD headers
    • PMBus header
    • 3G-SDI In/Out Interfaces
    • FMC HPC slot for FPGA mezzanine card
    • PCIe Gen2 x1 Root Port
    • Debugging – Dual USB-UART;  Digilent USB-JTAG module, PC4 JTAG header -Misc – PL user DIP and Push switches,  PL & PS user LEDs, PS VBATT battery, SOM reset switch, differential clock generator

 

 

Target Applications:

 

  • Embedded system-on-module (SOM)
  • Embedded vision
  • Test & measurement
  • Industrial automation

 

The Presenter:

Daniel Rozwood, UltraZed Project Engineer, Avnet

Over my career, having worked in a wide variety fields, from Automotive Safety Test equipment, VoIP, Telco systems, Thermal Imaging Camera, and Satellite / Terrestrial Radio Communications, I have been fortunate enough to have a wide variety of experience allowing me to be in a unique position having seen and worked with everything from gate logic, to FPGA and ASIC design.  The most fun I've had was working with FPGAs where you do not have the pressure of 'cutting an ASIC,' yet you get the fun of designing your OWN chip!  Now, being in Avnet's Products & Emerging Technologies group, I currently work with all of our boards and have a major focus on the UltraZed family.

When and Where

  • Start Time:

    Feb 19, 2020 3:00 PM CDT (America/Chicago)
  • End Time:

    Feb 19, 2020 4:00 PM CDT (America/Chicago)
  • Location:

    On24

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    Webinar
  • Event Visibility & Attendance Policy:

    Open

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