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3 Posts authored by: Fred27 Top Member
As part of my Eclypse Z7: Zynq-7000 SoC Development Board - Review road test, I decided to try creating my own SYZYGY peripheral board. I've already documented my research into the Syzygy/Zmod ecosystem here and quickly designed a board to be sent off to one of the usual Chinese board houses for production. I have no particular affinity for any of them but decided to go for Elecrow this time and spun up a PCB with a black soldermask to go with the Eclypse Z7 and the Digilent Zmod boards.   ...
As part of my Eclypse Z7: Zynq-7000 SoC Development Board - Review  road test, I'm hoping to investigate further into the Zmod add-on board ecosystem. Whilst Digilent call their board Zmods, these are based on the open SYZYGY specification. Let's just clarify what the difference is.   What's a Zmod? Zmod is a term created and used by Digilent. If you look at their documentation they describe Zmods as follows: The Zmod™ family is Digilent's line of peripheral modules that conform ...
The Element 14 road test program is awesome. Where else would you get the opportunity to be sent some amazing bit of tech to play with? And all that is asked in return is that you write up what you found. Simple. Fair. In fact it's better than fair. As a road tester I think we definitely get the better end of the deal. But it is a deal.   I've done a few road tests. Some big. Some small. No matter how excited I am about the product, there's always a slight sinking feeling when it arrives. ...

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