24 Replies Latest reply on Nov 18, 2018 3:56 AM by nixiefairy

    Heads Up on an Upcoming RoadTest: Ultra96


      I wanted to give everyone in the RoadTest group some info on a new development board that will be roadtested in the near future: the Ultra96™. This board is a great fit for anyone involve in AI or machine learning applications.


      What follows is a brief overview of the Ultra96™.


      Ultra96™ is an ARM-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC development board based on the Linaro 96Boards specification. The 96Boards’ specifications are open and define a standard board layout for development platforms that can be used by software application, hardware device, kernel, and other system software developers.


      Features include:

      • Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU3EG A484
      • Micron 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory
      • Delkin 16 GB MicroSD card + adapter
      • Pre-loaded with PetaLinux environment
      • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
      • 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


      Ultra96 boots from the provided Delkin 16 GB MicroSD card, pre-loaded with PetaLinux. You have the option of connecting to Ultra96 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.


      Ultra96 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 Seed Studio’s Grove Starter Kit for 96Boards.


      What do you thinking about roadtesting this board? What would you do with it?