Digilent Introducing Genesys ZU-5EV for Smarter Vision

The Genesys ZU-5EV is designed with high-definition video in mind, and is ideal for multimedia, automotive ADAS, surveillance, and other embedded vision applications. The board features a Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC (Multi-Processing System on Chip) EV device. The ZU5EV is equipped with a quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 applications processor, dual-core Cortex-R5 real-time processor, Mali™-400 MP2 graphics processing unit, 4KP60 capable H.264/H.265 video codec, and 16nm FinFET+ programmable logic.

The excellent mix of on-board peripherals, upgrade-friendly DDR4, Mini PCIe and microSD slots, multi-camera, a video codec, and GTH transceivers allow HDMI Source, Sink, and 10G SFP+ to support a wide number of use-cases. Different specialized ports, including FMC Gigabit expansion ports, Pmod, and high-speed SYZYGY-compliant expansion module ports for our new Zmods, enable flexible expansion and easy access to a wide ecosystem of add-on modules, perfect for silicon evaluation and rapid prototyping.

The Genesys ZU-5EV is fully compatible with Xilinx’s high-performance Vitis™ and Vivado® suites. This toolset melds FPGA logic design and embedded ARM software development into an easy-to-use, intuitive design flow. It can be used to design systems of any complexity, from a complete operating system running multiple server applications to a simple bare-metal program that controls some LEDs. It is also possible to treat the MPSoC as a standalone FPGA for those not interested in using the processor in their design.

Key Features:

  • XCZU5EV-SFVC784-1-E (with heat sink and fan)
    • Quad-core ARM® Cortex-A53 Application Processing Unit
    • Dual-core ARM® Cortex-R5 Real-Time Processing Unit
    • Mali-400 MP2 graphics processing unit
    • 256K logic cells
  • Memory:
    • 4 GiB DDR4 SODIMM module
    • ISSI 256 MB SNOR Flash
    • MicroSD Card Slot
  • Peripheral connectivity:
    • USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1 Dual-Role Device
    • MiniPCIe / mSATA dual slot
    • USB 2.0 Host
  • Network connectivity:
    • 4 GHz on-board WiFi
    • 1G w/IEEE 1588 Ethernet
    • SIM card slot
    • WLAN/WWAN/LoRa: option – MiniPCIe
    • SFP+ 10G Ethernet
  • Multimedia:
    • 2a Dual-Lane Display Port
    • 2x Pcam Dual-Lane
    • Audio Codec
    • 264/H.265
    • HDMI Source
    • HDMI Sink
  • Expansion:
    • 1x FMC expansion connector
    • 1 x FMC Gigabit
    • 1x SYZYGY port
    • 4x Pmod ports

Genesys ZU 5V is now available in Elfa Distrelec.