Avnet Releases UltraZed-EV Starter Kit

Avnet  a leading global technology solutions provider, today released the Ultra Zed-EV Starter Kit, providing designers with the core tools necessary to shape the future of advanced embedded vision design and turn their ideas into reality. By bundling the new Ultra Zed-EV System on Module (SOM) and Carrier Card, Avnet has created a complete platform for prototyping and evaluating embedded video processing systems.

The Ultra Zed-EV Starter Kit is based on the Xilinx® Zynq® Ultra Scale+ MPSoC EV device family and is the latest addition to Avnet’s Zed board portfolio of modules and peripherals supporting customer product development leveraging SoC technology from Xilinx. The full Zed board family includes the Micro Zed, Pico Zed, Ultra Zed and Mini Zed and for applications including embedded vision, IoT, IIoT, voice processing and software defined radio.

“Providing lower-power, higher-efficiency machines with the ability to see, sense and immediately respond to inputs creates unique opportunities for system differentiation,” said Dan Roz wood, Ultra Zed project engineer for Avnet. “By leveraging the scalability and flexibility offered by the Zynq Ultra Scale+ MPSoC portfolio, Avnet’s new Ultra Zed-EV Starter Kit allows designers to focus on their product’s feature set rather than high-speed, digital design infrastructure.”

“Avnet’s Ultra Zed-EV Starter Kit and accompanying SOMs give embedded vision and multimedia application developers access to the Zynq Ultra Scale+ EV device family to offer power-efficient solutions to many of today’s video-centric edge device designs, while future-proofing for the evolving standards,” said Sumit Shah, director of product marketing at Xilinx. “Complemented by full software development support, this platform is provided with Embedded Linux-based reference designs, which in conjunction with Xilinx’s extensive video IP subsystem portfolio, enable customers to develop an end-to-end platform to immediately start application development.”

Technical Highlights:

The Ultra Zed-EV SOM

  • High-performance, full-featured SOM with onboard dual system memory, high-speed transceivers, Ethernet, USB, and configuration memory
  • Easy access to 152 user I/O pins, 26 processing system (PS) MIO pins, four high-speed PS-GTR transceivers along with four GTR reference clock inputs and 16 programmable logic (PL) high-speed GTH transceivers, and 16 programmable logic (PL) high-speed GTH transceivers
  • Zynq Ultra Scale+ MPSoC EV with integrated H.264/H.265 video codec unit, capable of simultaneous encode and decode at up to 4k60

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