Zedboard Baseboard: Zynq-7020 All Programmable SOC


Waveform developers using the ZeptoSDR have access to the many benefits offered by the tightly coupled dual core ARM Cortex-A9 and the Artix-7 series FPGA on the Zynq-7020, which will allow them to:

  • Target the Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA for intensive processing such as down-conversion, up-conversion, and other PHY layer elements such as OFDM
  • Target The SoC's Dual Core ARM Cortex-A9 for the upper protocol layers
  • Exceed the performance of a discrete FPGA-processor solution, achieving higher bandwidth with lower latency

For those intending to use the Zynq-7000 series for deployment purposes, the Zynq enables low cost, low power solutions which will ultimately yield a cheaper BOM cost and faster NRE cycles.


Zedboard Baseboard Block Diagram


Zedboard Block Diagram


Zedboard Baseboard Specifications


  • Xilinx XC7Z020-1CLG484
    • Includes Dual Arm Cortex-A9, up to 667 MHz
    • Includes Xilinx Artix-7 (85K Logic Cells; 276 GMACs; 220 Programmable DSP Slices)
  • 512 MB DDR3, 226 Mb Quad SPI Flash
  • 4GB SD Card included
  • 1x GigE
  • 1x USB OTG, 1x USB UART
  • HDMI, VGA, 128×32 OLED
  • Slide switches, Push button switches
  • Audio I/O CODEC (line in/out, headphone, Mic)
  • Xilinx XADC header
  • Debug JTAG/DAP
  • Combines the Xilinx Zynq with Nutaq’s Linux embedded OS framework
  • Supports GigE access from remote Linux/Windows PC