MYIR Tech’s 91x63mm Z-turn Lite is a flexible SBC (single-board computer)/dev board that’s offered in a $69 version populated with a Xilinx Zynq Z-7007S SoC with one ARM Cortex-A9 processor core or in a $75 version populated with a dual-core Xilinx Zynq Z-7010 SoC. The two versions of the Zynq SoC are pin-compatible, making it much easier for MYIR to offer two versions of the board using the same pcb layout. Both versions of the Z-turn Lite dev board also include 512Mbytes of DDR3 SDRAM, eMMC Flash memory, QSPI Flash memory, and a TF (SD) card slot.
MYIR Tech Z-turn Lite SBC (single-board computer)/dev board (top)
The above photo of the top of the Z-turn Lite board initially threw me off, as it may you. It looks like the board has a few standard I/O ports (10/100/1000 Ethernet, USB OTG, UART, and JTAG), but no ports that break out the Zynq SoC PL’s (programmable logic’s) many programmable I/O pins for I/O-centric applications such as sensor fusion. That’s why you need to look at the bottom of the board as well because that’s where you’ll find the breakout/expansion connector for an additional 84 PL I/O pins:
MYIR Tech Z-turn Lite SBC (single-board computer)/dev board (bottom)
MYIR’s use of the single- and dual-core Zynq SoC with the same board layout gives you a lot of scalability with respect to PS (processing system) horsepower and some scalability with respect to PL capacity. (Feel free to use this trick yourself.) The PL in the Zynq Z-7007S SoC has 23K logic cells and 66 DSP48E1 slices. The PL in the Zynq Z-7010 SoC has 28K logic cells and 80 DSP48E1 slices.
For more information about the Z-turn Lite SBC/dev board, please contact MYIR directly.
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August 25, 2017 at 04:09AM