Enclustra’s Mars ZX3 embedded processing module is based on the Xilinx Zynq-7020 Extensible Processing Platform. The Mars ZX3 EPM provides a complete system solution in an industry-standard SO-DIMM form factor (68 x 30 mm). The ZX3 is the third member of the Mars family of SO-DIMM sized FPGA modules. The first members included the Mars MX1 and Mars MX2 based on the Artix-7 family of Xilinx FPGA’s. All Mars modules share a common pinout (with some restrictions) which enables easy migration.
The ZedBoard is a community oriented development kit for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). The ZedBoard kit includes the ZedBoard, power supply, USB cable, and pre-configured SD card containing a bootable Linux reference design. The commercial version of the ZedBoard is available from Avnet for $395. The kid is ideal for exploring and prototyping application ideas for the new Zynq-7000 EPP architecture.
Cadence Design Systems’ virtual platform for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) is now available as a production release. The Zynq-7000 EPP virtual platform enables simultaneous development of hardware and software before hardware availability. It reduces development costs and speeds time-to-market. The Cadence virtual platform for the Zynq-7000 EPP is available now to customers who are in the Xilinx early access program.
Xilinx and Cadence Design Systems have developed an extensible virtual platform for Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) based systems. The virtual platform enables system design, software development, and testing prior to hardware availability. The Cadence/Xilinx solution can map the Zynq-7000 family’s extensibility without the need for any hardware other than a workstation. Early access to Zynq-7000 EPP Extensible Virtual Platform will be available around the first quarter of 2012.
Xilinx introduced the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP). The family consists of the Zynq-7010, Zynq-7020, Zynq-7030 and Zynq-7040 devices. The Zynq-7000 family combines an ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor-based system with 28nm, low-power programmable logic. The first silicon devices will be available in the second half of 2011. Engineering samples are expected in the first half of 2012. The Zynq-7000 family will have an entry point of below $15 in high volumes. The Zynq-7000 EPP family is ideal for video surveillance, automotive driver assistance, factory automation, and other embedded applications.