EnSilica introduced the eSi-ZM1 System-on-Module. The small form factor board is built around the Xilinx Zynq Extensible Programming Platform. The eSi-ZM1 enables faster, lower risk development of smarter embedded systems that demand real-time hardware performance. EnSilica’s eSi-Module product roadmap also includes a System-on-Module based on the Altera Cyclone IV SoC.
EnSilica eSi-ZM1 System-on-Module Features
- Powered by ARM dual-core Cortex A9 MPCore
- Built around Xilinx XC7Z020 Extensible Processing Platform
- Small form factor 82 mm x 50 mm
- Commercial and Industrial temperature grade
- Preloaded uSD card with Linux BSP
The eSi-ZM1 System-on-Module features he Xilinx Series-7 FPGA and a dual core ARM Cortex A9 MPcore subsystem running embedded Linux. The eSi-ZM1 offers high I/O count through an MXM3.0 connector, delivering the full capability of the FPGA fabric without sacrificing signal integrity. It features a Gigabit Ethernet PHY with 1588 time stamping, a 4-port USB 2.0 hub, I2C and micro SD-card holder.
The programmable logic provides unlimited possibilities to add virtually any peripheral or create custom accelerators to extend system performance to suit the target application. The module is ideal for developing a range of commercial and industrial applications for automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industrial automation, broadcast, medical imaging and wired communications.
The small form factor, low-cost, high pin count, robust connector, together with availability in commercial and industrial temperature grades, also makes it ideal for both volume production and prototyping of a wide range of Xilinx Zynq-based products. The eSi-ZM1 measures just 82mm by 50mm and is currently being successfully deployed in a number of production products including a radar and media server.
More info: EnSilica eSi-ZM1 System-on-Module (pdf)