Eclypse Z7: Zynq-7000 SoC Development Board with SYZYGY-compatible Expansion

(1 review) Write a Review


The Eclypse Z7 is specifically designed to enable the rapid prototyping and development of embedded measurement systems. Featuring high-speed Zmod ports for modular expansion and a Xilinx Zynq®-7020 SoC, the Eclypse Z7 is fast and flexible, reducing the time it takes for engineers and researchers to develop innovative and powerful new high-speed instrumentation, control, and measurement systems for edge-computing, medical, and communications applications. The Eclypse Z7 is the first host board of the Eclypse Platform.

Zmod Expansion

Zmod is Digilent’s new expansion solution using the open-source SYZYGY standard from Opal Kelly. Faster than the Pmod Standard and more compact and cost-effective than FMC, Zmods improve the customizability options for high-speed I/O. Plug in your application specific Zmods and get up and running in hours or days, instead of weeks or months. Zmods available from Digilent can be found here.

Eclypse Platform Software

The Eclypse Z7 is a component of the Eclypse Platform, which pairs Digilent’s open software API with Digilent’s novel Eclypse hardware. Pre-built Linux images are accompanied by the API, and Petalinux is supported to build and deploy custom Embedded Linux solutions. This system allows users to plug in their Zmods of choice and get started prototyping new measurement, instrumentation, and control systems without directly interfacing with the FPGA until desired. With this system, embedded Linux developers can leverage the power of FPGA without possessing hardware expertise. Currently, C and C++ are supported, with plans to add support for other programming languages in the future.

Guides and demos are available to help you get started quickly with the Eclypse Z7. These can be found through the Support Materials tab.

 Zynq-7000 APSoC
    • Chip number: XC7Z020-1CLG484C
    • 667 MHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor
    • DDR3L memory controller with 8 DMA channels and 4 High Performance AXI3 Slave ports
    • High-bandwidth peripheral controllers: 1G Ethernet, USB 2.0, SDIO
    • Low-bandwidth peripheral controllers: SPI, UART, CAN, I2C
    • Programmable from JTAG, Quad-SPI flash, and microSD card
    • Programmable logic equivalent to Artix-7 FPGA
    • 1 GiB DDR3L with 32-bit bus @ 1066 MT/s
    • 16 MB Quad-SPI Flash with factory programmed 128-bit random number and 48-bit globally unique EUI-48/64™ compatible identifier
    • microSD card slot
    • Powered from external 12V 5A supply
    • Platform MCU for configuration of adjustable power supplies and temperature management
 USB and Ethernet
    • Gigabit Ethernet PHY
    • USB-JTAG programming circuitry
    • USB-UART bridge
    • USB micro AB port with USB 2.0 PHY with Host/Device/OTG capabilities
 Zmod Ports
    • 2 ports following the SYZYGY Standard interface specification
    • Compatible with a variety of SYZYGY pods, allowing for a wide variety of applications
    • Dedicated differential clocks for input and output
    • 8 differential I/Os per port
    • 16 single-ended I/Os per port
    • DNA interfaces connected to Platform MCU allowing for various auto-negotiated power supply configurations
 Pmod Ports
    • 2 twelve-pin ports for a total of 16 FPGA-connected I/Os
    • High speed voltage translation and protection circuitry
 User GPIO
    • 2 push-buttons
    • 2 RGB LEDs
 Product Compliance
    • HTC: 8471500150
    • ECCN: 4A994.b
  • Eclypse Z7 Development Board
  • FPGA fan
  • USB A to Micro B programming cable
  • USB A to Micro A cable
  • 12V 5A power supply
  • Digilent custom packaging
  • Additional contents depend on the option choice:
    • Adding one Zmod ADC and one Zmod DAC
    • Adding two Zmod DACs
    • Adding two Zmod ADCs

To create and modify designs for your Eclypse Z7, you can use Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite. Vivado is a software designed for the synthesis and analysis of HDL designs. The Eclypse Z7 is supported by the free WebPACK edition.

You can use Xilinx's PetaLinux Tools to customize, build, and deploy Embedded Linux solutions on the Zynq-7000. While the Vitis Unified Software Platform enables the development of embedded software and accelerated applications on heterogeneous Xilinx platforms, such as the Zynq-7000.

The software API from Digilent, provided as part of the Eclypse platform, provides function descriptions and prototypes for conveniently interfacing with the functionality of available Zmods. A set of libraries, for both Linux and bareetal (standalone) platforms, is provided for each Zmod. Additional information can be found in the Zmod Base Library User Guide or the Eclypse Z7's Resource Center linked under the Support Materials tab.

Quickly find what you need to get started and reduce mean time to blink.

All product support including documentation, projects, and the Digilent Forum can be accessed through the product resource center.

Resource Center

Quick Links

Reference Manual

Videos Hide Videos Show Videos

1 Review Hide Reviews Show Reviews

  • 5
    good product

    Posted by Digilent Customer on 9th Aug 2020