Zybo Z7: Zynq-7000 ARM/FPGA SoC Development Board

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Note: the SDCoC voucher bundles are now retired. The WebPACK edition of the Vivado Design Suite is available and does not require a paid license.

The Zybo Z7 is a ready-to-use embedded software and digital circuit development board built around the Xilinx Zynq-7000 family. The Zynq-7000 tightly integrates a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Xilinx 7-series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic.

A rich set of multimedia and connectivity peripherals make the Zybo Z7 a formidable single-board computer. A MIPI CSI-2 compatible Pcam connector, HDMI input, HDMI output, and high DDR3L bandwidth establish the Zybo Z7 as an affordable, yet capable, solution for high-end embedded vision applications. Attaching additional hardware is made easy by the Zybo Z7's Pmod connectors, allowing access to Digilent's catalog of over 70 Pmod peripheral boards, including motor controllers, sensors, displays, and more.

The Zybo Z7 is supported by Xilinx's Vivado Design Suite, including the free WebPACK version. You can also interact with the processing system (PS) with Xilinx's Vitis Unified Software Platform and PetaLinux Tools.

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

Note for repeat customers: There has been a change to this product. More information can be found in the RTL8211E and W25Q128JV PCN documents, available through the Support tab.

  • ZYNQ Processor
    • 667MHz 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 controller: SPI, UART, CAN, I2C
    • Programmable from JTAG, Quad-SPI flash, and microSD card (Micro B USB cable NOT included).
    • Programmable logic equivalent to Artix-7 FPGA
  • Memory
    • 1 GB DDR3L with 32-bit bus @ 533 MHz (1066 MHz)
    • 16 MB Quad-SPI Flash with factory programmed 128-bit random number and 48-bit globally unique EUI-48/64™ compatible identifier
      • Due to supply chain constraints, the Spansion S25FL128S has been replaced by the Winbond W25Q128JV starting with revision D.0. These parts are not functionally equivalent, but flash programming through Vivado and the QSPI boot mode are not affected. More information can be found in the "Product Change Notice - Flash Memory" document, which can be found in the Zybo Z7 Resource Center, available through the Support tab.
    • microSD slot
  • Power
    • Powered from USB or any 5V external power source
  • USB and Ethernet
    • Gigabit Ethernet PHY
      • Due to obsolescence, the Realtek RTL8211E has been replaced by the Realtek8211F starting with revision D.0. These parts are not functionally equivalent, but the capabilities of the Ethernet port are not affected. More information can be found in the "Product Change Notice - Ethernet PHY" document, which can be found in the Zybo Z7 Resource Center, available through the Support tab.
    • USB-JTAG Programming circuitry
    • USB-UART bridge
    • USB 2.0 OTG PHY (supports host only) 
  • Audio and Video
    • HDMI sink port (input) with CEC (Zybo Z7-20) and without CEC (Zybo Z7-10)
    • HDMI source port (output) with CEC
    • Audio codec with stereo headphone, stereo line-in, and microphone jacks
  • Switches, Push-buttons, and LEDs
    • 6 push-buttons
    • 4 slide switches
    • 5 LEDs
    • 2 RGB LEDs
  • Expansion Connectors
    • 6 Pmod ports on the Zybo Z7-20 (5 on the Zybo Z7-10)
  • Product Compliance: 
    • HTC: 8471500150
    • ECCN: 5A992.c
  • Zybo Z7-10 or Zybo Z7-20 (the Zybo Z7-20 variant comes with a heat sink)
  • Digilent cardboard packaging with protective foam

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

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.

Note: Xilinx software tools are not available for download in some countries. Prior to purchasing the Zybo Z7, please check the supporting software's availability, as it is required for the board's use.

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  • 5
    NIce little board with Camera and Audio Input

    Posted by Rosa Zheng on 29th Nov 2023

    Great for teaching Vitis, Vitus HLS, and Vivado. Enabling fun projects with video, audio, and AI.

  • 5
    Good board to learners

    Posted by Varat Vohra on 22nd Feb 2022

    It is very good for the learners. I am using it for my academic course project and other hobby projects as well.

  • 4
    Great, but lack of programming cable and transformer

    Posted by REDHA FOURAR on 15th Dec 2021

    I am delighted to receive this wonderful board. Programming cable and transformer are not included so I will give you 4 stars.

  • 2
    Not recommended

    Posted by Andrei on 12th Nov 2021

    Samples aren't updated and often don't even build. Support is virtually non-existent.

  • 5
    Nice board

    Posted by Kay on 3rd Apr 2021

    Works fine so far with the latest Vivado 2020.2 and Vitis. One thing that should be improved is the packaging, the thin paper box is very cheap and I already tore it by just opening it the first time. A thicker cardboard or even better a plastic box should be standard for these expensive delicate boards. Also, a separate big GND pin would be nice to safely hook up a scope's ground lead clips to.

  • 4
    Solid Board

    Posted by Digilent Customer on 22nd Oct 2020

    A lot smaller than I expected, but impressed by all the functionality! Unfortunately both Zynq parts (for the -010 and the -020) you can get dont feature any of the GTP/X transceivers. Would've been nice to see those but I imagine it'd kick up the price point a lot. Also would be nice to have some dedicated PL DDR. This is okay though since PL masters can access the builtin PS DDR controller over the AXI ports. It'll just consume more throughput there.

  • 4
    Board for System Design

    Posted by Jose Dorado on 22nd Sep 2020

    Board for Learning SOC Procesing Signal in System Design is very interesting for the development of skills

  • 5
    Best buy

    Posted by Karel Octavianus Bachri on 16th Aug 2020

    reasonable price for starter and development

  • 5
    best buy

    Posted by Digilent Customer on 7th May 2020

    best buy