Avnet Electronics Marketing Introduces The Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-ITX Motherboard

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-ITX motherboard. The first Zynq-based motherboard supporting PCIe Root Complex, this off-the-shelf board can be used for faster prototyping, saving significant time in the conception of high-performance, small form factor systems. The board features the two largest devices in the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC family, with peak performance targeted for more complex applications in the embedded processing market.

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Available with the Zynq XC7Z045 or the XC7Z100 device in a small Mini-ITX form factor, the Zynq Mini-ITX motherboard meets highly demanding programmable systems integration requirements, while providing flexibility and customization through the HPC FMC expansion slot.

“Designed to the industry standard, the Zynq Mini-ITX motherboard packages all the necessary functions needed for an embedded processing system,” said Jim Beneke, vice president of global technical marketing for Avnet Electronics Marketing. “The kit targets a variety of applications from storage and servers, networking and communications, to embedded controllers and general-purpose prototyping. It offers a unique mix of user configurability, expandability and standard interfaces to help designers speed their time to market.”

The Zynq Mini-ITX motherboard includes:
  • Zynq-7000 SoC XC7Z045 or XC7Z100 device
  • 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
  • PCIe Gen2 x16 Root Complex slot (x4 electrical)
  • SATA-III interface (requires Programmable Logic IP – not included)
  • SFP interface
  • QSPI Flash memory
  • HDMI interface
  • LVDS touch panel interface
  • Audio Codec
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet PHY
  • USB 2.0 4-port hub
  • MicroSD card interface
  • USB-UART port
  • System clock

The onboard SFP, 10/100/1000 Ethernet and USB 2.0 ports add networking capabilities, while the HPC FMC expansion slot offers versatile interface options.

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