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Genesys ZU: Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Development Board


Genesys ZU: Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Development Board


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The Digilent Genesys ZU is a standalone Zynq UltraScale+ EG/EV MPSoC development board, designed to provide an ideal entry point by combining cost-effectiveness with powerful multimedia and network connectivity interfaces. The Genesys ZU supports multiple camera inputs, 4K video, 1G/10G Ethernet with high-memory bandwidth in a heavily Linux-based platform, serving as an advanced reVISION system. Two different specialized ports, including Pmod and high-speed SYZYGY-compliant expansion module ports for our new Zmods, enable flexible expansion and easy access to a wide ecosystem of add-on modules, perfect for silicon evaluation and rapid prototyping. 

EG devices have the specialized processing elements needed to excel in next-generation wired and 5G wireless infrastructure, cloud computing, AI, and Aerospace and Defense applications. EV devices are designed with high definition video in mind, and are ideal for multimedia, automotive ADAS, surveillance, and other embedded vision applications.


  • 256 Mbit QSPI Flash memory on-board
  • USB FTDI interface for programming and debugging
  • MicroSD card interface, supporting SDR104 mode
  • Board status and diagnostics using and on-board platform MCU

The Genesys ZU also offers an improved collection of ports and peripherals, including:

  • 1x FMC expansion connector
  • 1x FMC Gigabit expansion connector*
  • 4x Pmod ports
  • 1x SYZYGY port
  • 1.2a Dual-Lane DisplayPort
  • 2x Pcam Dual-Lane
  • Audio Codec
  • HDMI Sink and HDMI Source*
  • 2.4 GHz on-board WiFi
  • 1G w/IEEE 1588 Ethernet
  • WLAN/WWAN/LoRa: option - MiniPCIe
  • SFP+ 10G Ethernet*
  • USB Type-C 3.1 Gen1 Dual-Role Device
  • MiniPCIe / mSATA: dual slot, Half-/Full-size
  • USB 2.0 Host: 2 x Type-A
  • DDR4, 4GB, 1866 MT/s (2133 MT/sB), upgrade-able
  • ISSI 256 Mib SNOR Flash
  • 104 MB/s SD
  • SSD option: mSATA

* ZU-5EV variant value where different



The Genesys ZU will be available in two variants with different UltraScale+ EG/EV MPSoC options and additional features for even more flexibility. The Genesys ZU-5EV variant is coming soon!

Application Processor Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore up to 1.5 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore up to 1.5GHz
Real-time Processor Dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore up to 600 MHZ Dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore up to 600 MHZ
Graphics Processor  MaliTM-400 MP2 MaliTM-400 MP2
Video Codec   5.264/H.265
Logic Cells 154K 256K
Block RAM 7.6 Mb 5.1 Mb
UltraRAM   18.0 Mb
DSP Slices 360 1,248
Clock Resources 3 Clock Management Tiles 4 Clock Management Tiles

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