The Zybo Z7 is a feature-rich, ready-to-use embedded software and digital circuit development board built around the Xilinx Zynq-7000 family. This is the second generation update to the popular Zybo that was released in 2012. The Zynq family is based on the Xilinx All Programmable System-on-Chip (AP SoC) architecture, which tightly integrates a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Xilinx 7-series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic. The Zybo Z7 surrounds the Zynq with a rich set of multimedia and connectivity peripherals to create a formidable single-board computer, even before considering the flexibility and power added by the FPGA. The Zybo Z7's video-capable feature set, including a MIPI CSI-2 compatible Pcam connector, HDMI input, HDMI output, and high DDR3L bandwidth, was chosen to make it an affordable solution for the high end embedded vision applications that Xilinx FPGAs are popular for. 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.
If you are migrating from the original Zybo, please take a look at the Migration Guide available in the Resource Center.
Zybo Z7 comes in two APSoC variants: Zybo Z7-10 features Xilinx XC7Z010-1CLG400C. Zybo Z7-20 features the larger Xilinx XC7Z020-1CLG400C. Users will select which variant they would like at checkout.
|Zybo Z7-10||Zybo Z7-20|
|1 MSPS On-chip ADC||Yes||Yes|
|Look-up Tables (LUTs)||17,600||53,200|
|Block RAM||270 KB||630 KB|
|Clock Management Tiles||2||4|
|Available Shield I/O||32||40|
|Total Pmod Ports||5||6|
|Zynq Heat Sink||No||Yes|
|HDMI CEC Support||TX port only||TX and RX ports|
|Zynq-7000 APSoC (XC7Z020-1CLG484C)||
|USB and Ethernet||
|Audio and Video||
|Switches, Push-buttons, and LEDs||