Digilent Introduces Genesys ZU-3EG Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC Development Board

Genesys ZU-3EG

A powerful Zynq UltraScale+ 3EG MPSoC development board loaded with peripherals and a wide hardware ecosystem of add-on modules

Digilent Genesys ZU-3EG is a standalone board designed with optimized specs, multimedia, and network connectivity interfaces, with a robust documentation library to quickly get you started on AI, research, aerospace/defense, cloud computing, and embedded vision applications.

The Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC at the heart of the Genesys ZU-3EG offers heterogeneous computing with its ARM A-53 APU and ARM Mali-400 MP2 GPU to go along with a substantial memory interface. A full-featured Type-C connector with USB 3.0 & USB 2.0, Dual-Role-Data and Dual-Role-Power, and integrated gigabit transceivers bringing support for DDR4, USB Type-C 3.1, PCIe, SATA, and DisplayPort surround the chip.

Zynq UltraScale+ EG

Zynq UltraScale+ EG


The Genesys ZU-3EG supports multiple camera inputs, onboard audio codec, 4K video, and WiFi and 1G Ethernet in a Linux-based platform, rounding out a truly unique and all-encompassing development kit that excels in 5G, cellular radio (WWAN), SSD, wireless radio infrastructure, and video applications like surveillance, streaming, and encoding.

Genesys ZU-3EG call out

Genesys ZU-3EG call out diagram

Callout # Description Callout # Description Callout # Description
1 6-pin PCIe power connector 13 Coin battery retainer 25 Type-C USB 3.1
2 External JTAG port 14 Pmod headers 26 Power switch
3 USB JTAG/UART port 15 Dual digital/analog Pmod 27 Zynq Ultrascale+, heat sink and fan
4 USB 2.0 host connectors 16 User buttons 28 System Monitor header
5 Wi-Fi chip 17 User switches 29 SIM card slot (on the bottom side)
6 4 GiB DDR4 SODIMM module 18 Mini PCIe/mSATA slot
7 Audio jacks 19 User buttons
8 Boot mode select jumper 20 MIPI (Pcam) connectors
9 Reset buttons 21 Wireless and SSD activity LEDs
10 INIT, DONE, ERR and STS Leds 22 MicroSD Card Slot
11 Zmod (SYZYGY) connector 23 Mini DisplayPort
12 FMC LPC connector 24 1G Ethernet port

Digilent provides an out-of-the-box Petalinux project and Vivado Webpack project. There are free IP-support for the following peripherals

  1. DDR4 memory controller
  2. MIPI CSI-2
  3. DisplayPort controller
  4. Ethernet 1G
  5. USB 2.0/3.0
  6. PCIe Root/Mini PCIe
  8. On-board Wi-Fi/SPI controller

You can find out all resources at Digilent Wiki. The Genesys ZU-3EG is now available in Excelpoint Inida.

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