Avnet Electronics Marketing (Phoenix, AZ) has released MicroZed, a $199 evaluation kit based on the Xilinx Zynq®- 7000 All Programmable SoC. MicroZed supports multiple use models for exploration, prototyping and System- on-Module (SOM) use, allowing designers to start with a single platform and grow with it as they progress in their SoC development and learning process.

MicroZed features include: 1 GB of DDR3 SDRAM; 128 Mb of QSPI Flash; Micro SD card interface; 10/100/1000 Ethernet; USB 2.0; USB-UART; user I/O (via dual board-to-board connectors); 2x6 Digilent Pmod® compatible interface providing 8 PS MIO connections; Xilinx PC4 JTAG configuration port; PS JTAG pins accessible via Pmod; 33.33 MHz oscillator; and user LED and push switch. The standard MicroZed evaluation kit contains a MicroZed board, a micro USB cable, a 4 GB μSD card, a Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite: WebPACK™ Edition license with Logic Analyzer, and a getting started card.

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