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Product short description:
  • Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • ARM Cortex™ A53 & R5 CPUs
  • Programmable logic
  • PCIe Bus Interface

APZU series modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system on a chip (MPSoC). This MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device.

Click here to watch a short video highlighting the features of the APZU Series.

APZU Series User Configurable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Modules Description

APZU user-configurable Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC I/O AcroPack® modules are a ruggedized version of a mini PCIe card. AcroPacks add a down-facing 100-pin connector to internally route I/O signals through the carrier card to secure field connectors, thus eliminating loose cables and increasing reliability.

APZU modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system on a chip (MPSoC). This MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device.

Two dual-core ARM Cortex CPUs (A53 application processor and R5 real-time processor) deliver high-performance computation capability.

Additional resources include on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a rich set of peripheral connectivity interfaces. The integrated ASIC-class programmable logic is ideal for compute-intensive tasks and offloading critical applications.

The real value of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture lies in the tight integration of its programmable logic with the processing system. Its high throughput interface eliminates bottlenecks that plague two-chip ASSP-FPGA solutions and allows designers to easily extend the processing system capabilities.

Now developers can build custom designs by adding peripherals in the programmable logic and increase overall system performance by partitioning hardware and software functions with custom accelerators.

Designed for defense and aerospace systems, these AcroPacks are ideal for adaptive filtering, protocol conversion, simulation, HIL test, motor control, image processing, and sensor fusion applications. The COTS modules can be used in PCIe servers, VPX or CompactPCI Serial chassis, and small form factor embedded computers.

Read What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC?

Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit (EDK) provides an FPGA generated firmware example design that provides host access to the hardware digital I/O on the APZU module. The example is implemented using the Xilinx Vivado® development environment and offers a starting point from which customers can develop their customized applications.

These mezzanine modules mount on a variety of AcroPack carrier cards for PCIe, VPX, and other platforms allowing developers to mix and match I/O combinations on a single board for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.

The APZU’s Zynq 3CG MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device. Two dual-core ARM Cortex CPUs (A53 application processor and R5 real-time processor) deliver high-performance computation capability. 154k logic cells provide plenty of FPGA processing blocks for hardware acceleration and compute-intensive tasks. Additional resources include large on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a rich set of peripheral connectivity interfaces. Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, and USB-UART interfaces are supported.

Learn more about the AcroPack Series and view all the models >

APZU Series User Configurable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Modules Benefits & Features

Zynq MPSoC

  • Dual-core ARM Cortex A53-based application processor unit (APU)
  • Dual-core ARM Cortex R5-based real-time processor unit (RPU)
  • NEON™ media-processing engine
  • UltraScale+ 154k programmable logic cells
  • Extensive on-chip memory

I/O and Peripherals

  • TTL, LVDS, or RS422/485 I/O interface
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • USB 2.0 transceiver
  • USB-UART debug terminal port

General

  • PCI Express interface
  • MicroSD or NOR flash boot
  • Quad-SPI flash memory
  • LPDDR4 storage memory
  • DMA transfers
  • BSP and FPGA design kit software
  • VxWorks®, Linux®, and Windows® support

Learn more about the AcroPack Series and view all the models >

What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? - 8401065 (Log in to view the file)
APZU FPGA-based digital I/O modules provide programmable Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC This paper is a brief overview of some of Acromag’s APZU FPGA Zynq® UltraScale+™ with MPSoC products, as well as the features of AcroPack Zinq UltraScale+, the carrier boards that host AcroPack mezzanine modules. We’ll highlight some of the development tools, the engineering design kit, and...
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How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications | Webcast
FPGA Design Modifications Using Vivado & Acromag Tools How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications. Topics in this webcast include: Vivado 2019.2 Acromag Example Design Compile Project Produce new MCS file This video is part two of a three-part series in collaboration with Vic Myers Associates discussing the use of FPGAs and their applications.  ...
What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? | Webcast
These FPGA modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? Acromag’s APZU series modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ multiprocessor system on a chip (MPSoC). This MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device. The AcroPack® APZU Mini PCIe FPGA Series is the...
How do FPGA Modules Drive Real-Time Applications? - 8400530
FPGA Modules with an Integrated Processor Drive Real-Time Applications Engineers developing DSP and high speed logic applications are now well-aware that FPGA modules can help them create an integrated, sophisticated solution. The availability of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA boards can make these solutions viable and do so in reduced development times. Today, with systems architected...
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In this webcast several important topics are covered for migrating from VME to VPX or PCIe. This includes the advantages and disadvantages of VME architecture, six key considerations, and an overview of migration to PCIe or VPX (advantages, disadvantages, complexity, performance and cost).   More Resources: What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? | Technology...

Manuals

APZU AcroPack Series User Manual (Log in to download the file)

APZU PetaLinux User Manual (Log in to download the file)

APZU Cable Breakout User Manual (Log in to download the file)

Drawings & Diagrams

APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
APSW-API: I/O Functions Routines Information Page (Log in to download the file)
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    5028-626 Breakout Panel

    • Breakout panel for APZU series.
    • I/O breakout panel with cables for Ethernet, UART, JTAG, and 68-pin carrier card connections.
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    APCe7012: PCI Express Carrier Card for AcroPack® Modules

    • One AcroPack or mini-PCIe mezzanine module slot
    • Low-profile PCIe carrier card
    This board interfaces one AcroPack mezzanine module to a PCI Express bus on a PC-based computer system.
    Select options
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    APZU-EDK: Engineering Design Kit

    Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit (EDK) provides an FPGA generated firmware example design that provides host access to the hardware digital I/O on the APZU module. The example is implemented using the Xilinx Vivado® development environment and offers a starting point from which customers can develop their customized applications.
    • CD containing
      • schematics
      • parts list
      • part location drawing
      • example Vivado and Vitis project files
      • other utility files.
    • One kit required
     
    Select options

Additional information

Weight 1.25 oz
Dimensions 3.25 × 1.25 × 1 in
FPGA Type

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Logic Cells

154k

Part Number

APZU-301: 28 TTL channels (1.8V)., APZU-303: 20 TTL & 3 EIA-485/422 channels (3.3V)., APZU-304: 14 LVDS channels., APZU-301-QSP: Quick Start Package Including the APZU-301, APZU-303-QSP: Quick Start Package Including the APZU-303, APZU-304-QSP: Quick Start Package Including the APZU-304

  • Description

    APZU Series User Configurable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Modules Description

    APZU user-configurable Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC I/O AcroPack® modules are a ruggedized version of a mini PCIe card. AcroPacks add a down-facing 100-pin connector to internally route I/O signals through the carrier card to secure field connectors, thus eliminating loose cables and increasing reliability.

    APZU modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ multiprocessor system on a chip (MPSoC). This MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device.

    Two dual-core ARM Cortex CPUs (A53 application processor and R5 real-time processor) deliver high-performance computation capability.

    Additional resources include on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a rich set of peripheral connectivity interfaces. The integrated ASIC-class programmable logic is ideal for compute-intensive tasks and offloading critical applications.

    The real value of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture lies in the tight integration of its programmable logic with the processing system. Its high throughput interface eliminates bottlenecks that plague two-chip ASSP-FPGA solutions and allows designers to easily extend the processing system capabilities.

    Now developers can build custom designs by adding peripherals in the programmable logic and increase overall system performance by partitioning hardware and software functions with custom accelerators.

    Designed for defense and aerospace systems, these AcroPacks are ideal for adaptive filtering, protocol conversion, simulation, HIL test, motor control, image processing, and sensor fusion applications. The COTS modules can be used in PCIe servers, VPX or CompactPCI Serial chassis, and small form factor embedded computers.

    Read What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC?

    Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit (EDK) provides an FPGA generated firmware example design that provides host access to the hardware digital I/O on the APZU module. The example is implemented using the Xilinx Vivado® development environment and offers a starting point from which customers can develop their customized applications.

    These mezzanine modules mount on a variety of AcroPack carrier cards for PCIe, VPX, and other platforms allowing developers to mix and match I/O combinations on a single board for embedded applications running on Linux®, Windows®, or VxWorks® operating systems.

    The APZU’s Zynq 3CG MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device. Two dual-core ARM Cortex CPUs (A53 application processor and R5 real-time processor) deliver high-performance computation capability. 154k logic cells provide plenty of FPGA processing blocks for hardware acceleration and compute-intensive tasks. Additional resources include large on-chip memory, external memory interfaces, and a rich set of peripheral connectivity interfaces. Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, and USB-UART interfaces are supported.

    Learn more about the AcroPack Series and view all the models >

    APZU Series User Configurable Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Modules Benefits & Features

    Zynq MPSoC

    • Dual-core ARM Cortex A53-based application processor unit (APU)
    • Dual-core ARM Cortex R5-based real-time processor unit (RPU)
    • NEON™ media-processing engine
    • UltraScale+ 154k programmable logic cells
    • Extensive on-chip memory

    I/O and Peripherals

    • TTL, LVDS, or RS422/485 I/O interface
    • Gigabit Ethernet interface
    • USB 2.0 transceiver
    • USB-UART debug terminal port

    General

    • PCI Express interface
    • MicroSD or NOR flash boot
    • Quad-SPI flash memory
    • LPDDR4 storage memory
    • DMA transfers
    • BSP and FPGA design kit software
    • VxWorks®, Linux®, and Windows® support

    Learn more about the AcroPack Series and view all the models >

  • Tech Papers

    What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? - 8401065 (Log in to view the file)
    APZU FPGA-based digital I/O modules provide programmable Xilinx® Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC This paper is a brief overview of some of Acromag’s APZU FPGA Zynq® UltraScale+™ with MPSoC products, as well as the features of AcroPack Zinq UltraScale+, the carrier boards that host AcroPack mezzanine modules. We’ll highlight some of the development tools, the engineering design kit, and...
    What are FPGAs and FPGA Applications? | Webcast
    FPGAs and Their Use in the Embedded Space What are FPGAs and FPGA Applications in the Embedded Space? Topics in this webcast include: What FPGAs Are Best-suited Applications Coding Methods Processing Types This video is part one of a three-part series in collaboration with Vic Myers Associates discussing the use of FPGAs and their applications.  ...
    How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications | Webcast
    FPGA Design Modifications Using Vivado & Acromag Tools How to Use Vivado for FPGA Modifications. Topics in this webcast include: Vivado 2019.2 Acromag Example Design Compile Project Produce new MCS file This video is part two of a three-part series in collaboration with Vic Myers Associates discussing the use of FPGAs and their applications.  ...
    What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? | Webcast
    These FPGA modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC What is FPGA Zync UltraScale+? Acromag’s APZU series modules provide a programmable Xilinx Zynq® UltraScale+™ multiprocessor system on a chip (MPSoC). This MPSoC combines a feature-rich ARM-based processing system and programmable logic in a single device. The AcroPack® APZU Mini PCIe FPGA Series is the...
    How do FPGA Modules Drive Real-Time Applications? - 8400530
    FPGA Modules with an Integrated Processor Drive Real-Time Applications Engineers developing DSP and high speed logic applications are now well-aware that FPGA modules can help them create an integrated, sophisticated solution. The availability of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) FPGA boards can make these solutions viable and do so in reduced development times. Today, with systems architected...
    Migrating from VME to VPX or PCIe: Top 6 Considerations | Webcast
    In this webcast several important topics are covered for migrating from VME to VPX or PCIe. This includes the advantages and disadvantages of VME architecture, six key considerations, and an overview of migration to PCIe or VPX (advantages, disadvantages, complexity, performance and cost).   More Resources: What is FPGA Zynq UltraScale+ with MPSoC? | Technology...
  • Specs & Data Sheets

    Manuals

    APZU AcroPack Series User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    APZU PetaLinux User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    APZU Cable Breakout User Manual (Log in to download the file)

    Drawings & Diagrams

  • Software

    APSW-API-LNX (Log in to download the file)
    APSW-API: I/O Functions Routines Information Page (Log in to download the file)
  • Accessories

    • Compare

      5028-626 Breakout Panel

      • Breakout panel for APZU series.
      • I/O breakout panel with cables for Ethernet, UART, JTAG, and 68-pin carrier card connections.
      Select options
    • Compare

      APCe7012: PCI Express Carrier Card for AcroPack® Modules

      • One AcroPack or mini-PCIe mezzanine module slot
      • Low-profile PCIe carrier card
      This board interfaces one AcroPack mezzanine module to a PCI Express bus on a PC-based computer system.
      Select options
    • Compare

      APZU-EDK: Engineering Design Kit

      Acromag’s Engineering Design Kit (EDK) provides an FPGA generated firmware example design that provides host access to the hardware digital I/O on the APZU module. The example is implemented using the Xilinx Vivado® development environment and offers a starting point from which customers can develop their customized applications.
      • CD containing
        • schematics
        • parts list
        • part location drawing
        • example Vivado and Vitis project files
        • other utility files.
      • One kit required
       
      Select options
  • Additional information

    Additional information

    Weight 1.25 oz
    Dimensions 3.25 × 1.25 × 1 in
    FPGA Type

    Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

    Logic Cells

    154k

    Part Number

    APZU-301: 28 TTL channels (1.8V)., APZU-303: 20 TTL & 3 EIA-485/422 channels (3.3V)., APZU-304: 14 LVDS channels., APZU-301-QSP: Quick Start Package Including the APZU-301, APZU-303-QSP: Quick Start Package Including the APZU-303, APZU-304-QSP: Quick Start Package Including the APZU-304