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Zynq-7000 Family Use Cases and Markets

Zynq-7000 AP SoC Markets

System solution or adjunct companion, the combination of performance, flexibility, scalability, power, cost and features enable Zynq™™-7000 All Programmable SoC (AP SoC) devices to service a broad range of applications across a diverse range of markets.

System Solution

The All Programmable SoC is a powerful yet flexible architecture which can serve as a main system computing platform or provide adjunct support in a variety of systems. Its seamless integration of a fixed ARM-based processing system and flexible programmable logic make it an ideal platform to serve in a wide range of markets and products.

System Architecture

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The high performance Cortex-A9 processors are typically used to tackle compute intensive applications and operating systems while the programmable logic stands ready to handle complex signal processing requirements and to enhance the processing system by implementing standard or custom accelerators as well as standard and custom peripherals. The monolithic approach ensures cost and power efficacies, high data throughput while providing users the ability to tailor their Zynq-7000 AP SoC-based solutions to meet their current and future needs.

The Zynq-7000 AP SoC product line provides scalable performance and configuration serving a wide range of today’s as well as tomorrow’s applications needs. The combination of the ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ processing system and 7 series programmable logic provides a computing platform like no other. Zynq-7000 AP SoC is ideal for solutions requiring advanced system control combined with sophisticated signal processing.

Primary Applications and Case Examples

The continuing convergence of digital systems and signal intensive applications are ideal for Zynq-7000 AP SoC-based solutions as are traditional ASIC designs that need the available compute power with new levels of flexibility. The primary target applications leverage the flexibility and parallelism of the programmable logic and the system and analytical capabilities of the processing system.

Primary Applications and Use Examples

Use Cases Processing System Programmable Logic
Intelligent Video Operating System
System Interface & Control
Analytics & Manipulation
Feature Implementation
Graphic Overlay
Memory Interface
Connectivity
Video/Image Capture
Video/Image Processing
Custom Algorithms/Accelerators
Connectivity
Encode/Decode
Communications Operating System
Real Time Processing
Parameter Updates
Memory Interface
Connectivity
Bitstream Conversion
Crest Factor reduction
Digital Pre-Distortion
Connectivity
Control Systems Operating System
System Interface & Control
Real Time Processing
Diagnostics
Analytics
Floating Points
Memory Interface
Connectivity
Real Time Status, Response
Data Acquisition
Position Computing
System Communications
Human Interface & Graphics
Connectivity
Bridging Operating System
System Interface & Control
Real Time Processing
Image Analysis
Motor Vector
Memory Interface
Connectivity
Image Capture
Image Processing
Graphic User Interface
Encode/Decode
Connectivity

In addition, the range of the Zynq-7000 product family in terms of logic/DSP/BRAM density and I/Os provides the ability to scale various applications based on features and performance needs.  This platform approach allows customers to develop their software and hardware IP on a consistent set of programming models then add/remove/modify features in their design to target new applications by using different Zynq-7000 family members.

The re-usability of already developed hardware and software functions enables accelerated time-to-market and increased time-in-market, offering better return on investment for the products being developed. These benefits along with risk mitigation and future-proofing are key values of the AP SoC architecture and Zynq-7000 family.