PicoZed™ is a highly flexible, rugged, System-On-Module, or SOM that is based on the AMD Zynq 7000 SoC. It offers designers the flexibility to migrate between the 7010, 7015, 7020, and 7030 Zynq 7000 SoC devices in a pin-compatible footprint. The PicoZed module contains the common functions required to support the core of most SoC designs, including memory, configuration, Ethernet, USB, and clocks. It provides easy access to over 100 user I/O pins through three I/O connectors on the backside of the module. These connectors also support access to dedicated interfaces for Ethernet, USB, JTAG, power and other control signals, as well as the GTP/GTX transceivers on the 7015/7030 models. The transceiver based 7015 and 7030 versions of PicoZed are a superset of the 7010/7020 version, adding four high-speed serial transceiver ports to the I/O connectors. Designers can simply design their own carrier card, plug-in PicoZed, and start their application development with a proven Zynq 7000 SoC sub-system.
The PicoZed kit is supported by the www.picozed.org community website where users can download kit documentation and reference designs as well as collaborate with other engineers also working on Zynq designs.