Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU106 Evaluation Kit

by: AMD

The ZCU106 Evaluation Kit enables designers to jumpstart designs for video conferencing, surveillance, Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS) and streaming and encoding applications.


Product Description

The ZCU106 Evaluation Kit enables designers to jumpstart designs for video conferencing, surveillance, Advanced Driver Assisted Systems (ADAS) and streaming and encoding applications. This kit features a Zynq™ UltraScale+™ MPSoC EV device and supports all major peripherals and interfaces, enabling development for a wide range of applications. The included ZU7EV device is equipped with a quad-core Arm® Cortex®-A53 applications processor, dual-core Cortex-R5 real-time processor, Mali™-400 MP2 graphics processing unit, 4KP60 capable H.264/H.265 video codec, and 16nm FinFET+ programmable logic.

Key Features & Benefits

  • Optimized for quick application prototyping with Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • Integrated video codec unit supports H.264/H.265
  • HDMI video input and output
  • PCIe® Endpoint Gen3x4, USB3, DisplayPort & SATA
  • DDR4 SODIMM – 72-bit attached to processor subsystem
  • DDR4 Component – 64-bit attached to programmable logic
  • 2x SFP+ cages
  • 2x FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) interfaces for I/O expansion

Featured AMD Devices

Featuring the Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU7EV-2FFVC1156 MPSoC

System Logic Cells (K) 504
Memory 38Mb
DSP Slices 1,728
Video Codec Unit 1
Maximum I/O Pins 464

Product Information


Board Features

Featuring the Zynq UltraScale+ XCZU7EV-2FFVC1156 MPSoC



  • Onboard JTAG circuitry to enable configuration over USB
  • Dual quad-SPI flash memory
  • Boot from SD card


  • PS DDR4 72-bit SODIMM
  • PL DDR4 component
  • Quad-SPI flash
  • SD card slot

Control & I/O

  • 6x directional pushbuttons
  • DIP switches
  • PMBUS & System Controller MSP430 for power, clocks, and I2C bus switching
  • USB2/3

Expansion Connectors

  • 2x FMC-HPC connectors
  • 2 Pmod headers

Communication & Networking

  • SDI (x1 GTH)
  • AES3 audio connector
  • SFP+ cage (2x 2GTH)
  • SMA (x1 GTH)
  • UART to USB bridge
  • RJ-45 Ethernet connector
  • SATA (1x GTR)
  • PCIe Gen3 Endpoint (x4 GTH)


  • HDMI video input and output (x3 GTH)
  • DisplayPort (2x GTR)


  • Programmable clocks
  • System clocks, user clocks, jitter attenuated clocks


  • 12V wall adaptor or ATX
What’s Inside

What's Inside

ZCU106 Evaluation Board

Access to a full seat of Vivado™ Design Suite: Design Edition

Node locked & Device-locked to the XCZU7EV MPSoC FPGA, with 1 year of updates

Ethernet Cable

USB Micro Cable

4-Port USB 3.0 Hub

ATX Power Supply Adapter Cable

Power Cord and Adapter



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Tools & IP

Design Tools

Name Description License Type
Vivado Design Suite Design Edition The AMD Vivado™ Design Suite is a revolutionary IP and System Centric design environment built from the ground up to accelerate the design for FPGAs and SoCs. Node locked device-locked to the XCZU7EV MPSoC FPGA, with one year of updates
AMD SDK Full suite of tools for embedded software development and debug targeting AMD platforms Free
PetaLinux Tools Configure, Build and Deploy Linux operating system to AMD platforms Free

Intellectual Property

Name Description License Type
Memory Interface Generator (MIG) MIG is a free software tool used to generate memory controllers and interfaces for AMD FPGAs. No-Charge IP

Additional Tools, IP and Resources

Name Product Category Item Description
Open Source Software Tool TeraTerm One of many possible terminal emulators used for serial connection from your PC to the evaluation kit.
Power Advantage Tool Software Tool Power Advantage Tool - Zynq UltraScale+  MPSoC The Power Advantage Tool is a demo designed to showcase the power features of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.
Training & Support