Xilinx and its Alliance Members deliver embedded tools and runtime environments designed to enable you to efficiently and quickly move from concept to release. We provide you with all the components needed to create your embedded system using Xilinx Zynq® SoC and MPSoC devices, and MicroBlaze™ processor cores, including tools for profiling and debug, open source and bare metal drivers, and multiple runtime & Multi-OS environments.
Out of the box support for advanced features such as security and virtualization software drivers built on our unique Zynq SoC's and MPSoC devices enables you to develop smarter, connected, and differentiated systems.
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|Flash Device||Density (Mb)||Voltage|
|32 simultaneous streams - 480p (Encode & Decode)||Yes||Yes|
|VCU Decoder – Dynamic resolution change support||Yes||No|
|VCU Encoder – Dynamic resolution change support||Yes||No|
|VCU Encoder – Frame skipping support||Yes||Yes|
|VCU Encoder – Temporal Layer visual quality improvement (Pyramidal GOP only)||Yes||Yes|
|VCU PL DDR Controller support (4KP60, 4-2-2, 10-bit, Simultaneous Encode/Decode) - Public Release||Yes||Yes|
|DCI 4K (4096x2160@60fps ) support (-2, -3 speed grades)||Yes||Yes|
|NAL Unit insertion support||No||Yes|
|Multi-stream Audio+Video Encode/Decode Support||No||Yes|
|Capped VBR rate control support||Yes||Yes|
Xilinx and its ecosystem of Alliance Members provides customers with multiple software options including Linux, Real Time Operating System (RTOS), bare-metal, and even hypervisors and TrustZone-enabled solutions for safety and security. The tables below summarize the Xilinx software ecosystem within three main categories: Linux, Real-time Operating Systems, and Hypervisors and AMP.
Linux is the most prevalent operating system used by Xilinx products. Xilinx provides the PetaLinux tools for a turn-key Linux development environment, as well as source code and Yocto recipe files from our GIT so that Linux support for Xilinx silicon can be supported by in-house build systems or 3rd party tools.
|Zynq-7000 SoC Support||Zynq UltraScale+ APU Support||Zynq UltraScale+ RPU Support||MicroBlaze Support|
|Linux, uBoot, more (Xilinx GIT)|
|Arch Linux ARM|
|Ubuntu Linux||Learn More||Learn More|
|Mentor Embedded Linux|
|Star Lab Crucible|
|Operating System||Safety Certifiable||Zynq-7000 Support||Zynq UltraScale+ APU Support||Zynq UltraScale+ RPU Support||MicroBlaze Support|
|Xilinx Stand-alone (bare metal) Environment and Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK)|
|ENEA OSE||Contact Partner|
|Express Logic X-WARE IoT PLATFORM powered by THREADX|
|Green Hills Software INTEGRITY|
|LynxOS 7.0||Contact Partner||Contact Partner|
|Mentor Nucleus||Contact Partner|
|Wittenstein OpenRTOS||Contact Partner||Contact Partner||Contact Partner|
|Wittenstein SafeRTOS||Contact Partner||Contact Partner|
Xilinx provides its customers and partners with key technologies, documentation and support to enable advanced, multi-OS system designs on our products. Offerings available from our ecosystem include:
|Software||Zynq-7000 Support||Zynq UltraScale+ Support|
|Dave Embedded FreeRTOS/Linux on the Bora board|
|Express Logic X-WARE IoT PLATFORM powered by THREADX|
|General Dynamics Mission Systems OKL4|
|Green Hills INTEGRITY Multivisor|
|Lynx Secure Separation Kernel Hypervisor|
|Mentor Trusted Execution Environment|
|Wind River Hypervisor||Contact Partner||Contact Partner|
Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms include all the hardware, tools, IP, cables and power supplies necessary for an immediate start of system design, software and firmware development, and hardware design.
|Featured Board and Kits|
|Xilinx Zynq-7000 ZC706 Evaluation Kit||The Zynq-7000 SoC ZC706 Evaluation Ki includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform and transceiver based designs including PCIe®. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.|
|Xilinx Zynq-7000 ZC702 Evaluation Kit||The Zynq-7000 SoC ZC702 Evaluation Kit includes all the basic components of hardware, design tools, IP, and pre-verified reference designs including a targeted design, enabling a complete embedded processing platform. The included pre-verified reference designs and industry-standard FPGA Mezzanine Connectors (FMC) allow scaling and customization with daughter cards.|
|Virtual Development Platforms|
|Virtual System Platform||The Zynq-7000 SoC Virtual Platform, created by Cadence®, complements traditional hardware-based work flows by hardware-independent software development on operating system ports, device drivers, Board Support Packages (BSP), and applications. The Cadence virtual platform is best for development and debug of a multicore operating system or application code, device drivers, Board Support Packages, and where models of custom programmable logic IP or on-board devices are desired.|
|Mentor Vista Virtual Prototyping||The Vista™ Virtual Prototyping kit for Zynq-7000 provides an early accurate functional model of the hardware to software engineers even before the hardware is available. It can run software on embedded processor models at speeds on-par with actual hardware.|
|QEMU||Included with the PetaLinux tools is an Open Source QEMU model supporting both Zynq-7000 SoC processing subsystem and MicroBlaze devices.|
The Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK), SDSoC™ development environment, and Ecosystem Partner tools offer a wide choice of development environments that enable SoC-like C/C++ programming of the Zynq and MPSoC platforms.
Xilinx products are supported by comprehensive set of open source resources to develop, boot, run, debug and maintain your Linux based application for a Xilinx SoC or emulation platform. We offer example applications, Kernel configurations, Yocto recipes, Multiprocessing and Real-time solutions, device drivers and Linux open source developer will find familiar sources, tools, and support forums to learn, develop and interact with others of like interests, needs and passion.
Xilinx offers designers a full suite of training and support options for their Zynq® and MPSoC applications to include design methodologies, video tutorials, developer's forums, Wiki, on-line-support, design services, FAQs and Blogs to insure the your application gets to market on time.
|Avnet Design Service||Barco Silex||CoreEL Technologies||Image Technology||A2e Technologies|
|Huasang Electron Device||Missing Link Electronics||iWave Systems Technologies||Oki Information Systems||Ashton Electronic Systems|
|Realtime Technology||NetModule||Systec||Bottom Line Technologies|
|V3 Technology||OmniTek||Tokyo Electron Device||DesignLinx Hardware Solutions, LLC|
|Plextek||Toshiba Digital Media Engineering||Digital Design Corp|
|Sensor to Image||Fidus Systems|
|Topic Embedded Systems B.V.||Missing Link Electronic|