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grossdan

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Newbie question ... Rasperri form factor / FPGA
« on: November 11, 2021, 05:57:02 AM »
Hello,

I happen to notice the ""ZynqBerry" SoC Module with Xilinx Zynq-7010. Raspberry Pi 2 compatible".

If i understand correctly, the Raspberri Pi 2 compatibility is in the form factor -- i.e. the integrated hw pieces such as ports, etc. The exact processor itself is then IP on the FPGA -- does this mean that one could use any other -- processor IP to "upgrade" the system -- or would this be limited given any depedency on existing hardware on the board such as speed, or something else.

any help is much appreciated,

Dan

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Re: Newbie question ... Rasperri form factor / FPGA
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 06:38:20 AM »
Hi,
it use Xilinx Zynq SoC(Processing System (PS --> ARM with peripherals) and Programmable Logic(PL --> FPGA Part)):
https://www.xilinx.com/products/silicon-devices/soc/zynq-7000.html#productTable
https://www.xilinx.com/support/documentation/user_guides/ug585-Zynq-7000-TRM.pdf

We use smallest SoC on the module. Processing Part is also configurable but not so flexible like FPGA Part. Theoretical you can implement on PL what you want, most IOs from the Pin header are also connected to the PL.

We have some examples online: https://wiki.trenz-electronic.de/display/PD/TE0726+Reference+Designs

Note: RPI Form factor means only dimensions and connector.  But it's not an RPI.

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John