PRO DESIGN has announced the launch of its new proFPGA Zynq 7000 FPGA Module, a complete embedded processing platform for the development and verification of SoC and IP design.

The proFPGA product family is a complete, scalable, and modular multi FPGA Prototyping solution, which fulfills highest needs in the area of FPGA based ASIC Prototyping. A new member of this modular and flexible system concept is the proFPGA Zynq 7000 FPGA module, which can be easily mounted on the proFPGA uno, duo or quad motherand mixed together with various other proFPGA molike the proFPGA Virtex 7 2000T FPGA module. The proFPGA Zynq 7000 FPGA module addresses customers who require a complete embedded processing platform for high performance SoC Prototyping solution, IP verification and early software development. 

Equipped with a Xilinx Zynq XC7Z045 or XC7Z100 FPGA which combines a user FPGA with an ARM Core Processor (Dual ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore with CoreSight) and several on board inlike USB 2.0 OTG, Gigabit Ethernet or ARM JTAG debug inthe Board offers a complete embedded processing platform. The board includes already 1 GB on board DDR3 and dual quad SPI flash memory.

Most of todays SoC designs contain an ARM processor. Instead of implementing the ARM core into a FPGA and occupying important FPGA resources the user can take the proFPGA Zynq module which has already an embedded ARM processor with verified interfaces like USB 2.0, OTG or Gigabit Ethernet and memories. Further the FPGA module offers a direct ARM debug interface that you user can benefit and use the proven ARM debug environment in combination with the proFPGA prototyping system and can focus on the verification of his design.

The new proFPGA Zynq module offers a total of 2 extension sites on the top with 260 standard I/Os and 16 high speed serial transceivers for extending the board with standard proFPGA or user specific extension boards or to easily interconnect it to further proFPGA FPGA modules to extend the capacity. The board is optimised and trimmed to guarantee best signal integrity to achieve highest performance and allow a maximum point to point speed of up to 1.2 Gbps over the standard FPGA I/O and up to 12.5 Gbps over the high speed serial transceivers.

The proFPGA-System comes with the proFPGA Builder software, which provides an extensive set of features, like an advanced clock management, integrated self- and performance test, automatic board detection, I/O voltage programming, system scan- and safety mechanism and remote system configuration in seconds via USB, or Ethernet which extraordinarily simplifies the usage of the proFPGA system.