Another SoC platform
Another SoM development platform at the Avnet booth was the PicoZed FMC Carrier Card V2, the second-generation of the board containing the PicoZed System-on-Module (the PicoZed is the small mezzanine board in the middle of the V2). This carrier card provides connector interfaces for Gigabit Ethernet PHY and USB PHY and also supports common processor system interfaces including μSD card and USB-UART. Most of the PicoZed’s programmable logic I/O are made available through an LPC FMC connector. Also on-board are an HDMI output port and several peripheral module connectors. Four serial transceivers on the 7015 and 7030 SoMs are allocated to a x1 PCIe Gen2 card edge interface, the FMC connector, an SFP+ cage, and a general purpose SMA interface.
The PicoZed is based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC. The PicoZed module contains the functions to support the SoC designs such as memory configuration, Ethernet, USB, and clocks.
This board was at the event for the same reasons the UltraZed board sat there: It’s a candidate for high-end automotive applications involved in ADAS.