NUREMBERG, Germany – iVeia used Embedded World to provide details of the development of the Atlas-I-Z7e, small form factor processing module based on the Zynq -7000 Extensible Processing Platform from Xilinx.
The Atlas-I-Z7e is nearly half the size of a credit card with a Xilinx Zynq-7020 device, 512MB of LPDDR2 memory, USB 2.0 OTG, Secure Digital (microSD/SDHC) memory card, audio and more, as well as a number of soft peripherals options available from iVeia and Xilinx. The Atlas-I-Z7e is fully supported by embedded Linux and Android with distributions available from iVeia.
The Atlas-I-Z7e supports iVeia’s Velocity Embedded Hybrid Framework (Velocity-EHF), a portability layer iVeia offers with all of its products.”The Velocity-EHF has just recently enabled one of our key customers to port their application from our PowerPC/Virtex-5 FPGA Titan-V5e product to our ARM/Spartan-6 FPGA Atlas-I-LPe product in only one day,” said Michael Fawcett, CTO of iVeia.
“The Velocity-EHF is being fully optimized for the advanced Zynq-7000 family architecture and I expect to see a significant performance improvement for many of our customers.Atlas modules are form-factor and electrically compatible, so Atlas applications can benefit from frequent technology refreshes as new modules become available from iVeia. Market-specific development kits are available that provide a complete path from development to deployment.Live demos of the Atlas-I-Z7e will be available in the fourth quater of 2011 with production availability due in 2012.
At Embedded World, Fawcett showed a demo of the Atlas-I-Z7e on a Xilinx emulation platform.