Zynq UltraScale+ SBC and AI Box support PaddlePaddle AI tools


MYIR’s $699 and up “FZ5 Card” SBC and $729 and up “FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field” run Linux on a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU5EV with 2.4-TOPS AI, 4-8GB DDR4, 32GB eMMC, GbE, HDMI-in, DP, 4x USB 3.0, and extra.

In July, MYIR launched a $259, Raspberry Pi like FZ3 Card SBC constructed round its MYC-CZU3EG CPU Module with non-compulsory MYD-CZU3EG Improvement Board primarily based on Xilinx’s FPGA-enabled Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU3EG. Now, the corporate has returned with a bigger FZ5 Card — AI Accelerator Card SBC and FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field embedded system primarily based on it that makes use of the upper finish Zynq UltraScale+ ZU5EV.

FZ5 Card — AI Accelerator Card (left) and rear view of FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field
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Just like the ZU3EG, the ZU5EV SoC gives 4x Cortex-A53 cores, 2x 600MHz Cortex-R5 cores, a 667MHz Mali-400 MP2 GPU, and FPGA cloth. Nevertheless, it clocks the -A53 cores to 1.5GHz as a substitute of 1.2GHz and provides a video management unit (VCU) that helps H.264/H.265 video help. The ZU5EV provides a higher-end FPGA with 256Okay logic cells.

Different SBCs that help the ZU5EV embody iWave’s Pico-ITX iW-RainboW-G36S Corazon AI and Avnet’s Extremely96. MYIR’s earlier MYC-CZU3EG module additionally powers MYIR’s GigE Imaginative and prescient and digicam outfitted Imaginative and prescient Edge Computing Platform.

The 107 x 96mm’s FZ5 Card’s FPGA permits as much as 2.4-TOPS neural processing efficiency (vs. 1.2-TOPS with the FZ3 Card’s ZU3EG) and may run ResNet-50 at 55fps for in “precise measurement” at 10W to 20W consumption, says MYIR. It additionally helps 8- to 16-channel video decoding and 4- to 8-channel clever evaluation.

FZ5 Card Software program structure
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Just like the FZ3 Card, the FZ5 Card runs Xilinx’s PetaLinux 2019.1 and is appropriate with Baidu’s PaddlePaddle deep studying AI framework. PaddlePaddle helps Baidu Mind AI improvement instruments like EasyDL, AI Studio and EasyEdge. (For extra on PaddlePaddle, see our FZ3 Card report.)

The FZ5 Card ships with 4GB or 8GB DDR4, 64MB QSPI, 32GB eMMC, and a microSD slot with 32GB card. Main ports embody GbE, mini-DP, HDMI-in, 4x USB 3.0, and a micro-USB debug port.

FZ5 Card back and front element views
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Different options embody MIPI-CSI, CAN, 2x serial, and a 100-pin GPIO header. The 12V board helps -40 to 85°C temperatures and gives an RTC and JTAG. Schematics are included.


The FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field extends the FZ5 Card with all main ports uncovered. The 120 x 100 x 50mm embedded system has a barely decrease -40 to 70°C working vary.

FZ5 Card prime view with fan (left) and a number of views of the FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field
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Specs listed for the FZ5 Card SBC embody:

  • Processor — Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU5EV(4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.5GHz); FPGA with as much as 256Okay logic cells; as much as 2.4-TOPS AI; 2x Cortex-R5 MCUs @ 600MHz; Mali-400 MP2 GPU @ 677MHz; VCU with H.264/H.265 help
  • Reminiscence/storage:
    • 4GB or 8GB DDR4-2400 RAM
    • 64MB QSPI flash (PL)
    • 32GB eMMC
    • MicroSD slot with 32GB card
  • Networking – Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Media I/O:
    • Mini-DisplayPort at as much as 4K/30fps
    • HDMI enter port
    • MIPI-CSI 40-pin FPC interface
  • Different I/O:
    • 4x USB 3.Zero host ports
    • Micro-USB debug port and cable
    • RS-232, RS-485, CAN by way of terminal blocks
    • JTAG header (PL)
  • Enlargement – 100-pin (2x 50) FPFA I/O interface (5 x PS_MIO, 69 x PL_IO)
  • Different options — RTC with battery holder; system and FPGA reset buttons; 5x LEDs; non-compulsory fan; schematics included
  • Energy — 12V DC jack by way of terminal block; 12V/3A adapter and cable
  • Working temperature — -40 to 85°C
  • Dimensions — 107 x 96mm
  • Working system — Xilinx PetaLinux 2019.1 with Baidu PaddlePaddle AI Framework help

Additional data

The FZ5 Card — AI Accelerator Card sells for $699 (4GB RAM) or $759 (8GB) and the FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field sells for $729 (4GB) or $789 (8GB). Extra data could also be present in MYIR’s announcement and the FZ5 Card and FZ5 EdgeBoard AI Field product and purchasing pages.

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