Z-turn Board

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The Z-turn Board is designed by MYIR Tech Limited. It is a low-cost and high-performance Single Board Computer (SBC) built around the Xilinx Zynq-7010 (XC7Z010-1CLG400C) or Zynq-7020 (XC7Z020-1CLG400C) All Programmable System-on-Chip (SoC) which is among the Xilinx Zynq-7000 family, featuring integrated dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with Xilinx 7-series Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) logic. The board is capable of running Linux and excellent for evaluating and prototyping for Zynq-7000 SoC.


Hardware Features

Mechanical Parameters

  • Dimensions: 63mm x 102mm x 1.6mm (8-layer PCB design)
  • Power supply: USB power supply or DC 5V/2A
  • Working Temp.: 0~70°C


  • Xilinx XC7Z010-1CLG400C (Zynq-7010) or XC7Z020-1CLG400C (Zynq-7020) SoC

- 667MHz ARM® dual-core Cortex™-A9 MPCore processor (up to 866MHz)
- Integrated Artix-7 class FPGA subsystem
with 28K logic cells, 17,600 LUTs, 80 DSP slices (for XC7Z010)
with 85K logic cells, 53,200 LUTs, 220 DSP slices (for XC7Z020)
- NEON™ & Single / Double Precision Floating Point for each processor
- Supports a Variety of Static and Dynamic Memory Interfaces

Memory and Storage

  • 1GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 x 512MB, 32-bit)
  • 16MB QSPI Flash
  • TF card interface


  • 1 x 10/100/1000M Ethernet
  • 1 x CAN
  • 1 x Mini USB2.0 OTG
  • 1 x USB-UART debug interface
  • 1 x 2.54mm pitch 14-pin JTAG interface



  • 1 x HDMI (supports 1080p resolution)

User I/O

Brought out via two 1.27mm pitch 80-pin SMT female connectors

  • 90/106 user I/O (7010/7020)
  • Configurable as up to 39 LVDS pairs I/O


  • Onboard three-axis acceleration sensor and temperature sensor
  • 2 x Buttons (1x Reset, 1 x User)
  • 4-channel toggle switch
  • 5 x LEDs (3 x User LEDs, 1 x Power indicator, 1 RGB LED)
  • 1 x Buzzer

Target Applications

  • Evaluation and Prototyping for Zynq-7000 AP SoC
  • Industrial Automation
  • Test & measurement
  • Medical Equipment
  • Intelligent Video Surveillance
  • Aerospace and military

Software Features

Item Features Description Remark
Cross compiler gcc 4.6.1 gcc version 4.6.1 (Sourcery CodeBench Lite 2011.09-50)
Boot program BOOT.BIN First boot program including FSBL, bitstream and u-boot Source code provided
Linux Kernel Linux 3.15.0 Customized kernel for Z-turn Board Source code provided
Drivers Drivers USB OTG, Ethernet, MMC/SD/TF, CAN, XYLON LCD, HDMI, Button, UART, LED, GPIO, Buzzer, G-sensor, Temperature Sensor Source code provided
File System Ramdisk Ramdisk system image
File System Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 Tar file and TF card image file

Function Block Diagram


Dimension Chart


Z-turn IO Cape

Z-turn IO Cape.jpegZ-turnIOCAP02.jpg


The Z-turn IO Cape is an IO extension board designed specially for the Z-turn Board. User can bring out many peripherals and signals like ADC, GPIO, LCD and camera interfaces to explore more functions from the Z-turn Board.


Dimensions: 102mm x 88mm
Power input: 5V/1A, 3.3V/1A
PS IO: 3.3V
PL IO: 3.3V
ADC input: 0~1.8V
I/O: I/O Function, reused with LCD pins, it can be used as GPIO if don't use LCD
LCD/Touch screen: Can connect with MYIR's 4.3-inch and 7-inch LCD Modules
Camera: J2 interface
Pmod: 3 x Pmod interfaces, can be used for connecting with some common Pmod modules
ADC: 1 x ADC (can be differential signals), extended 4 IOs of PS unit



Please refer to FAQ column on MYIR's website.


Project featuring Z-turn board on habrahabr.ru
Z-turn board description on youtube
Using Z-turn board for wind speed and direction measurement