Octavo Systems Releases the OSDZU3-REF Development Platform for the AMD-Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC System-in-Package

Hous짯ton, Texas, United Sta짯tes (March 1, 2023)  Octa짯vo Sys짯tems LLC, a lea짯ding pro짯vi짯der of Sys짯tem-in-Packa짯ge (SiP) solu짯ti짯ons, has offi짯ci짯al짯ly released its latest offe짯ring, the OSDZU3-REF Deve짯lo짯p짯ment Plat짯form. This plat짯form gives sys짯tem desi짯gners a com짯pre짯hen짯si짯ve deve짯lo짯p짯ment envi짯ron짯ment for eva짯lua짯ting, test짯ing, and start짯ing pro짯duct deve짯lo짯p짯ment using the OSDZU3 Sys짯tem-in-Packa짯ge (SiP).


Built around the AMD-Xilinx ZU3 Zynq UltraS짯ca짯le+ MPSoC, the OSDZU3 SiP inte짯gra짯tes LPDDR4, a Fle짯xi짯ble Power Sys짯tem, EEPROM, Oscil짯la짯tors, and hundreds of pas짯si짯ve com짯pon짯ents into a com짯pact 20.5mm x 40mm BGA.

The OSDZU3-REF plat짯form fea짯tures stan짯dard peri짯pherals such as 1Gb Ether짯net, USB멌, Dis짯play Port, and SATA, and pro짯vi짯des expan짯da짯bili짯ty through PMOD hea짯ders, Mikroe Click꽓, stan짯dard 100Mil hea짯ders, and an FMC LPC Con짯nec짯tor. It also fea짯tures an Onboard 쨉USB JTAG debug짯ger, a 쨉USB UART con짯nec짯tion and access to both SYSMON and PMBUS through stan짯dard 100mil connectors.

Octa짯vo Sys짯tems lever짯a짯ged the inte짯gra짯ti짯on pro짯vi짯ded by the OSDZU3 SiP to crea짯te the OSDZU3-REF using just four PCB lay짯ers with low-cost design rules. 쏷he OSDZU3-REF high짯lights the bene짯fits of using an Octa짯vo SiP to sim짯pli짯fy and redu짯ce the cost of your sys짯tem, 쐓ays Erik Welsh, CTO of Octa짯vo Sys짯tems. 쏻it짯hout the OSDZU3 SiP, this refe짯rence plat짯form would need 8 to 12 lay짯ers with much more com짯plex design rules to sup짯port the AMD-Xilinx MPSoC, the power sys짯tem, and the LPDDR4.

OSDZU3-REF Software

Octa짯vo Sys짯tems work짯ed with Design짯Linx Hard짯ware Solu짯ti짯ons, Inc. to gene짯ra짯te the soft짯ware used by the OSDZU3-REF. It comes with a SD card that is prel짯oa짯ded with a Linux dis짯tri짯bu짯ti짯on that has sup짯port for all of the peri짯pherals and inter짯faces on the plat짯form, inclu짯ding a GUI that can be con짯trol짯led via a key짯board and mou짯se. It also has sup짯port for a Touch LVDS dis짯play and the PMOD expan짯si짯ons imple짯men짯ted in the Pro짯gramma짯ble Logic.


Helping Customers Get Started

The OSDZU3-REF is an enti짯re짯ly open-source plat짯form. The com짯ple짯te sche짯ma짯tics and lay짯out in their nati짯ve Eagle for짯mat are available to free짯ly down짯load from the Octa짯vo Sys짯tems web짯site. Also, all the pro짯vi짯ded soft짯ware and pro짯jects to gene짯ra짯te the soft짯ware is also available through free down짯loads. The soft짯ware was deve짯lo짯ped using the stan짯dard AMD-Xilinx tools and deve짯lo짯p짯ment flow.

Ever짯y짯thing we do is desi짯gned to make it as easy as pos짯si짯ble for our cus짯to짯mers to accom짯plish their goals. Our man짯tra is Inno짯va짯ti짯on through Inte짯gra짯ti짯on, which starts with the design of the Sys짯tem-in-Packa짯ge and con짯ti짯nues to the open-source design of the OSDZU3-REF, and to the open-source soft짯ware deve짯lo짯ped by Design짯Linx, adds Har짯ley Walsh, Pre짯si짯dent of Octa짯vo Sys짯tems. 쏱ro짯vi짯ding all of this gives our cus짯to짯mers known good start짯ing points they can levera짯ge to begin their own designs, allo짯wing them to focus on their appli짯ca짯ti짯on, and in cases saving nine months of design.


The OSDZU3-REF is now ship짯ping in limi짯t짯ed quan짯ti짯ties and can be orde짯red through Octa짯vo Sys짯tems dis짯tri짯bu짯ti짯on part짯ner Avnet.

Engi짯nee짯ring Samples of the OSDZU3 Sys짯tem-in-Packa짯ge are available to cus짯to짯mers in the Beta Pro짯gram today and will be in full pro짯duc짯tion in Q2 of 2023.