logiREF-ZGPU-ZED GPU (Graphics Engine and Display Controller) for the ZedBoard

Xylon GPU reference design for Xilinx Zynq-7000 AP SoC running on the ZedBoard development kit
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logiREF-ZGPU-ZED is the pre-verified logicBRICKS reference design that showcases logicBRICKS 2D and 3D graphics hardware accelerators and display controller IP cores for Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 AP SoC on the ZedBoard™ Development Kit from Avnet Electronics Marketing.

The design provides system designers with everything they need to develop graphics on a display connected to the ZedBoard.

Design deliverables include evaluation logicBRICKS IP cores and HW design files prepared for Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite, complete Linux OS image, software drivers, demos and documentation.


The evaluation hardware design is customizable. logicBRICKS IP cores can be setup through the Vivado IP Integrator GUI parametrization to support only required graphics features; from small and efficient display control that uses just a fraction of programmable logic in the smallest Z-7010 Zynq-7000 AP SoC device, up to the full 3D accelerated graphics engine.

Example graphics demos provided with the reference design
Screenshots from Some of the Provided Graphics Demos!
(The latest release includes Qt 5.4.0 support)

Provided software drivers offer standard Linux FrameBuffer driver and OpenGL® ES* 1.1 API. The latest release of the reference design includes the XylonQPA software plug-in for Qt 5.x, which works with the logiBITBLT 2D graphics accelerator IP. The XylonQPA enables software programmers to use the Qt cross-platform application framework in familiar ways and to design HMIs in the same way as with any SoC. XylonQPA supported 2D graphics acceleration off-loads the processing system for other system tasks and enables faster HMIs on the Zynq-7000 AP SoC.

logicBRICKS graphics IP cores work with other popular operating systems running on the Zynq-7000 AP SoC: Linux, Android™, QNX® and Microsoft® Windows® Compact Embedded. Standard software drivers enable software developers to work fast and efficiently with popular graphic libraries, widget toolkits and familiar development tools. Xylon supplies bare-metal software drivers for non-OS use.
 Block diagram of logicBRICKS Graphics Engine and Display Controller for Xilinx Zynq-7000 AP SoC
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Download reference design built by evaluation logicBRICKS IP cores and run it and evaluate on your ZedBoard development board.

You must be registered in order to get the logicBRICKS reference designs. The registration is free of charge and with no obligations.

Read More:

- Design Requirements
- Design Deliverables
- Quick Start with the Reference Design
- Usage Scenarios - How to use it with the ZedBoard?
- Read more about software support for different Operating Systems (OS)

* Product is based on a published Khronos specification, and is expected to pass the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.
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