Updated board includes new features for industrial applications and wider market reach
PHOENIX - Media OutReach - 3 April 2019 - Just one year after
introducing its successful Ultra96 development board, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT), a
leading global technology solutions provider, has released the new Ultra96-V2 to
power industrial-grade Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things
(IoT) applications. Complete with an updated radio module that enables
engineers to extend their reach into new markets, Avnet's Ultra96-V2 is an
ideal platform for smart home, automotive, industrial controls and many other
"The Ultra96-V2 board offers
engineers and makers a very price competitive development platform for rapidly
prototyping the next breakthroughs in AI, IoT, robotics and beyond," said Bryan
Fletcher, technical marketing director, Avnet. "Avnet is proud to support the
96Boards initiative by bringing new performance, additional power-savings, and
programmable logic advances to this community of Arm experts and enthusiasts."
The Ultra96-V2 enhances the capabilities
of the 96Boards community with a range of peripherals and acceleration engines
in the programmable logic not available from other offerings. Like its
predecessor, the Ultra96-V2 is an Arm-based, Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC
development board built on the Linaro 96Boards Consumer Edition (CE)
specification. The 96Boards are open source development platforms that can be
used by system software developers for software applications, hardware devices
and kernel programming for operating systems.
Engineers can now extend the market
reach of their innovations globally with the Ultra96-V2's new feature -- a Wi-Fi
/ Bluetooth radio module from Microchip that is Agency Certified in more than
75 countries. Wireless options include 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 5 Low
Avnet also updated all components
on the Ultra96-V2 to allow industrial temperature grade options so that the
board can operate in harsh industrial applications. Additional power control
and monitoring is also possible with Infineon's integrated power management ICs
(PMICS) designed for tight board space requirements.
"Ultra96-V2 allows the 96Boards
community members to explore programmable logic to accelerate software.
Software engineers' C, C++, and OpenCL algorithms can be compiled into the FPGA
portion of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC to achieve massive parallelism and really
high performance," said Tomas Evensen, CTO of Embedded Software at Xilinx.
The Ultra96-V2 features include:
- Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZU3EG
2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory
16 GB microSD card + adapter
environment available for download
Wi-Fi / Bluetooth
DisplayPort (MiniDP or mDP)
USB 3.0 Type Micro-B upstream port
USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 Type A downstream ports
96Boards Low-speed expansion header
96Boards High-speed expansion header
x 54mm form factor
96Boards Consumer Edition compatible
The platform comes as a complete development kit including:
- 16 GB
microSD card + adapter
for SDSoC license from Xilinx
The Ultra96-V2 development board
will be available in Asia from June for $249. For more information and how to
pre-order today, visit https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/apac/products/product-highlights/ultra96-v2-board/.
Avnet's new Ultra96-V2 is an ideal
platform to power industrial-grade AI and IoT applications for smart home,
automotive, industrial controls and many others.
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