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Best value for money FPGA board with Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC

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pascal_sweden:
Is the Zedboard from Avnet still the best value for money FPGA board for the Zynq-7000 series?

Here are some links that I found. If you know about other affordable FPGA boards with Zynq-7000 and reasonable amount of interfaces, you can add it in this thread as well.

http://www.fpgadeveloper.com/2014/03/comparison-of-zynq-boards.html

http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/10/07/snickerdoodle-xilinx-zynq-arm-fpga-board-starts-at-55-crowdfunding/

http://www.trenz-electronic.de/products/fpga-boards.html

http://www.myirtech.com/list.asp?id=529

http://solutions.inrevium.com/products/base/zynq/

https://joelw.id.au/FPGA/CheapFPGADevelopmentBoards

Howardlong:
There is also the Zybo, about 1/3 the price of the Zedboard. I have one due for delivery on Monday, but I fear the learning curve on these Zynq devices is going to be steep.

pascal_sweden:
Regarding the HDMI interface on these FPGA boards with Zynq 7000 SoC.

Is it correct that most boards only support video on the HDMI interface and no audio?

hamster_nz:

--- Quote from: pascal_sweden on December 19, 2015, 11:01:55 pm ---Regarding the HDMI interface on these FPGA boards with Zynq 7000 SoC.

Is it correct that most boards only support video on the HDMI interface and no audio?

--- End quote ---

If the HDMI is connected to the FPGA directly (e.g. Zybo), supporting audio isn't a function of the board, but a function of the HDMI IP block in the FPGA.

If the HDMI is connected to an HDMI Transmitter IC (e.g. Zedboard), it will depend on if the IC's audio interface (usually I2S) is connected to the FPGA. These can be a pain to use.

PS The Zedboard is connected such that only 422 YCC pixels can be transferred, which is also a bit of a pain...

pascal_sweden:
So if I understand correctly, the Zybo FPGA board provides more flexibility?
It would be great if it supports both 1080P and audio as well.

Is the HDMI block supported in Xilinx SDSoC?

Some FPGA boards, have both HDMI input and HDMI output.
Can you use this to implement your own Genlock overlay function?
Would that be very hard to do? Has it already been done, and published as open source?

It would be great if this genlock overlay also works on HDCP encrypted HDMI video streams.
Logitech used to have a consumer product that does this. I guess they signed HDCP license, and implemented this as a closed product to avoid security breach on the HDCP side.

BTW: Are there FPGA boards available already that support HDMI version 2.0, for 4K video?
I guess the low-end FPGA boards only have HDMI version 1.4.

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