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Avnet Strengthens UltraZed Design Ecosystem with UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and Reference Platforms

PHOENIX—Avnet (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, continues to demonstrate industry-leading commitment to facilitating customers’ introduction of differentiated embedded systems with the release today of the UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card and associated reference designs. The UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card is a high-performance platform that speeds prototyping and development of next-generation embedded system-on-module (SOM) applications utilizing the UltraZed-EG  SOM , Avnet’s first platform to fully support power modes on the scalable and flexible Xilinx ® Zynq ® UltraScale+ MPSoC.

The UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card provides easy access to the full 180 user I/O, 26 PS MIO and four PS GTR transceivers available on the UltraZed-EG SOM. Two 140-pin Micro Headers on the carrier card mate with the UltraZed-EG SOM, connecting 180 of the UltraZed-EG Programmable Logic (PL) I/O to FMC LPC slot, LVDS Touch Panel interface and Xilinx System Monitor (SYSMON). The UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card costs $499 and is available for order at

The UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card also uses a 100-pin Micro Header to gain access to the UltraZed-EG SOM PS MIO and GTR transceiver pins as well as USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. UltraZed PCIe Carrier Card is an excellent starting point for users to create their own custom UltraZed-EG carrier card. Video demonstrations of the UltraZed-EG Starter Kit and SOM can be viewed at

“Adding a PCIe Carrier Card to the UltraScale product family gives customers even greater flexibility to leverage the UltraZed-EG SOM for the development of high-performance systems in applications including wired and 5G wireless infrastructure, cloud computing and the Industrial IoT,” said Nasser Poureh, director of technology and technical marketing for Avnet.

To help customers in a wide variety of applications and industries quickly and cost-effectively capture maximum performance and value from the UltraZed technology, Avnet also offers a host of scalable reference designs including software and hardware platform, boot files, Linux kernel and RAMdisk.

Available reference designs for the UltraZed platform include:

  • PetaLinux BSP and In System QSPI and EMMC Programming Reference Design provides Linux designers with an excellent starting point for launching a Linux software application development using Xilinx SDK, while the EMMC reference design demonstrates programming of the QSPI and eMMC Flash memory boot devices without the need for external programming cables.
  • Ethernet Performance Testing Reference Design enables systems engineers to launch their own Ethernet performance tuning and testing efforts to ensure products meet the throughput demands of a particular network configuration.
  • Bare-Metal-Sensor Reference Design demonstrates the use of the MAX31855PMB1 thermocouple temperature sensing module and MAX44000PMB1 proximity sensing module from Maxim Integrated.

For information on additional related parts and technical resources, please visit the UltraZed product page at

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