TySOM-2 Embedded Prototyping Board

Product Description

TySOM-2 is a compact prototyping board that is produced with either XC7Z045 or XC7Z100 chip - the largest capacity among Zynq 7000 family devices. It is designed to assure maximum flexibility in selecting peripherals due to leveraging the largest chip package (FFG900) with 362 I/O and 16 GTX transceivers and providing two FMC-HPC connectors that enable use of expansion daughter cards. Standard peripherals like DDR3 RAM, USB and HDMI required by ARM CPU Processing System are contained in that board so the Linux OS or another Real Time Operating System (RTOS) can be booted out of the box without any additional hardware components. The OS and software executed by ARM Cortex CPU have 1GB of DDR3 RAM for their disposal and can use up to 32GB of SSD storage in Micro-SD card. Communication and networking is enabled by the Gigabit Ethernet PHY with RJ45 connector and standard peripherals can be attached to the USB 2.0 Hub that provides 4 USB ports. There is also a HDMI codec on the board to connect this TySOM mini computer to a standard monitor. Most of the FPGA I/O ports are routed to two FMC-HPC sockets providing total of 288 I/Os and 16 GTX lines. Thus, additional devices can be connected as FMC Daughter Cards that are provided by Aldec and other vendors.


Essential Features

Chipset / SoC

  • Xilinx Zynq-7000 XC7Z100 (FFG900)
  • Dual core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
  • 2x XADC - 12-bit, 1MSPS Analog to Digital converter
  • FPGA: Kintex-7 architecture
    • XC7045: 350K Logic Cells, 437K Flip-Flops, 19.1Mb BRAM, 900 DSP
    • XC7Z100: 444K Logic Cells, 554K Flip-Flops, 26.5Mb BRAM, 2020 DSP slices


  • 1GB RAM - DDR3
  • Micro-SD support up to 32GB
  • 128Mb SPI Flash Memory
  • 64 Kb EEPROM


  • Gigabit Ethernet PHY with RGMII interface (88E1116R) and RJ45 connector
  • 4x USB 2.0 ports with Hub controller (USB2514B) and Transceiver (TUSB1210)
  • UART to USB bridge (CP2103) with Mini-USB B type connector
  • Xilinx JTAG Connector for Zynq PL
  • 6x GPIO - gold-pin 2x5 2.54 pitch connector


  • HDMI 1.4 Out - 225 MHz High Performance Transmitter (ADV7511)


  • 8x User Dip Switches
  • 4x User LEDs
  • Reset Pushbuttons for PL & PS
  • RTC Module (Real Time Clock)
  • Accelerometer
  • Temperature Sensor
  • XADC connectors (pair of MMCX)


Printed version of site: www.aldec.com/en/products/emulation/tysom_boards/zynq_7000/tysom_2