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  1. Hi @JColvin, my question was about choosing the correct Zynq in Vivado when creating a new project for the Zybo Z7-20 (see attachment). This exact label with -1, -2 or -3 at the end you can't find anywhere. But all you have to do (and what probably anybody does anyway, besides me) is downloading the Digilents board files here, so the Zybo Z7 shows up in the list of boards. I thought this is not worth a thread. But maybe there will be another user who won't just open up another tutorial that gives the information about the board files, you're right. Thank you @xc6lx45
  2. hi @xc6lx45, oh, thank you a lot for explaining me these facts - very interesting and of course conclusive. I will order the bigger Zybo-Z7 from trenz next week. In this case saving 50€ is obviously not worth it. I already put some stuff on ebay for this. I'm really glad I didn't find out about these things afterwards. 👍
  3. Hi @jpeyron, thanks for your answer. This is exactly information I am looking for. To be honest, first thing I thought was: Of course it's a Digilent-demo which doesn't fit on the bargain-board... 😉 I'm just kidding (better to be mentioned, the smileys are really small here). Anyway, this is interesting. What does make a project like this so voluminous? Is the reason something like, that there are equivalent modules for every pixel? Until now, it doesn't seem to be recommended to save the 50€/60$ difference of the Zybos - even for people it's painful for. This example doesn't seem to be very exceptional...
  4. Hi, at the moment I'm pretty sure my board of choice will be a Zybo Z7, but I'm still not sure about which one of them. If a bigger FPGA is needed depends more on the kind of projects rather than the size itself, that's why I can't just simply extrapolate, how much logic I will probably need. Could you please describe me somehow, for which kind of projects the PL of the Zynq-7010 could be too small and the greater Zynq-7020 would be recommended or needed? Or could you maybe give me some examples of projects, which wouldn't fit into a Zynq-7010? Zynq 7010: 28K logic cells Zynq 7020: 85K logic cells What sort of projects I will do... I don't know it yet at all. To get into SoC/Zynq at all will keep me busy for a while. After this... something which takes advantage of parallelism would be nice. RT-image-processing, neuronal networks, tree spanning algorithms... If I want to experiment around in different fields, will I most probably time by time get into situations, where the bigger Zynq would be of advantage, avoid problems or even allow an implementation at all. Or is the bigger Zynq-7020 more like of industrial size and a single, private hobby- or student-developer won't ever come close to fill out even the smaller Zynq-7010? Thank you a lot!
  5. Hi, not a long time ago, I got in contact with FPGAs/Verilog and noticed, I like it. After having some fun with a Basys2, I want to get into SoC now. Of course first of it all there is the decision to make, which board to buy. After quite a few hours of research there are two boards left: Zybo-Z7 and the ZedBoard. Sometime probably I will do something with video to do something which takes advantage of parallelism. I'm still not clear about the advantage of the Zybo's Pcam adapter. I know the maximum bandwidth through Pcam is higher than through ZedBoards highspeed-Pmod. But isn't the limiting factor the camera module itself anyway? If great resolution at cameras maximum frame rate fit through Pmod also, why is Pcam a plus then -or isn't it actually at all? Or maybe is Pcam or MIPI CSI-2 designed for high end cameras, which private people usually can't afford anyway? Thank you!