URP - Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Unmanned & Robotics Platform ideally suited for UAV or drone developments


The UAV and Robotics Platform (URP) is a Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ based platform and therefore has a broad spectrum of processing capabilities. The board combines a small form factor with integrated functionalities of sensors-on-board, software and FPGA logic. With its motor control units, position sensors, obstacle detection interfaces and communication resources the URP can be used for many applications. Ideally suited for UAV or drone developments, this Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Unmanned & Robotics Platform (URP) stands out from alternatives because it is fully software programmable while maintaining flexibility to customize unique requirements. 

There is a number of interesting demo’s on the board available:

  • Control via a web browser
  • Desktop image (like Ubuntu)
  • VCU (video compression demo)
  • AI demo

The board supports the ZU4/5/7 variants of the Zynq Ultrascale+ family of Xilinx System-on-Chips on 135x68,4X10mm footprint. The MPSoC is available in both the commercial temperature range 0°C...+70°C as well as in the industrial temperature range -40°C....+85°C.

 

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The URP Platform enables and accelerates developments spanning a breadth of domains including : image processing and compression with two high-res cameras, multi-motor drive with high-efficiency high-RPM controller IP, inertial measurement with position and environmental sensors, autonomous navigation and control, algorithms and autopilot, high performance low latency deterministic embedded compute, algorithm acceleration using Software programing of PL kernels.

The URP is a feature-rich, highly-integrated, small form-factor, off-the-shelf solution. The UAV and Robotics Platform consists of a processing board with integrated and versatile sensors, Linux based software stack, FPGA reference design and a comprehensive user application. It supports autopilot integration and interfaces with the Robot OS. All sensors required for autonomous operation are integrated on the board. Additional functionalities, like ultrasound and radar/lidar type of sensors, can be integrated easily. Extending the board with other processor boards is also relatively easy due to the high-performance board-to-board connectivity. Software defined radio and other desired features can also be integrated easily. For example, on-chip 4K video stream capture, manipulation and H264/265 compression are ready to use.