Qoobik Rocket

The smart vision platform featuring Xilinx Zynq-7000

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The Qoobik Rocket project has been in my head for around 4 years. Finally the first boards arrived and they look great!

The goal of this project was to develop a low cost Zynq-based board that can be used for almost anything. It turns out that the board is particularly well suited for smart vision applications.

The main features of the Qoobik Rocket 280 include:

  • Zynq Z-7020 SoC FPGA with 85k FPGA logic cells
  • 1 GB DDR3L low power SDRAM memory
  • USB JTAG debugging capability with full integration into Xilinx Vivado tool flows
  • USB UART for the Linux console
  • Micro HDMI output with 1080p60 capability
  • MIPI CSI-2 2 lane camera connector with compatibility with the Raspberry Pi camera modules
  • USB host connector with over-current protection
  • Dual-band 2.4G/5G wireless module with WLAN, Bluetooth and Zigbee capabilities using the on-board or external U.FL antenna
  • Micro SD Card holder
  • Stereo 96 kHz 24 bit audio CODEC with 3.5 mm headphone connector
  • Real-time clock with on-board battery holder for rechargeable battery
  • 40 pin I/O connector compatible with Raspberry Pi HAT with 22 FPGA I/Os plus I2C and UART signals
  • 140 pin I/O connector with 58 FPGA I/Os and many peripheral signals allowing the board to be used as a FPGA module
  • Dual 1 Msps 12-bit A/D converter with up to 17 input channels
  • 3 user push buttons, 1 reset button
  • 4 user LEDs, 1 power LED
  • High-efficiency buck converters for all of the six power rails

The board can be powered from USB or from the 2.54 mm pin header or from the 2 pin battery/fan connector.

  • 1 × Xilinx Zynq Z-7020 FPGA
  • 1 × 1 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 1 × Redpine Signals RS9113 WLAN/Bluetooth/Zigbee Module

  • Hackers Wanted

    Martin Heimlicher06/30/2016 at 13:14 0 comments

    As I am often busy doing everyday work, I am looking for some hackers who are motivated to bring life into this board and who want share it with everyone here.

    Currently, I have around 20 partially tested boards on my table. I am not selling the boards, but I can loan one to you when you have a good idea of what you want to do with it. Write me your proposal including time frame and I will do my best to support you.

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Xiaohai Li wrote 06/02/2017 at 03:48 point

Brilliant! The small from factor just fits edge computing, SDR and CV stuff.

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tarik321 wrote 04/23/2017 at 22:09 point

Hi Martin, I like your board. I would like to profile some computer vision algorithms side  by side with the Jetson navidia board. where can I buy one ?

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Jun Ma wrote 12/01/2016 at 05:16 point

Hi Martin, you board looks very compact. Have you tested the USB-2-JTAG interface with Vivado? I am also considering the FTDI debugging solution in my design but I saw a lot of problems about it in many developer communities. Xilinx used the same solution on their demo board, but I highly suspected that FTDI customized the firmware for Xilinx. What do you think?

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kevinm wrote 07/14/2016 at 13:18 point

Looks great Martin!

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