A Zynq SoC in a Feather form factor #Feather #FeatherFriday @PcbArts
The Xilinx Zynq SoC combines energy efficiency and performance in the smallest possible space. When PCB Arts became aware of this chip, they started an open source project. This is an FPGA development board in the Adafruit Feather form factor.
The 2.29 x 5.08cm large and 8-layer board is ideal for hobby and professional applications. Due to its small size and enormous computing power, versatile use cases can be realized.
866 MHz Dual-core ARM Cortex A9 MPCore
1,8 MB Block RAM
The Zynq Feather has been shown booting into Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
I recently stumbled upon a tiny 15mm X 15mm fan, and thought I might have a use case for it. Axial fans unfortunately do not like obstacles near the inlet or the outlet. I will do a simulation to check if this construction with a fan really has a thermal advantage.
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