Zynq XC7Z015 / XC7Z030 - BORA Xpress

Processor:  Xilinx  "Zynq" XC7Z015 / XC7Z030

BORA Xpress is the top-class Dual Cortex-A9 + FPGA CPU module by DAVE Embedded Systems, based on the recent Xilinx "Zynq" XC7Z015 / XC7Z030 application processor.

BORA Xpress offers great computational power, thanks to the rich set of peripherals, the Dual Cortex-A9 and the Artix-7 FPGA inside. 

BORA Xpress is designed in order to keep full compatibility with the ULTRA Line CPU modules, to guarantee the premium quality and technical value of those customers that require top performances.

Main Features

  • Unmatched performance thanks to Dual ARM Cortex-A9 @ up to 1GHz
  • SERDES: Xpress lanes up to 6.25 Gbps
  • All memories you need: on-board NOR and NAND Flash
  • Enabling smarter system thanks to Artix-7 or Kintex-7 FPGA integrated on-chip
  • FPGA banks wide range PSU input from 1.2V to 3.3V
  • Highest security and reliability: internal voltage monitoring and power good enable
  • Reduced carrier complexity: dual CAN, USB, Ethernet GB and native 3.3 V I/O
  • Easy to fit thanks to its small form factor
  • Accurate timing application thanks to on-board 5ppm RTC
  • Pin2Pin Compatibility with BORA SOM based on Zynq XC7Z010/XC7Z020

Available evaluation boards:

BXELK-H - BORA Xpress Evaluation Kit

BORA Xpress Evaluation Kit is a development/test board designed to start working with the BORA Xpress platform and experimenting with the implemented features. The carrier board hosts a BORA Xpress CPU module and offers the following features:

Price and availability

For further information about the Kit and the usage, contact sales@dave.eu

Kit Contents

BORA Xpress Embedded Linux Kit is composed of:

  • BORA Xpress Carrier board
  • BORA Xpress SOM
  • Serial cable adapter for connect to system console +
  • PINSTRIP 5 x 2 x 2,54 mm to DB9 connector
  • U-Boot bootloader (source code and binaries)
  • Linux operating system (source code and binaries)
  • DVDK virtual machine with pre-installed development environment
  • Full BORA Xpress documentation (Manuals, User's Guides, Application Notes, Carrier boards schematics, Mechanical Drawings...) included in the uSD card
  • complimentary access to DAVE Embedded Systems' BORA Xpress RESERVED AREA
  • Periodic updates (documentation revisions, new Application Notes, new Design notes)

BORA Xpress Evaluation Kit - BELK-H Description & Version

Please visit DAVE Embedded Systems Developer's Wiki for further information.

Technical Support


XILINX ZYNQ SDSoC Development Environment for BORA SOM

The SDSoC™ development environment provides a greatly simplified ASSP-like C/C++ programming experience including an easy to use Eclipse IDE and a comprehensive design environment for heterogeneous Zynq® All Programmable SoC and MPSoC deployment. Complete with the industry’s first C/C++ full-system optimizing compiler, SDSoC delivers system level profiling, automated software acceleration in programmable logic, automated system connectivity generation, and libraries to speed programming. It also enables end user and 3rd party platform developers to rapidly define, integrate, and verify system level solutions and enable their end customers with a customized programming environment. DAVE Embedded Systems has integrated, in partnership with Xilinx, the SDSoC™ on BORA SOM based on Xilinx Zynq. Details about SDSoC development on BORA SOM:



PL I/Os enabled


OS Supported


Special Design Examples


Latest version tested


How to get it

  1. Contact DAVE Embedded Systems' sales office sales@dave.eu
  2. Sales team will ask you information about your business case
  3. When approved, you will obtain access to DAVE Embedded Systems' reserved area where it is possible to download the available documentation and the SW release
  1. The SDSoC Development Environment is tested on DAVE Embedded Systems' official evaluation kit for BORA SOM.
  2. THE BORA SOM Evaluation Kit ( BELK-L-S ) is available through all DAVE Embedded Systems' sales channels and Digikey and Mouser catalogues

Software Updates - LONG TERM SUPPORT:

DAVE Embedded Systems is committed to provide updated software along the life cycles of its products. This is possible maintaining products aligned with Silicon Vendor releases. Additionally to this the bug fixes are committed and published on GIT server. More information on how to have access to this are available HERE


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