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Xilinx® Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC

The MSC SM2S-ZUSP module is based on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and supports ZU2, ZU3, ZU4 or ZU5 FPGA complexity.

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices provide 64-bit processor scalability while combining real-time control with soft and hard engines for graphics, video, waveform, and packet processing. Integrating an ARM®-based system for advanced analytics and on-chip programmable logic for task acceleration creates unlimited possibilities for applications including 5G Wireless, next generation ADAS, Internet-of-Things, Industrial Automation, Medical, Transportation and Robotics.

MSC SM2S-ZUSP offers dual-core or quad-core ARM Cortex™-A53 processors in combination with dual ARM Cortex-R5 real time processors and ARM Mali™-400 GPU. It provides DDR4 SDRAM with optional ECC, dedicated DDR4 SDRAM for the Programmable Logic, up to 64GB eMMC Flash memory, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, PCI Express, USB 3.0, an on-board Wireless Module as well as an extensive set of interfaces for embedded applications.

The module is compliant with the new SMARC™ 2.0 standard, allowing easy integration with SMARC baseboards. For evaluation and design-in of the SM2S-ZUSP module, MSC provides a development platform and a starter kit. Support for Linux is available (Android support on request).

SMARC MSC SM2S-ZUSP embedded board

Dual or Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 Application Processors up to 1.5GHz

Dual core ARM Cortex-R5 Real-Time Processors up to 600MHz

Mali-400 MP2 Graphics Processor (optional)

H.264 / H.265 Video Codec (optional)

Up to 8GB DDR4 SDRAM, ECC support (optional)

Up to 2GB DDR4 SDRAM for FPGA (optional)

Up to 64GB eMMC Flash

SATA-III interface (6Gbps)

DisplayPort interface

Dual-channel LVDS interface (optional)

MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface (optional)

Up to 2x PCI Express x2 Gen. 3

Up to 1x USB 3.0/2.0 Host interface

Up to 3x USB 2.0 Host interface

1x USB 2.0 Host/Device interface

Gigabit Ethernet (single or dual)

Wireless Module (optional)

1x MMC/SD/SDIO interface

2x CAN interface



SMARC 2.0 Compliant

Technical Data - MSC SM2S-ZUSP

Technology ARM
FormFactor SMARC Short Size

Xilinx UltraScale+ ZU2CG, ZU3CG, ZU4CG or ZU5CG MPSoC with

- Dual core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore Application Processor up to 1.3GHz

- Dual core ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore Real-Time Processor up to 533MHz


Xilinx UltraScale+ ZU2EG, ZU3EG, ZU4EG, ZU5EG, ZU4EV or ZU5EV MPSoC with

- Quad core ARM Cortex-A53 MPCore Application Processor up to 1.5GHz

- Dual core ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore Real-Time Processor up to 600MHz




Up to 8GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM, soldered, ECC support (optional)

Up to 2GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM, soldered, for Programmable Logic (optional)


Up to 64GB eMMC Flash

QSPI NOR Boot Flash

Storage Interfaces


1x SATA-III (6Gbps)


1x USB 3.0/2.0 Host, 3x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client or

1x USB 3.0/2.0 Host, 2x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client (option w/ WLAN) or

1x USB 3.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 Host, 1x USB 2.0 Host/Client (option w/o Hub)

Serial Interfaces

1x UART with 2-wire hand shake

1x UART w/o hand shake

Bus Interfaces

1x PCI Express x1 Gen. 2 (5Gbps) using ZU2/3 devices

2x PCI Express x2 Gen. 3 (8Gbps) using ZU4/5 devices

2x CAN 2.0B

2x SPI (with two chip selects)

3x I2C up to 400 Kbit/s

Display Controller

ARM Mali-400 MP2 Graphics Processing Unit (EG/EV only)

Multicore 2D/3D graphic acceleration at 667MHz

OpenGL ES 1.1 / 2.0 and OpenVG 1.0 / 1.1 support


Video Codec Unit (EV only)

Supports H.265 (HEVC) / H.264 (AVC) standards

Simultaneous encode and decode at 8Kx4K (15fps) or 4Kx2K (60fps)

Display Interfaces

Dual-channel 18/24 bit LVDS interface

(optional, dependent on implementation in Programmable Logic)


DisplayPort 1.2a (4096x2160 @ 30Hz)

- support 1 lane using ZU2/3 devices

- support 2 lanes using ZU2/3 devices (optional, variant w/o PCI Express)

- support 2 lanes using ZU4/5 devices

Network Interface

Up to 2x 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (optional)


HD Wireless Module SPB228, MU-MIMO 2x2 with 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n

and Bluetooth/BLE support, soldered (optional)

Audio Interface

optional, dependent on implementation in Programmable Logic

Security Device

Advanced Security, Safety, and Reliability integrated in the MPSoC


Watchdog Timer for system reset (programmable, 1s … 600s)


12x GPIO, configurable as input or output


60x FPGA I/O for customer use

(optional, dependent on implementation in Programmable Logic)


2kbit ID EEPROM on I2C bus


MIPI CSI-2 Camera Interface

(optional, dependent on implementation in Programmable Logic)

Feature Highlights

SMARC 2.0 compliant

OS Support

Linux Board Support Package

Android Board Support Package (on request)

Power Requirement

Power Supply +5V +/-5%, 5V Standby

Power Consumption TBD typ. (depending on MPSoC and PL)


emperature Range:

0°C … +85°C operating extended

-40°C … +85°C operating industrial

-40°C … +85°C storage



5 … 95% (operating, non condensing)

5 … 95% (storage, non-condensing)

Dimensions 82 x 50 mm








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