Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC First Generation Architecture

Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC First Generation Architecture allows a flexible platform to launch solutions while providing traditional ASIC and SoC users with a fully programmable alternative. Available in dual-core (Zynq-7000) and single-core (Zynq-7000S) Cortex-A9 configurations, the Arm® Cortex™-A9 processors present an integrated, performance-per-watt 28nm programmable logic that achieves power and performance levels exceeding that of discrete processor and FPGA systems. These features make the Zynq-7000 SoCs the best option for a wide range of embedded applications, including small cell base stations, multicamera driver assistance systems, machine vision for industrial automation, medical endoscopy, and 4K2K Ultra-HDTV.

Zynq-7000 SoC First Generation Architecture is optimized for performance-per-watt and maximum design flexibility. Dual-core Arm Cortex-A9 processors are integrated with 7 series programmable logic (up to 6.6M logic cells of logic and 12.5Gb/s transceivers) to enable highly differentiated designs for a wide range of embedded applications. The Zynq-7000S Socs are the cost-optimized entry point to the Zynq-7000 SoCs with a single-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor mated with 28nm Artix-7 based programmable logic. The Zynq-7000S devices are ideal for industrial IoT applications such as motor control and embedded vision.

The Zynq-7000 SoCs have an integrated programmable logic that is connected to a processing system with over 3,000 interconnects, providing up to 100Gb/s of I/O bandwidth, beyond that of a multi-chip solution. The Zynq-7000 SoCs offer 10 different single-core or dual-core devices to choose from, allowing a scalable platform for an entire family of solutions.


  • Innovative Arm + FPGA architecture for differentiation, analytics, and control
  • Extensive OS, middleware, stacks, accelerators, and IP ecosystem
  • Multiple levels of hardware and software security
  • Integration delivering the de facto programmable platform
  • System-level performance through optimized architecture
  • Architected to deliver low system power
  • Most flexible and scalable platform for maximum reuse and best TTM
  • Industry-leading design tools, C/C++, and Open CL design abstractions
  • Large portfolio of SW and HW design tools, SoMs, design kits, and reference designs


  • Multi-axis motor control
  • Machine vision
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • ADAS
  • Medical endoscope
  • Small cell baseband
  • Professional cameras
  • Machine vision
  • Carrier Ethernet backhaul
  • Multi-function printers


Architectural Overview

Application Circuit Diagram - Xilinx Zynq®-7000 SoC First Generation Architecture

Block Diagrams

Published: 2019-05-30 | Updated: 2023-08-30