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This page is a ZC702 Getting Started guide to provide the steps needed to learn how to use and develop with the ZC702 Evaluation Kit and the the ZC702 Zynq Video & Imaging Evaluation Kit (ZVIK).

Step 1: Buy a Kit

Step 2: ZC702 Quick Start Guide

After you have received your ZC702 or ZVIK kit, open and follow the instructions found in ZC702 Quick Start Guide. The QSG will provide the following information and instructions

ZC702 & ZVIK Kit Contents

ZC702 Kit Contents
ZVIK Kit Contents

Install USB/UART Driver

Install the Silicon Labs® CP210X driver USB-UART on your PC. Instructions on installing the CP210X driver can be found at

Install Terminal Emulator

Install a terminal emulator on your PC. Xilinx recommends using Tera Term for Windows terminal emulation and instructions for installing Tera Term can be found at

Step 3: Built in Self Test (BIST)

Running the Built in Self Test (BIST). When the ZC702 is shipped from the factory, it has the on board QSPI flash programed with a BIST that will exercise basic features on the board. the goal of this BIST is to let you verify that your board can be configured and is functional.

Set the Configuration Switches

Set DIP switches on SW16 to the configuration shown below (00010)

Connect USB to UART Cable

Connect the mini USB cable to your PC (Standard-A) and J17 (Mini-B) on the ZC702 board.

Connect Power

Connect the 6-pin power plug and turn the board on with SW11

Setup Terminal Emulator: COM Port

Open Tera Term, select Serial, and choose the COM port that correlates with the Silicon Labs CP210X. Click OK.
Note the assigned COM port for the Serial Setup task

Setup Terminal Emulator: Serial Select

Go to Setup and click Serial Port to configure the terminal serial port setting.

Set Up Terminal Emulator: Serial Setup

Select the same COM port assigned in Step 5 and set the Baud rate to 115200, the Data to 8 bit , the Parity to none, Stop to 1 Bit and Flow Control to none. Click OK to save the settings

Initialize Configuration

Press SW1 POR_B to reinitialize the configuration for the ZC702 board.

Terminal Display

After the ZC702 board is configured, the text shown below appears in the terminal emulator window. Type the number or the letter associated with a listed option to run a test application. For example, type 2 to run the LED Test application.

Note: DIP switches (SW15-1 and -2) are tied in parallel to push buttons 13 and 14, respectively. Either use the DIP switches, or set SW15-1 and -2 to OFF and use push buttons 13 and
14 .

Step 4:Install Xilinx Tools and Redeem the License Voucher

A Vivado® Design Suite: Design Edition, node-locked, device-locked license voucher code is included with this ZC702 Evaluation Kit and listed below in the next task.

Redeem the License Voucher

To redeem the voucher code, see the Quick Start Guide that was included in your kit. Go to and enter the voucher code shown below. After it is redeemed, the licenses will appear in your entitlement account, and you can generate a license file, which will be emailed to you. For additional assistance redeeming your voucher, go to
Note: This code can only be used once and must be redeemed within one year of purchase. The voucher number on your voucher will be unique and will be different than the one shown here. The one shown here will not work as it is an example.

Install Vivado Design Suite

  • To install the Vivado Design Suite, insert and load the installation DVD. For the latest version, go to
  • When you get to the Xilinx License Configuration Manager GUI in the install flow, under the Acquire a License tab , select Locate Existing License then click Next; In the Manage Xilinx License tab, click on the Load License button, and navigate to where you saved the attached license file that was emailed to you in the Redeem the License Voucher task..
  • If you need assistance, please review the Vivado install guide found at

Step 5: ZC702 Video Demo Application

Run the ZC702 Video Demo Application. For step by step instructions how to bring up the ZC702 board for video demonstration part of the TRD and running different video demonstrations out of the box please view the instructions found in the Running Video Demo Applications section of the Zynq Base TRD Wiki.

Step 6: Building a Hardware and Software Project

For an introduction to the Vivado Design Suite and more information on how to Build a Hardware and Software Project targeting the ZC702 evaluation kit, please watch this 30 min video. It will provide you with the step by step on creating a Vivado Embedded project, where you will create a project, select the ZC702 evaluation board as a target, using Vivado IPI to select and configure the IP needed to build an embedded platform. You will learn how to create and generate the hardware design, and then create and generate the software code to test the peripherals included in this project. When you are done, you will be able to download and configure the ZC702 evaluation kit with the peripheral test designs.

Step 7: Rebuilding and running the ZC702 Video Targeted Reference Design (TRD)

  • For detailed information and description of the the base targeted reference design (TRD) targeting the ZC702 please link to the Zynq-7000 SoC ZC702 Base Targeted Reference Design User Guide This User Guide summarizes the modes of operation, and lists the TRD features.
  • For a detailed description on how the ZC702 Video TRD was built, and how to edit and rebuild the project, please link to the Zynq Base TRD Wiki.

Step 8: 1080p60 Camera Image Processing Reference Design

If you have a ZVIK kit, or the required hardware, you can review and try the 1080p60 Camera Image Processing Reference Design is an application note and reference design that shows how to use a WUXGA color image sensor, and video I/O FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) with HDMI™ input and output allow for immediate development of video system software, firmware, and hardware designs. This application note describes how to set up and run the 1080p60 camera image processing reference design (camera design) using the ZVIK. Instructions are also included on how to build the hardware and software components as well as how to create the SD card boot image.

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