For evaluation and SoC prototyping purposes, ZSP reference or development boards can be used standalone to enable customers to develop applications and test them. In some cases, customers can also integrate their own boards to prototype their SoC architecture.
The reference boards incorporate a ZSP test chip and sometimes an FPGA to allow customers to map their own logic in the FPGA and interface to a ZSP subsystem. Test chips can have a single instance of ZSP core or multiple instances depending upon the core. Also available on board is an SDRAM and JTAG interface. The boards also have an expansion header. Optional expansion boards are available for specific needs, such as audio codec, HDMI controller and other functionalities.
Some boards are in the versatile form factor and can easily be integrated with other Versatile form factor boards.