The ZedBoard is a low-cost development board for the Xilinx Zynq-7000 all programmable SoC (AP SoC). The board contains everything needed to create a Linux®, Android®, Windows®, or other OS/RTOS based design. Also, several expansion connectors expose the processing system and programmable logic I/Os for easy user access.
Take advantage of the Zynq-7000 AP SoCs tightly coupled ARM® processing system and 7-series programmable logic to create unique and powerful designs with the ZedBoard. Target applications include video processing, software acceleration, motor control, reconfigurable computing, Linux/Android/RTOS development, exploring RISC processors (ARM), and general Zynq-7000 AP SoC prototyping. The ZedBoard kit is supported by the www.zedboard.org community website where users can collaborate with other engineers also working on Zynq designs.
Want to master the Xilinx Zynq SoC on your ZedBoard? Look at "The ZYNQ Book", an accessible, readable book written for people just starting out with Zynq, as well as engineers already working with Zynq. You can download it free (or purchase a hard copy) at http://www.zynqbook.com/.