The Q7 is the latest in the Xiphos Q-Card family of low-cost, embedded nodes for control, processing and interface applications, primarily for aerospace markets. Q-Cards combine a small form factor with broad networking, processing and I/O capabilities. At the core of each Q7 is a hybrid environment of powerful CPUs and reprogrammable logic, providing consistent, reliable performance. The library of logic and software functions is augmented by onboard analog and digital I/O. The Q7 is a flight-proven processor board based on the Xilinx Zynq-7020.

The Q7 processor card offers the following key features:

  • Builds on extensive heritage from flight-proven Q-card family
  • Xilinx Zynq SoC, including ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processors supported by massive programmable logic resources
  • Memory: 2x LPDDR2 RAM, 2x QSPI Flash (NOR), 2x MicroSD
  • Interfaces included: Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, serial, I/Os accessible through mezzanine connectors

Xiphos also offers a range of ancillary services for Q-card customers including additional hardware and firmware development, software hybridization and Linux driver/API & application software development.

The video below is a presentation by Xiphos from the 2021 satsearch webinar: "a guide to advanced data processing and AI for satellite missions". For more information about the webinar, and to see footage of the entire event, please click here here

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Last updated: 2021-12-28



32 g (with RJ45 connector)
24 g (without connector)
power consumption
scalable, typ. 2 W
78 mm
43 mm
19 mm (with RJ45 connector)
9 mm (without connector)
processor type
ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore
processor clock
up to 766 MHz
Independent 1x 512 MB and 1x 256 MB LPDDR2 RAM chips
flash memory
2x 128 MB QSPI Flash (NOR)
data storage
2 MicroSD slots (max. 32 GB each)
data interface
USB 2.0
operating temperature
-40 to 60 C


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