Advanced Features and Techniques of Embedded Systems Software Design

EMB SW 4 | EMBD34000-ILT (v1.0)

Course Description

This course will help software engineers fully utilize the components available in the Zynq™ All Programmable System on a Chip (SoC) processing system (PS). This course covers advanced Zynq All Programmable SoC topics for the software engineer, including advanced boot methodology, the NEON co-processor, programming PS system-level function control registers, the general interrupt controller, the DMA, Ethernet, and USB controllers, and the various low-speed peripherals included in the Zynq processing system.

Level: EMB SW 4
Course Duration: 1 day
Price: $700 or 7 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: EMBD34000-ILT
Who Should Attend?: Software design engineers interested in fully utilizing the Zynq All Programmable SoC platform
Registration: Register online in our secure store

Prerequisites

  • Embedded Systems Software Design or equivalent knowledge
  • C or C++ programming experience
  • Conceptual understanding of embedded processing systems, including device drivers, interrupt routines, Xilinx Standalone library services, user applications, and boot loader operation
  • Experience developing software for embedded processor applications

Software Tools

  • Vivado Design or System Edition 2013.3

Hardware

  • Architecture: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC*
  • Demo board: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ZC702 or Zed board*

* This course focuses on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Contact us for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.

After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:

  • Implement an effective Zynq All Programmable SoC boot design methodology
  • Create an appropriate FSBL image for flash
  • Identify advanced Cortex™-A9 processor services for fully utilizing the capabilities of the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Analyze the operation and capabilities of the DMA controller in the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Examine the various Standalone library services and performance capabilities of the Ethernet and USB controllers in the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Describe the Standalone library services available for low-speed peripherals that are contained in the Zynq All Programmable SoC PS

Course Outline

  • Advanced Boot Methodology on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Boot Details
  • Lab 1: Zynq All Programmable SoC Boot Memory
  • Advanced Cortex-A9 Processor Services
  • Advanced DMA Controller Configuration on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Lab 2: Configuring DMA on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • High-Speed Peripheral Configuration on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Low-Speed Peripherals on the Zynq All Programmable SoC

Lab Descriptions

  • Lab 1: Zynq All Programmable SoC Boot Memory Lab – Explore the principles of creating a bootable flash image based on a First Stage Bootloader (FSBL) project. 
  • Lab 2: Configuring DMA on the Zynq All Programmable SoC – Program the DMA controller on the Zynq All Programmable SoC PS and explore the various Standalone library services that support the Zynq All Programmable SoC PS DMA controller.

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Scheduled Embedded Courses

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January 30 - January 31: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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February 06 - February 07: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Embedded System Design 2017.1
February 21 - February 22: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Alternative Dates and Locations

Faster Technology is able to deliver both private classes at client sites and also public classes at alternate locations and dates.  If there are no currently scheduled classes listed above or if none of the classes are convenient, please tell us what dates and locations will meet your needs.  No obligation necessary.