Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools Spec Sheet  

Course Description

Provides embedded systems developers with experience in creating an embedded Linux system targeting a Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC or Zynq System on a Chip (SoC) processor development board using PetaLinux Tools. The course provides experience with: ▪ Building the environment and booting the system using a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC or Zynq SoC with PetaLinux Tools on the ARM® Cortex™-A53 or Cortex-A9 processor ▪ Using open-source embedded Linux components ▪ Configuring the Linux environment and network components ▪ Debugging embedded Linux platforms The primary focus is on embedded Linux development in conjunction with the Xilinx tool flow.

 

Level: Embedded Software 4 
Course Duration: 2 days
Price: $1600 or 16 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: EMBD-HW-ILT 
Who Should Attend?: Embedded software developers interested in customizing the PetaLinux kernel on an ARM processor design for a Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC or Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC .
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Prerequisites

  • Essentials of FPGA Design (introductory FPGA design course) 
  • Embedded Systems Software Development course (software development for FPGA embedded systems course) 

Software Tools

  • PetaLinux Tools 2018.3
  • Xilinx SDK Tool 2018.3
  • Vivado® System Edition 2018.3 

Hardware

  • Architecture: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC* 
  • Demo board: ZedBoard*; Xilinx ZCU102 Evaluation Board 

* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and Zynq-7000 SoC architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations. 

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

▪ Explain what an embedded Linux kernel is 

▪ Describe the Linux device driver architecture 

▪ Create a PetaLinux project to configure and build an image using PetaLinux tools 

▪ Create a working ARM Cortex-A53 or Cortex-A9 processor Linux system using the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux tools 

▪ List various hardware interfacing options available for the ARM Cortex-A53 or Cortex-A9 processor 

▪ Build custom hardware cores and device drivers using the user space I/O (UIO) framework 

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Embedded Linux Overview 
  • Lab 1: A First Look 
  • Introduction to the PetaLinux Tools 
  • Lab 2: Build and Boot an Image 
  • Application Development and Debugging 
  • Lab 3: Application Development and Debugging 
  • Networking and TCP/IP 
  • Lab 4: Networking and TCP/IP 
  • Device Drivers, User Space I/O, and Loadable Kernel Modules 
  • Lab 5: Accessing Hardware Devices from User Space 

Day 2

  • Board Bring Up with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools 
  • Lab 6: Basic Hardware Design with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools 
  • Custom Hardware Development and Interfacing 
  • Lab 7: Custom Hardware Development
  • Custom Driver Development (short review) 
  • Lab 8: Custom Driver Development 

Lab Descriptions

  • Lab 1: A First Look – Log in to the ARM processor Linux system and make comparisons between the embedded Linux and desktop Linux environments. 
  • Lab 2: Build and Boot an Image – Explore the Linux configuration menus and build the ARM processor Linux kernel and applications. Download the resulting system image to the development board.  
  • Lab 3: Application Development and Debugging – Create a simple user application with PetaLinux Tools and debug the application with System Debugger. 
  • Lab 4: Networking and TCP/IP – Explore the kernel configuration menu. Log in to the ARM processor Linux system by using telnet. Transfer files to and from Linux by using FTP. Build and experiment with web-based applications under Linux. 
  • Lab 5: Accessing Hardware Devices from User Space – Access a hardware device directly from user space. Use the UIO framework to access a hardware device. Experience loading and unloading kernel modules.  
  • Lab 6: Basic Hardware Design with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools – Use the Vivado IP integrator (IPI) to create a basic hardware design with the ARM Cortex-A9 or ARM Cortex-A53 processor. Use PetaLinux Tools to create a new embedded Linux target for the hardware design.  
  • Lab 7: Custom Hardware Development – Design a customized IP core. Integrate the IP core with the AXI interface and debug. 
  • Lab 8: Custom Driver Development – Write a UIO program to access the PWM AXI IP core. Boot from Flash and verify it on the target board

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