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

  • Describe the various tools that encompass the Xilinx Embedded Development Kit (EDK)
  • Identify the IP that comprise components in an embedded processor system
  • Rapidly architect an embedded system containing a MicroBlaze processor and Xilinx-supplied component  IP by using the Base System Builder (BSB)
  • Utilize the Eclipse-based Software Development Kit (SDK) to develop software applications and debug software
  • Explore the Xilinx Embedded Processor Technical Reference Design (TRD)

Course Outline

  • Xilinx Embedded Processing Overview
  • Building an Embedded Processor System in XPS
  • Lab 1(optional): Hardware Construction with the Base System Builder
  • Software Development in SDK
  • Embedded Processor IP Component Features
  • Lab 2(optional): Adding and Downloading Software
  • AXI Overview
  • Embedded Targeted Reference Design Overview
  • Lab 3(optional): Embedded Targeted Reference Design
  • Summary

Lab Descriptions

The MicroBlaze processor labs are based on the AXI interconnect.  Labs for this workshop are optional and will be presented at the discretion of the instructor.

  • Lab 1(optional): Hardware Construction with the Base System Builder – Create an XPS project by using the Base System Builder to develop a basic hardware system and generate an embedded processor system component as part of a larger ISE software design.
  • Lab 2(optional): Adding and Downloading Software – Complete the processes begun in Lab 1 using the SDK tools to create a software BSP and sample application. Configure the FPGA and download the application.
  • Lab 3(optional): Targeted Reference Design – Utilize the Embedded Targeted Reference Design. Identify how you can use it as a starting point for your own design.

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Scheduled Embedded Courses

Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-System Architect-Online
January 30 - January 31: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This two-day online course is structured to provide system architects with an overview of the...

Embedded C/C++ SDSoC Development Environment and Methodology
February 06 - February 07: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v2017.1 This one-day course is structured to help designers new to the SDSoC development...

Embedded System Design 2017.1
February 21 - February 22: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v2017.1 The course is designed to bring FPGA designers up to speed on developing embedded systems...

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.