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

 

  • Implement an effective software design environment for a Xilinx embedded system using the Xilinx SDK tools 
  • Write a basic user application (under Standalone or Linux) using the Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK) and run it on an embedded system platform 
  • Use Xilinx debugger tools to troubleshoot user applications 
  • Apply software techniques to improve operability 
  • Maintain and update software projects with changing hardware

Course Outline

Day 1

 

  • Overview of Embedded Software Development {Lecture} 
  • Embedded UltraFast Design Methodology {Lecture, Demo} 
  • Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Architecture Overview {Lecture, Lab, Demo} 
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Architecture Overview {Lecture, Lab, Demo} 
  • MicroBlaze Processor Architecture Overview {Lecture, Lab}
  • Driving the SDK Tool {Lecture, Lab} 
  • System Debugger {Lecture, Lab} 
  • Standalone Software Platform Development {Lecture, Lab, Demo} 
  • C Coding Support for Standalone {Lecture, Demo} 
  • Memory File System (Standalone) {Lecture, Lab} 
  • Using Linker Scripts {Lecture, Lab} 
  • Introduction to Interrupts {Lecture} 
  • Interrupts: Software Considerations {Lecture, Lab} 

Day2

 

  • Operating Systems: Introduction and Concepts {Lecture}
  • Linux: A High-Level Introduction {Lecture} 
  • Linux Software Application Development Overview {Lecture, Lab, Demo} 
  • Writing Code in the Xilinx Linux Environment {Lecture, Demo} 
  • Booting Overview {Lecture, Lab} 
  • Profiling Overview {Lecture, Lab, Demo} 
  • Understanding Device Drivers {Lecture, Demo} 
  • Custom Device Drivers {Lecture, Lab} 

Topic Descriptions

Day 1 

 

  • Overview of Embedded Software Development – Overview of the process for building a user application. 
  • Embedded UltraFast Design Methodology – Outlines the different elements that comprise the Embedded Design Methodology. 
  • Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Architecture Overview – Overview of the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC architecture. 
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Architecture Overview – Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC architecture. 
  • MicroBlaze Processor Architecture Overview – Overview of the MicroBlaze processor architecture. 
  • Driving the SDK Tool – Introduces the basic behaviors required to drive the SDK tool to generate a debuggable C/C++ application. 
  • System Debugger – Describes the basics of actually running a debugger and illustrates the most commonly used debugging commands. 
  • Standalone Software Platform Development – Covers the various software components, or layers, supplied by Xilinx that aid in the creation of low-level software. 
  • C Coding Support for Standalone – Reviews the basic services (libraries) available when coding in the Standalone environment. 
  • Memory File System (Standalone) – Introduces the memory file system (MFS) from the Standalone library, which provides drivers and utilities for effectively converting a region of memory into a file system.
  • Using Linker Scripts – Overview of the purpose and typical use of a linker script.
  • Introduction to Interrupts – Introduces the concept of interrupts, basic terminology, and generic implementation. 
  • Interrupts: Software Considerations – Describes many of the considerations that a software coder must take into account when supporting interrupts. 

Day 2

 

  • Operating Systems: Introduction and Concepts – Introduces the concept of the operating system and provides a simplified view into the generic way that operating systems work. 
  • Linux: A High-Level Introduction – Introduces the Linux operating system, a brief history, and how to use it.
  • Linux Software Application Development Overview – Highlights important parts of the underlying Linux system as it pertains to applications. 
  • Writing Code in the Xilinx Linux Environment – Reviews the use of the Xilinx SDK tool for Linux software development. 
  • Booting Overview – Describes the main points to how booting a processor is handled for Zynq All Programmable SoC devices and MicroBlaze processors.
  • Profiling Overview – Introduces the purpose and techniques for profiling a user application.
  • Understanding Device Drivers – Explains the concept of a device driver and how it is used by embedded systems.
  • Custom Device Drivers – Describes how to successfully write a custom device driver.

 

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Scheduled Embedded Courses

Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 2
May 03 - May 04: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v2017.1 This course shows you how to build an effective FPGA design using synchronous design...

Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 3
May 08 - May 09: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Software Developer
June 19 - June 20: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v 2017.3 This two-day course is structured to provide software designers with a catalog of OS...

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.