Designing with the Versal ACAP: Power & Board Design


Course Description

This course provides a system-level understanding of power and thermal issues related to designing with the Versal® ACAP. PCB design considerations for the Versal ACAP are also covered.
The emphasis of this course is on:
▪ Estimating power using power analysis
▪ Managing thermal design
▪ Understanding Versal device packaging
▪ Implementing proper pin-to-board connection
▪ Using the Versal PCB Schematic Checklist to validate PCB design
What's New for 2022.1
▪ Seven new modules target specifics aspects of interfacing between the device nd the PCB
▪ "Power and Thermal Solutions Overview" module split into two modules for clarity
▪ All labs have been updated to the latest software versions

Level: ACAP 2
Course Duration: 1 day
Price: $800 or 8 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: ACAP-POWER-BD
Who Should Attend?: – Hardware designers and system
architects wanting to develop an effective power distribution network for the Versal ACAP.

▪ Designing with the Versal ACAP: Architecture and Methodology course
▪ Optional: Signal Integrity and Board Design course
▪ Familiarity with the Vivado® Design Suite
Software Tools
▪ Vivado Design Suite 2022.1
PE for the Versal ACAP devices
▪ Architecture: Xilinx Versal ACAPs

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After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the  necessary skills to:
▪ Design an efficient power distribution network for a Versal ACAP design
▪ Leverage the Vivado Design Suite XPE tool for power estimation
▪ Dynamically manage power consumption

Course Outline 2022.1

Day 1

▪ Versal ACAP Architecture Overview for Existing Xilinx Users
Introduces to students that already have familiarity with Xilinx  architectures the new and updated features found in the Versal ACAP devices. {Lecture}
Power and Thermal Solutions Overview
Introduces key power and thermal concepts and explores some of capabilities of the Versal ACAP devices and introduces the power distribution network flow. {Lecture, Lab, Demo}
Packaging and Power Integrity
Describes key elements when modeling a PDN and dives deeper into packaging considerations. {Lecture}
▪ Power Management
Discusses power domains and how they can be controlled along with basic techniques used to lower overall power consumption. {Lecture}
▪ Power Supply Backgrounder
Reviews linear and switching power supplies and common terms used to specify power supply characteristics. {Lecture}
▪ Designing the Power Supply
Consolidates the thermal management concepts of the course for achieving a successful design. {Lecture}
PCB Design Verification – Versal ACAP Schematic Checklist
Reviews PCB design verification using the Schematic Checklist. {Lecture, Lab}

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