Designing with the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC (3-day)

Course Part Number-CONN-RFSOC

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the hard block capabilities for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family with a special emphasis on the RF Data Converter and Soft-Decision FEC blocks.
The focus is on:
▪ Describing the RFSoC family in general 
▪ Identifying applications for the RF Data Converter and SD-FEC blocks
▪ Configuring, simulating, and implementing the blocks
▪ Verifying the RF Data Converter on real hardware
▪ Reviewing power estimation to help identify the power demands of the RFSoC device in various operating modes
▪ Identifying proper layout and PCB considerations since the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC is both a high-speed and an analog and digital device
What's New for 2022.1
▪ General
 ▪  Update to Gen3 devices
▪  DFE devices added ▪  Labs updated to 2022.1 software
▪ Frequency Planning Modules
 ▪  New Frequency Planner tool
 ▪  Practice targets the new tool
▪ Data Converter Practice
▪  Updated to 2022.1 software ▪  RF data converter design example supported in ILT version only (requires 2020.1 software)

Level: Connectivity 3 

Course Duration: 3 days 

Price: $2400 or 24 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: CONN-RFSOC 
Who Should Attend?: System Architects & Hardware Designers interested in understanding the architecture and capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC data converter and SD-FEC hard blocks.

Prerequisites

   Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC    architecture 

  • Basic familiarity with data converter terms and principles 
  • Basic familiarity with forward error correction terms and principles

Software Tools

  •  Vivado Design Suite 2022.1
  •  Vitis unified software platform (***vitis_version_number***)

Hardware

  • Host computer for running the above software
  • Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 board 

  Contact us for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.

* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture.
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:


After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
▪ Describe in general the new Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family
▪ Identify typical applications for the RF data converters
▪ Describe the architecture and functionality of the RF-ADC
▪ Utilize the RF-ADC via configuration, simulation, and implementation
▪ Describe the architecture and functionality of the RF-DAC
▪ Utilize the RF-DAC via configuration, simulation, and implementation
▪ Identify the requirements and options for data converter PCB designs
▪ Describe the architecture and functionality of the Soft-Decision FEC hard IP
▪ Utilize the Soft-Decision FEC via configuration and simulation
 


Course Outline

▪ Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Overview
Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture, including brief introductions to RF, RF data converter solutions, SD-FEC solutions, driver support, and tool support. {Lectures, Demo} 
▪ RF-ADC Hardware
Covers the basics of RF-ADCs. Reviews RF-ADC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support.
{Lectures, Demo, Lab}
▪ RF-DAC Hardware
Covers the basics of RF-DACs. Reviews RF-DAC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support.
{Lectures, Demo, Lab}
▪ RFSoC Hardware
Provides an overview of the ZCU111 board and describes board setup. {Lectures}
▪ Data Converter Design
Describes common features, the design flow, utilizing the example design by simulation and implementation, and verifying RF data converter functionality on real hardware. Includes practice of using a software driver to modify RF data converter parameters. {Lectures, Labs}
▪ Data Converter Practice Provides practical RF data converter experience using the ZCU111 board evaluation tool and RF analyzer tool. Demonstrates a PYNQ-based application to validate QPSK streams. Describes RF data converter frequency planning.
Utilizes an RF data converter design example. {Lectures, Practices}
▪ PCB Design for RFSoC Devices
Describes power requirements, performing power estimation, and utilizing the power design. Analog signal requirements, PCB materials and layer stackup options, and analog trace design are also covered. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
▪ Soft-Decision FEC Hardware
Covers the basics of forward error correction. Reviews SD-FEC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support. {Lectures, Demo, Labs}

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Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
December 05 - December 08: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
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