Embedded Systems Design 

Course Description

Learn general embedded concepts, tools, and techniques using the
Vivado Design Suite.
The emphasis is on:
▪ Designing, expanding, and modifying embedded systems utilizing
the features and capabilities of the Zynq® System on a Chip
(SoC), Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC, or MicroBlaze™ soft
processor
▪ Adding and simulating AXI-based peripherals using bus functional
model (BFM) simulation

 

Level: Embedded Hardware 3 
Course Duration: 2 days
Price: $1600 or 16 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: EMBD-HW
Who Should Attend?: Engineers who are interested in developing embedded systems with the Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC, Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and/or MicroBlaze soft processor core.


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Prerequisites

  • FPGA design experience
  • Completion of the Essentials of FPGA Design course or equivalent knowledge of Xilinx Vivado software implementation tools
  • Basic understanding of C programming
  • Basic understanding of microprocessors
  • Some HDL modeling experience

Software Tools

  • Vivado Design or System Edition 2019.1

Hardware

Architectures: Zynq-7000 SoC (Cortex™-A9 processor), Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (Cortex-A53 and Cortex-R5 processors), and MicroBlaze processor* 

Demo board: Zynq UltraScale+ ZCU104 board*

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

 

  • Describe the various tools that encompass a Xilinx embedded design 
  • Rapidly architect an embedded system containing a CortexA9/A53/R5 or MicroBlaze processor using the Vivado IP integrator and Customization Wizard 
  • Develop software applications utilizing the Eclipse-based Software Development Kit (SDK) 
  • Create and integrate an IP-based processing system component in the Vivado Design Suite 
  • Design and add a custom AXI interface-based peripheral to the embedded processing system 
  • Simulate a custom AXI interface-based peripheral using VIP

 

Course Outline

Day 1

 Embedded UltraFast Design Methodology
Outlines the different elements that comprise the Embedded
Design Methodology. {Lecture, Demo}
▪ Overview of Embedded Hardware Development
Overview of the embedded hardware development flow. {Lecture,
Demo}
▪ Driving the IP Integrator Tool
Describes how to access and effectively use the IPI tool. {Lecture,
Lab}
▪ Overview of Embedded Software Development
Reviews the process of building a user application. {Lecture}
▪ Driving the SDK Tool
Introduces the basic behaviors required to drive the SDK tool to
generate a debuggable C/C++ application. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ AXI: Introduction
Introduces the AXI protocol. {Lecture}
▪ AXI: Variations
Describes the differences and similarities among the three
primary AXI variations. {Lecture}
▪ AXI: Transactions
Describes different types of AXI transactions. {Lecture, Lab,
Demo}
▪ Introduction to Interrupts
Introduces the concept of interrupts, basic terminology, and
generic implementation. {Lecture}
▪ Interrupts: Hardware Architecture and Support
Reviews the hardware that is typically available to help implement
and manage interrupts. {Lecture}
 

 Day 2

AXI: Connecting AXI IP
Describes the relationships between different types of AXI
interfaces and how they can be connected to form hierarchies.
{Lecture, Demo}
▪ Creating a New AXI IP with the Wizard
Explains how to use the Create and Import Wizard to create and
package an AXI IP. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ AXI: BFM Simulation Using Verification IP
Describes how to perform BFM simulation using the Verification
IP. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ MicroBlaze Processor Architecture Overview
Overview of the MicroBlaze microprocessor architecture.
{Lecture, Lab}
▪ MicroBlaze Processor Block Memory Usage
Highlights how block RAM can be used with the MicroBlaze
processor. {Lecture}
▪ Zynq-7000 SoC Architecture Overview
Overview of the Zynq-7000 SoC architecture. {Lecture, Demo,
Lab}
▪ Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Architecture Overview
Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture. {Lecture,
Demo, Lab} 

 

 

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Scheduled Embedded Courses

Designing FPGAs Using the Vivado Design Suite 3
April 16 - April 17: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This course demonstrated timing closure techniques, such are baselining, pipelining,synchronization...

(Workshop) Embedded & Accelerating Applications w/Vitis Unified Software
April 24 : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have thenecessary skills to: ▪ Implement...

Accelerating Applications with the Vitis Unified Software Environment
April 28 - April 29: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Learn how to develop, debug, and profile new or existing C/C++ and RTL applications in the Vitis™...

Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Software Developer
April 30 - May 01: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This two-day course is structured to provide software designers with a catalog of OS implementation...

Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools
May 07 - May 08: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
v2017.3 This intermediate-level, two-day course provides embedded systems developers with...

Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-System Architect
May 21 - May 22: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture. Check with your local Authorized...

Zynq SoC System Architecture 2018.1
June 01 - June 02: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
* This course focuses on the Zynq-7000 SoC. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for...

Migrating to Vitis Embedded Software Development IDE
June 10 : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have thenecessary skills to:▪ Develop and...

Migrating to Vitis Embedded Software Development IDE
June 22 : 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have thenecessary skills to:▪ Develop and...

Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-System Architect
June 25 - June 26: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
This two-day online course is structured to provide system architects with an overview of the...

Alternative Dates and Locations

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