Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Hardware Designer

Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Hardware Designer

Course Part Number-EMBD-ZUPHW

Course Description

This course provides hardware designers with an overview of the
capabilities and support for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC family
from a hardware architectural perspective.
The emphasis is on:
▪ Identifying the key elements of the application processing unit
(APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU)
▪ Reviewing the various power domains and their control structure
▪ Illustrating the processing system (PS) and programmable logic
(PL) connectivity
▪ Utilizing QEMU to emulate hardware behavior

Level: Embedded Software 3 

Course Duration: 2 days 

Price: $1600 or 16 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: EMBDZUPHW-ILT 
Who Should Attend?: Hardware developers interested in understanding the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.

Registration: Register online in our secure store


  • Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq-7000 architecture
  • Basic familiarity with embedded software development using C (to support testing of specific architectural elements)

Software Tools

  •  Vivado Design Suite 2021.2
  • May require special Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC family license


  • VirtualBox
  • QEMU
  • Ubantu desktop
  • PetaLinux
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 board*

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

* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture.
Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of
the in-class lab environment or other customizations. This version of
the class does not use a physical board, but rather a local emulation
environment and the Vivado Design Suite

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

  • Enumerate the key elements of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU)
  • List the various power domains and how they are controlled
  • Describe the connectivity between the processing system (PS) and programmable logic(PL)
  • Utilize QEMU to emulate hardware behavior

Course Outline

Day 1

▪ Application Processing Unit
Introduction to the members of the APU, specifically the
Cortex™-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and
managed. {Lectures, Lab}
▪ HW-SW Virtualization
Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The
lab demonstrates how hypervisors can be used. {Lectures, Demo,
Real-Time Processing Unit
Focuses on the real-time processing module (RPU) in the PS,
which is comprised of a pair of Cortex processors and supporting
elements.. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
Introduction to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run
software for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device when hardware
is not available. {Lectures, Demos}
▪ Booting
How to implement the embedded system, including the boot
process and boot image creation. {Lectures, Lab}
▪ First Stage Boot Loader
Demonstrates the process of developing, customizing, and
debugging this mandatory piece of code. {Lecture, Demo}

Day 2

Introduction to video, video codecs, and the Video Codec Unit
available in the Zynq UltraScale MPSoC. {Lectures}
▪ System Protection
Covers all the hardware elements that support the separation of
software domains. {Lectures}
▪ Clocks and Resets
Overview of clocking and reset, focusing more on capabilities
than specific implementations. {Lectures, Demos}
Understanding how the PS and PL connect enables designers to
create more efficient systems. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
▪ Power Management
Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device {Lecture. Lab}


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