Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Software Developer-Online

Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Software Developer- Online Version


Course Description

This two-day online course is structured to provide software designers with a catalog of OS implementation options including hypervisors, various Linux implementations, booting and configuring a system, and power management for the Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC family.

All topics in this course are provided as Level 2 (intermediate) with the exception of the Overview module, which is Level 1.

Level: Embedded Software 3 

Course Duration: 2 days 

Price: $1600 or 16 Xilinx Training Credits
Course Part Number: EMBDZUPSW-ILT 
Who Should Attend?: Software developers interested in understanding the OS and other capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC device.

Registration: Register online in our secure store


  • General understanding of embedded and real-time operating systems
  • Familiarity with issues related to implementing a complex embedded system.

Software Tools

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


  • VirtualBox
  • QEMU
  • Ubantu desktop
  • PetaLinux

* Host computer for running all the above software

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

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

  • Distinguish between asymmetric multi-processing (AMP) and symmetric multi-processing (SMP)environments
  • Identify situations when the ARM TrustZone technology and/or a hypervisor should be used
  • Effectively use power management strategies and leverage the capabilities of the platform management unit (PMU)
  • Define the boot sequences appropriate to the needs of the system
  • Define the underlying implementation of the application processing unit(APU) and real-time processing unit(RPU) to make best use of their capabilities

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Application Processing Unit (Lecture,Lab)
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Real-Time Processing Unit (Lecture,Lab)
  • ARM TrustZone Technology (Lecture)
  • QEMU (Lecture,Demo,Lab)
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC HW-SW Virtualization (Lecture, Demo,Lab) 
  • MultiProcessor Software Architecture (Lecture)
  • Hypervisors (Lecture, Demo, Lab) (pairs with OpenAMP, but not SMp)
  • OpenAMP Lecture,Lab) (pairs with the Xen Hypervisor, but not SMP)
  • Linux (Lecture, Demo)

Day 2

  • Yocto (Lecture, Demo, Lab)
  • Open Source Library (Linux) (Lecture, Demo.Lab)
  • reeRTOS (Lecture, Demo, Lab)
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Software Stack (Lecture,Demo)
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC PMU (Lecture,Lab)
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Power Management (Lecture,Demo,Lab)
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Booting (Lecture,Lab)

Topic Descriptions

Day 1

  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Application Processing Unit-Introduction to the members of the APU, Specifically the Cortex-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and managed.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Real-Time Processing Unit-Introduction to the various elements within the RPU and different modes of configuration.
  • ARM TrustZone Technology-Illustrates the use of the ARM TrustZone technology.
  • QEMU-Introductions to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run software for the Zynq UltraScale+MCPSoC device when hardware is not available.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC HW SW Virtualization - Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The lab demonstrates how hypervisors can be used.
  • MultiProcessor Software Architecture - Introduces several potential architectures and illustrate the strengths of each.
  • Hypervisors - Description of generic hypervisors and discussion of some of the details of implementing a hypervisor using Xen.
  • OpenAMP-Introductions to the concept of OpenAMP 
  • Linux - Discussion and examples showing how to configure Linux to manage multiple processors.

Day 2


  • Yocto - Compares and contrasts the kernel building methods between a "pure" Yocto buld and the PetaLinux build (which uses Yocto "under-the-hood").
  • Open Source Library - Introduction to open-source Linux and the effort and risk-reducing PetaLinux tools.
  • FreeRTOS - Overview of FreeRTOS with examples of how it can be used.
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Software Stack-Introduction to what a software stack is and a number of stacks used with the Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC PMU -Investigation into the tools and techniques for debugging a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Power Management-Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device.
  • Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC Booting -How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation. Also how to detect a failed boot.


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