Zynq UltraScale+MPSoC-Software Developer


Course Description

This course provides software developers with an overview of the
capabilities and support for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC family
from a software development perspective.
The emphasis is on:
▪ Reviewing the catalog of OS implementation options, including
hypervisors, and various Linux implementations
▪ Booting and configuring a system
▪ Applying various power management techniques for the Zynq
UltraScale+ MPSoC family

Level: Embedded Software 3 

Course Duration: 2 days 

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

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  • 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 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

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

Day 2

      Compares and contrasts the kernel building methods between a
      "pure" Yocto build and the PetaLinux build (which uses Yocto
      "under-the-hood"). {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
      ▪ Open Source Library (Linux)
      Introduction to open-source Linux and the effort and risk-reducing
      PetaLinux tools. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
      ▪ FreeRTOS
      Overview of FreeRTOS with examples of how it can be used.
      {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
      ▪ Software Stack
      Introduction to what a software stack is and a number of stacks
      used with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. {Lecture, Demo}
      ▪ PMU
      Introduction to the concepts of power requirements in embedded
      systems and the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. {Lecture, Lab}
      ▪ Power Management
      Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the
      device. {Lecture, Lab}

      How to implement the embedded system, including the boot
      process and boot image creation. Also how to detect a failed boot.
      {Lecture, Lab}
      ▪ First Stage Boot Loader
      Introduction to the FSBL, its importance, and how it can be
      implemented and debugged. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}


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