Xilinx for Managers

Managers of Xilinx-based programs are under pressure to produce quality results and don’t have time to reinvent the wheel or deal with avoidable problems. Recognizing and mitigating risk, knowing how to accelerate schedules, along with handling issues and additional costs, are all facets that can make or break a project… especially with new or challenging technologies.

Xilinx for Managers addresses these issues. BLT has been involved with hundreds of FPGA/SoC designs in over three decades and has directed the efforts of hundreds of engineers. We’ll teach you how to accelerate your projects and turn the mystery of FPGA/SoCs into a straightforward discipline.

While BLT’s other courses are targeted at hard-core engineers, expanding and deepening their knowledge, this course offers a management perspective.

For Xilinx-based projects, management’s commitment to methodology is essential to a project’s schedule or budget. With the right knowledge, as a manager, you can really make a difference.

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:

  • Understand Xilinx devices
  • Manage users of Xilinx hardware development tools
  • Manage users of Xilinx software development tools
  • Incorporate PetaLinux to meet project goals
  • Increase project efficiency
  • Rapidly and robustly develop Xilinx solutions
  • Effectively design with Xilinx
  • Make the most of your Xilinx engineering resources
  • Consider Xilinx to meet emerging applications requirements
  • Establish cultural aspects that drive engineer effectiveness

Course Outline

Session 1 – Under the Hood

  • Building Blocks
  • Silicon Devices
  • Hardware Development Tools
  • Petalinux
  • Software Development Tools
  • Emerging Applications

Session 2 – Xilinx Projects

  • Device Decisions
  • 3rd Party Development Tools
  • PSSST – Secrets of Success
  • Techie Topics
  • Dealing with Problems
  • Roundtable Q&A

Session 3 – People & Practices

  • Technical Methodologies
  • Culture
  • The 3 Dirty Words
  • People
  • Management Methodologies
  • Roundtable Q&A

Scheduled Classes

Instructor-led Web Based Training
November 2021

Education Investment Options

Standard Registration
Standard Registration
9 Training Credits
Advanced Registration
Advanced Registration
8 Training Credits
Basic Follow-on Coaching
Comprehensive Follow-on Coaching

  • To qualify for the Advanced Registration Price, full payment must be received 21 days prior to the first day of class.
  • Basic follow-on coaching includes 2 hours (max 2 calls)
  • Comprehensive follow-on coaching includes 10 hours (max 5 calls)
  • Follow-on Coaching must be purchased at time of registration.


Training Duration:

1 Day

Who should attend:

Managers who need to get FPGA/SoC-based projects completed on time and on budget


None. This course is for managers and engineers leading Xilinx-based development efforts. It does NOT teach how to architect, implement, or verify Xilinx FPGAs and SoCs.

Check out the Xilinx for Managers Webinar

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