No-Cost Workshop: Adaptive Computing for Managers: Techniques for Managing FPGA, SOC and SOM Projects (Sponsored by AMD)

Are you:

  • Managing a multi-disciplinary team that includes FPGA developers and SOM/SoC software developers?
  • A Project Engineer or Program Manager for a project involving FPGA design?
  • An Team Lead for FPGA and/or Software Engineers on a project?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then this workshop is for you.

Managers of FPGA/SoC/embedded-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.

Adaptive Computing 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 AMD-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.

This course focuses on AMD adaptive computing devices and tools.

See Course Outline

Additional Details:

  • This no-cost workshop has a limited number of student seats. Due to the open conversation nature of the class, this number provides the best quality experience.
  • Attendees must be managers of projects or teams.
  • The course is offered via Zoom. For the best experience, you will need microphone and camera access.
  • The class period is 10-3. There will be a 1-hour break at 12 PM ET for lunch.
  • No books are offered with this no-cost workshop, but you will receive the recording.


Live Online Training (10am-3pm ET)

Training Duration:

10 am – 3 pm ET

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Who should attend:

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

Skills Gained

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

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

Course Outline

InformationalDiscussionsPeople & Practices
  • How FPGAs Work
  • AMD Parts Overview
  • AMD Tools Overview
  • Troubleshooting Problems
  • Finding The Right Part
  • Case Study: How to estimate a project
  • Design Culture (Resets, Simulation, Synchronous Design)
  • PSSST – Secrets of Success
  • The 3 Dirty Words
  • Roundtable Q&A

Please note: The instructor may change the content order to provide a better learning experience.


This course is exclusively for managers and engineers leading teams on AMD-based development efforts. This is a non-technical course.

It does NOT teach how to architect, implement, or verify AMD FPGAs and SoCs.

Updated 12-18-2023
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