Adaptive Computing for Managers


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.

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1-Day Instructor-led CoursePrice USDTraining Credits
Hosted Online - $600/day$6006
In-Person Registration - $600/day$6006
Printed Course Book (A PDF book is included in the course fee)$1001
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Training Duration:

1 Day

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Who should attend:

Managers who need to get FPGA/SoC-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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