DSP Design Using System Generator

NOTE: DSP core modules are now taught as DAY 1 in our Vitis Model Composer: A MATLAB and Simulink-based Product. Please view that class for available dates.

This course allows you to explore the System Generator tool and to gain the expertise you need to develop advanced, low-cost digital signal processing (DSP) designs. This intermediate course in implementing DSP functions focuses on learning how to use System Generator for DSP, design implementation tools, and hardware co-simulation verification. Through hands-on exercises, you will implement a design from algorithm concept to hardware verification using the Xilinx® FPGA capabilities.

Learn more about Xilinx digital signal processing (DSP) applications here.

For more about the Xilinx System Generator for DSP, click here.

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2-Day Instructor-led CoursePrice USDTraining Credits
Hosted Online - $299/day$5986
In-Person Registration - $399/day$7988
Printed Course Book (A PDF book is included in the course fee)$1001
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Scheduled Classes

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Training Duration:

2 Days

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Who should attend:

System engineers, system designers, logic designers, and experienced hardware engineers who are implementing DSP algorithms using the MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink software and want to use Xilinx System Generator for DSP design.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the System Generator design flow for implementing digital signal processing (DSP) functions
  • Identify Xilinx FPGA capabilities and how to implement a design from algorithm concept to hardware simulation
  • List various low-level and high-level functional blocks available in System Generator
  • Run hardware co-simulation
  • Identify the high-level blocks available for FIR and FFT designs
  • Implement multi-rate systems in System Generator
  • Integrate System Generator models into the Xilinx Vivado® IDE
  • Design a processor-controllable interface using System Generator for DSP
  • Generate IPs from C-based design sources for use in the System Generator environment

Course Outline

Day 1Day 2
  • Introduction to System Generator
  • Simulink Software Basics
  • LAB: Using the Simulink Software
    Learn how to use the toolbox blocks in the Simulink software and design a system. Understand the effect sampling rate.
  • Basic Xilinx Design Capture
  • Demo: System Generator Gateway Blocks
  • LAB: Getting Started with Xilinx System Generator
    Illustrates a DSP48-based design. Perform hardware co-simulation verification targeting a Xilinx evaluation board.
  • Signal Routing
  • LAB: Signal Routing
    Design padding and unpadding logic by using signal routing blocks.
  • Implementing System Control
  • LAB: Implementing System Control
    Design an address generator circuit by using blocks and Mcode.
  • Multi-Rate Systems
  • LAB: Designing a MAC-Based FIR
    Using a bottom-up approach, design a MAC-based bandpass FIR filter and verify through hardware co-simulation by using a Xilinx evaluation board.
  • Filter Design
  • LAB: Designing a FIR Filter Using the FIR Compiler Block
    Design a bandpass FIR filter by using the FIR Compiler block to demonstrate increased productivity. Verify the design through hardware co-simulation by using a Xilinx evaluation board.
  • System Generator, Vivad Design Suite, and Vivado HLS Integration
  • LAB: System Generator and Vivado IDE Integration
    Embed System Generator models into the Vivado IDE.
  • Kintex-7 FPGA DSP Platforms
  • LAB: System Generator and Vivado HLS Tool Integration
    Generate IP from a C-based design to use with System Generator.
  • LAB: AXI4-Lite Interface Synthesis
    Package a System Generator for DSP design with an AXI4-Lite interface and integrate this packaged IP into a Zynq® All Programmable SoC processor system.

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

Updated 7-14-2023
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