Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools

This intermediate-level course provides embedded systems developers with experience in creating an embedded Linux system targeting a Zynq® All Programmable System on a Chip (SoC) processor and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC processor development board using PetaLinux Tools. The course offers students hands-on experience with building the environment and booting the system using a Zynq All Programmable SoC or Zynq UltraScale MPSoC design with PetaLinux Tools on the ARM Cortex®-A9 or Cortex®-A53 processor.

This course also introduces embedded Linux components, use of open-source components, environment configurations, network components, and debugging options for embedded Linux platforms. The primary focus is on embedded Linux development in conjunction with the Xilinx® tool flow.

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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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My instructor was very capable

My instructor was very capable of answering any of my questions even when they were an extension of the material being presented. If he wasn’t sure of an answer, he made sure to verify his thoughts before answering my question

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 1

Expert tidbits

I liked the expert tidbits my instructor threw in to keep in mind when working on projects in the future regarding best practices. I also appreciated the questions the more experienced students asked, and how he was knowledgeable in order to address them.

Student from Designing with VHDL

Can quickly and concisely answer technical questions

I really like the expertise of the presenters and that they can quickly and concisely answer technical questions, Tom did great!

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 3

The instructor was excellent

The instructor for this class, Glenn, was excellent. He presented the material with great examples and encouraged students to ask questions at any point in the course. Whenever there was a question he could not answer, he mentioned that he would bring it to his colleagues for answers, and after we came back from lunch, he had the answer.

– Student from Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools

I had a wonderful instructor

I had a wonderful instructor. His pacing throughout the course was good and made sure to allow for student questions and have conversations about related topics and experiences. I think the atmosphere was great for everyone to both learn and to share experiences, tips, and tricks about using the tool and the features discussed throughout the course.

Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 3

I would endorse him to teach a friend

Cole was a fantastic instructor and was very proactive in answering any questions that came up. I would endorse him to teach if a friend had to learn from this course.

– Student from Designing with Verilog

Impressed with the effort

Glenn is a good instructor – I’m impressed with the effort he put into the presentation.
I hope I didn’t annoy him with too many questions.

– Student from Designing with Versal AI Engine 3: Kernel Programming and Optimization

Labs were great

The labs were great and really reinforced the topics.

– Student from Designing with Versal AI Engine 1: Architecture and Design Flow

BLT and the instructor did a phenomenal job

BLT and specifically Kolton did a phenomenal job teaching this course. He was patient to answer everyone’s questions and help us with any issues we were having. Kolton really tried to help us learn the material.

– Student from High-Level Synthesis with the Vitis HLS Tool

Knowledgeable instructor

Elie was a knowledgeable instructor, and did a really good job of making sure students were comfortable interrupting for questions. He answered questions well and communicated very clearly.

– Student from Designing with VHDL

A lot of insights beyond the course

Glenn was a great instructor and provided us with a lot of insights beyond the course material

– Student from Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools

They had answers for just about every question

Erich and Nathaniel were great, they had answers for just about every question/issue and linked relevant Xilinx/Vivado user manuals for further explanation/documentation.

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 2

Thanks for a great class!

I have attended a bunch of training courses over the years. This one was definitely one of the best I have attended. Erich did a great job, and the material is very well done. Thanks for a great class!

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 1

Elie was an exceptional instructor

Elie was an exceptional instructor, and I would welcome the opportunity to take another class from him and BLT in the future.

– Student from Designing with Verilog

All in all a great experience

Tom was a great instructor, very knowledgeable and polite throughout the course. All in all a great experience.

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 2

Erich was engaging

Erich was engaging and had good pacing during the course. Although the course was all day for 3 days I didn’t feel exhausted at the end of sessions.

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 1

My instructor was very professional

My instructor was very professional and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I enjoyed hearing about his professional experience with certain aspects of the course / labs as we went through the course.

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 1

This one was definitely one of the best

I have attended a bunch of training courses over the years. This one was definitely one of the best I have attended. Erich did a great job, and the material is very well done. Thanks for a great class!

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 1

My instructor took time

My instructor took time during some of the breaks to look up and distribute information about questions that he didn’t happen to know direct answers to, and I always appreciate when instructors take the time to do that.

Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 3

College course fit into 3 days

The instructor certainly knew the material and could explain the concepts as well as answer questions. Even the instructor said that this is a college course fit into 3 days.

Student from Designing with VDHL

I gained a lot of information

The class was pretty great and I gained a lot of information from it that I will certainly be applying at my job going forward!!

– Student from Vivado Boot Camp for the FPGA User Phase 1

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Training Duration:

2 Days

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Who should attend:

Embedded software developers interested in customizing the PetaLinux kernel on an ARM processor design for a Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC.

PETALINUX Skills Gained

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

  • Explain what an embedded Linux kernel is
  • Create a PetaLinux project to configure and build an image
  • Create a working Arm® processor-based Linux system using the Vivado® Design Suite and PetaLinux tools
  • List various hardware interfacing options available for the Arm processor
  • Describe the Linux device driver architecture
  • Build custom hardware cores and device drivers using the user space I/O (UIO) framework

Course Outline

Day 1Day 2
  • Introduction to Embedded Linux {Lecture}
  • Embedded Linux Components {Lecture, Lab}
  • Driving the PetaLinux Tool {Lecture, Lab}
  • PetaLinux Tool Design Flow {Lecture}
  • PetaLinux Application Development {Lecture, Lab}
  • Customizing the Project {Lecture}
  • Customizing the Root File System {Lecture}
  • Networking and TCP/IP {Lecture, Lab}
  • PetaLinux Booting and Packaging {Lecture}
  • PetaLinux Application Debugging {Lecture, Lab}
  • Upgrading the Workspace {Lecture}
  • Basic Hardware Design Process with the Vivado Design Suite {Lecture, Lab}
  • Linux Device Drivers Overview {Lecture}
  • User Space I/O and Loadable Kernel Modules {Lecture, Lab}
  • Custom Hardware Development {Lecture, Lab}
  • Custom Driver Development {Lecture, Lab}
  • PetaLinux: Advanced Configurations {Lecture}

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

Updated 3-22-2023
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