Vitis Model Composer Workshop

This 4-hour online workshop provides experience with using the Vitis™ Model Composer tool for model-based designs. This overview workshop is based on our proficiency course, Vitis Model Composer: A MATLAB and Simulink-based Product.

Gain experience with:

  • Creating a model-based design using AIE library blocks along with custom blocks in Vitis Model Composer
  • Creating Versal® AI Engine graphs and kernels using Vitis Model Composer
  • Connecting AI Engine blocks and non-AI Engine blocks
  • Verifying and debugging AI Engine code using the Vitis analyzer
  • Simulating and debugging a complex system created using AI Engine library blocks

This course focuses on the UltraScale and Versal architectures.

COST:

AMD-Xilinx is sponsoring this workshop, with no cost to students. Limited seats available.

SCHEDULED CLASSES

Live Online Training (10am-3pm ET)
November 3, 2022

Training Duration:

1 Day (4 hours)

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Who should attend:

System engineers, system designers, logic designers, and experienced hardware engineers who are implementing Versal AI Engine, HDL, and HLS algorithms using the MathWorks MATLAB® and Simulink® software and want to use Vitis Model Composer.

Skills Gained

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

  • Use optimized AI Engine blocks directly from the Simulink tool library browser
  • Create, simulate, and debug a Vitis Model Composer design in the Simulink environment using AIE block libraries
  • Perform co-simulation and hardware verification
  • Import custom AI Engines code as blocks into Vitis Model Composer
  • Generate output products using automatic code generation
  • Connect AI Engine blocks and non-AI Engine blocks
  • Perform AI Engine code verification using the Vitis analyzer
  • Create, simulate, and debug a complex system created using AI Engine library blocks

Course Outline

Day 1
  • Introduction to Vitis Model Composer: Introduces the Vitis Model Composer tool and describe the optimized HDL, HLS, and AI Engine library blocks available in Vitis Model Composer.
  • AI Engine Library in Vitis Model Composer: Demonstrates the usage the AI Engine library in Vitis Model composer for creating an AI Engine design, which involves preparing the kernel and importing the AI Engine code as a block.
  • AI Engine Simulation and Code Generation: Illustrates the process of generating AI Engine code with a data flow graph, which involves Simulink simulation with the AI Engine library for functional verification. Also describe the hardware validation flow through generating a hardware image targeting a specific platform for the Simulink environment. {Lecture, Labs}
  • Connecting AI Engine and Non-AI Engine Blocks: Explains how to interconnect AI Engine blocks and non-AI Engine (HDL and HLS) blocks. 
  • Debugging an AI Engine Design in Vitis Model Composer: Shows how to use the Vitis analyzer for viewing and analyzing various parameters that are useful for debugging Versal AI Engines.
  • DEMO: Importing AI Engine Kernels
  • DEMO: Designing with the AI Engine DSP Library and Vitis Model Composer

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

Prerequisites:

  • Basic experience with the MATLAB and Simulink software
  • Basic understanding of DSP designs and sampling theory
  • Comfort with the C/C++ programming language for HLS or AI Engine model designs

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Updated 7-10-22
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