Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC for the Hardware Designer

BLT offers this course under a different name: Embedded Systems Hardware Design Boot Camp for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

COURSE CODE: EMBD-ZUPHW

This course provides hardware designers with an overview of the capabilities and support for the AMD Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family from a hardware architectural perspective.

The emphasis is on:

  • Identifying the key elements of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU)
  • Reviewing the various power domains and their control structure
  • Illustrating the processing system (PS) and programmable logic (PL) connectivity
  • Utilizing QEMU to emulate hardware behavior

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3-Day Instructor-led CoursePrice USDTraining Credits
Hosted Online - $600/day$180018
In-Person Public Registration - $600/day$180018
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:

3 Days

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

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

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

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

Labs were great

The labs were great and really reinforced the topics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the best experiences for AMD Xilinx training that I’ve had

Bill was a great instructor and answered all of our questions. He went above and beyond to make this course a great experience. If/When I use BLT for Xilinx training in the future I will be on the lookout to see if he’s leading the lecture. One of the best experiences for AMD Xilinx training that I’ve had.

– Student from Designing with VHDL

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Who should attend:

Hardware designers interested in understanding the architecture and capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.

Software Tools

  • Vivado Design Suite
  • Vitis unified software platform
  • Hardware emulation environment:
    • VirtualBox
    • QEMU
    • Ubuntu desktop
  • PetaLinux

Hardware

  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 board*

* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture.

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:

  • Enumerate the key elements of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU)
  • List the various power domains and how they are controlled
  • Describe the connectivity between the processing system (PS) and programmable logic (PL)
  • Utilize QEMU to emulate hardware behavior

Course Outline

Day 1Day 2Day 3
Application Processing Unit
Introduction to the members of the APU, specifically the Arm Cortex-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and managed. {Lectures, Lab}

HW-SW Virtualization
Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. {Lectures, Demo}

Real-Time Processing Unit
Focuses on the real-time processing module (RPU) in the PS, which is comprised of a pair of Cortex processors and supporting elements. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}

QEMU
Introduction to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run software for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device when hardware is not available. {Lectures, Demo, Labs}
Booting
How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation. {Lectures, Lab}

First Stage Boot Loader
Demonstrates the process of developing, customizing, and debugging this mandatory piece of code. {Lecture, Demo}

Video
Introduction to video, video codecs, and the video codec unit available in the Zynq UltraScale MPSoC. {Lectures}

System Protection
Covers all the hardware elements that support the separation of software domains. {Lectures}
Clocks and Resets
Overview of clocking and reset, focusing more on capabilities than specific implementations. {Lectures, Demos}

AXI
Understanding how the PS and PL connect enables designers to create more efficient systems. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}

Power Management and the PMU
Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device. {Lectures}

Debugging Using Cross-Triggering
Illustrates how HW-SW cross-triggering techniques can uncover issues. {Lecture, Lab}

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

Prerequisites:

  • Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq 7000 architecture
  • Basic familiarity with embedded software development using C (to support testing of specific architectural elements)

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Updated 12-18-2023
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