Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC for the Software Developer

BLT offers core modules from this course in our embedded boot camp: Embedded Systems Hardware Design Boot Camp for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

DEPRECATED COURSE: This course is older and no longer offered with our regular course list. It is only available as a private class.


This two-day course is structured to provide software developers with a catalog of OS implementation options, including hypervisors, various Linux implementations, booting and configuring a system, and power management for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family.

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2-Day Instructor-led CoursePrice USDTraining Credits
Hosted Online - $600/day$120012
In-Person Public Registration - $600/day$120012
Printed Course Book (A PDF book is included in the course fee)$1001
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Training Duration:

2 Days

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Who should attend:

Software developers interested in understanding the OS and other capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.

Skills Gained

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

  • Distinguish between asymmetric multi-processing (AMP) and symmetric multi-processing (SMP) environments
  • Identify situations when the ARM TrustZone technology and/or a hypervisor should be used
  • Effectively use power management strategies and leverage the capabilities of the platform management unit (PMU)
  • Define the boot sequences appropriate to the needs of the system
  • Define the underlying implementation of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU) to make best use of their capabilities

Course Outline

Day 1Day 2
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Application Processing Unit
    Introduction to the members of the APU, specifically the Cortex®-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and managed.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Real-Time Processing Unit
    Introduction to the various elements within the RPU and different modes of configuration.
  • ARM TrustZone Technology
    Illustrates the use of the ARM TrustZone technology.
  • 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.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC HW-SW Virtualization
    Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The lab demonstrates how hypervisors can be used.
  • Multiprocessor Software Architecture
    Introduces several potential architectures and illustrate the strengths of each.
  • Xen Hypervisor (pairs with OpenAMP, but not SMP)
    Description of generic hypervisors and discussion of some of the details of implementing a hypervisor using Xen.
  • OpenAMP (pairs with the Xen Hypervisor, but not SMP)
    Introduction to the concept of OpenAMP.
  • Linux
    Discussion and examples showing how to configure Linux to manage multiple processors.
  • Yocto
    Compares and contrasts the kernel building methods between a "pure" Yocto build and the PetaLinux build (which uses Yocto "under-the-hood")
  • Open Source Library
    Introduction to open-source Linux and the effort and risk-reducing PetaLinux tools.
  • FreeRTOS
    Overview of FreeRTOS with examples of how it can be used.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Software Stack
    Introduction to what a software stack is and a number of stacks used with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC PMU
    Investigation into the the tools and techniques for debugging a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Power Management
    Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device.
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Booting
    How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation.

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


  • General understanding of embedded and real-time operating systems
  • Familiarity with issues related to implementing a complex embedded system


Updated 12-18-2023
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