(Also known as Advanced Features and Techniques of Embedded Systems Software Design by Xilinx)
This course will help software engineers fully utilize the components available in the Zynq™ SoC processing system (PS). This course covers advanced Zynq SoC topics for the software engineer, including advanced boot methodology, the NEON co-processor, programming PS system-level function control registers, the general interrupt controller, the DMA, Ethernet and USB controllers and the various low-speed peripherals included in the Zynq processing system.
Software design engineers interested in fully utilizing the Zynq extensible processing platform.
- Embedded Systems Software Design course or equivalent knowledge
- C or C++ programming experience
- Conceptual understanding of embedded processing systems, including device drivers, interrupt routines, Xilinx Standalone library services, user applications and boot loader operation
- Experience developing software for embedded processor applications
- Vivado Design or System Edition 2018.3
- Architecture: Zynq-7000 SoC*
- Demo board: Zynq-7000 SoC ZC702 demo board*
* This course focuses on the Zynq-7000 SoC. Please contact Doulos
for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.
After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:
- Implement an effective Zynq SoC boot design methodology
- Create an appropriate FSBL image for flash
- Identify advanced Cortex™-A9 processor services for fully utilizing the capabilities of the Zynq SoC
- Analyze the operation and capabilities of the DMA controller in the Zynq SoC
- Examine the various Standalone library services and performance capabilities of the Ethernet and USB controllers in the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Describe the Standalone library services available for low-speed peripherals that are contained in the Zynq PS
- Advanced Boot Methodology on the Zynq SoC
- Zynq SoC Boot Details
- Lab 1: Zynq SoC Boot Memory
- Advanced Arm Cortex-A9 Processor Services
- Advanced DMA Controller Configuration on the Zynq SoC
- Lab 2: Configuring DMA on the Zynq e SoC
- High-Speed Peripheral Configuration on the Zynq SoC
- Low-Speed Peripherals on the Zynq SoC
- Lab 3: Peripheral Programming on the Zynq SoC
- Lab 1: Zynq Boot Memory Lab – Explore the principles of creating a bootable flash image based on a First Stage Bootloader (FSBL) project.
- Lab 2: Configuring DMA on the Zynq SoC – Program the DMA controller on the Zynq SoC PS and explore the various Standalone library services that support the Zynq PS DMA controller.
- Lab 3: Peripheral Programming on the Zynq SoC – Program the Gigabit Ethernet controller on the Zynq SoC and verify in hardware. Explore the various lwip Standalone library services that support the Zynq SoC Gigabit Ethernet controller.