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Xilinx - Designing with the Versal ACAP: Power and Board Design ONLINE

2 sessions (4 hours per session)

This is a LIVE INSTRUCTOR-LED training event delivered ONLINE.
It covers the same scope and content, and delivers similar learning outcomes, as a scheduled face-to face class.

Course Description

This course provides a system-level understanding of power and thermal issues related to designing with the Versal® ACAP. PCB design considerations for the Versal ACAP are also covered.

The emphasis of this course is on:

  • Estimating power using power analysis
  • Managing thermal design
  • Understanding Versal device packaging
  • Implementing proper pin-to-board connection
  • Using the Versal PCB Schematic Checklist to validate PCB design

Hardware designers and system architects wanting to develop an effective power distribution network for the Versal ACAP.

  • Vivado Design Suite
  • XPE for the Versal ACAP devices

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

  • Design an efficient power distribution network for a Versal® ACAP design
  • Leverage the Vivado Design Suite XPE tool for power estimation
  • Dynamically manage power consumption
  • Solve thermal challenges
  • Apply PCB design guidelines for Versal ACAP board interfaces
  • Versal ACAP Architecture Overview for Existing Xilinx Users
    Introduces to students that already have familiarity with Xilinx architectures to the new and updated features found in the Versal ACAP devices. {Lecture}
  • Power Solutions Overview
    Introduces key power concepts and explores some of capabilities of the Versal ACAP devices and introduces the power distribution network flow. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Packaging and Power Integrity
    Describes key elements when modeling a PDN and dives deeper into packaging considerations. {Lecture}
  • Thermal Solutions Overview
    Introduces key thermal concepts and explores some of capabilities of the Versal ACAP devices. {Lecture}
  • Power Management
    Discusses power domains and how they can be controlled along with basic techniques used to lower overall power consumption. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Power Supply Backgrounder
    Reviews linear and switching power supplies and common terms used to specify power supply characteristics. {Lecture}
  • Board System Design Overview
    Introduces PCB design topics. {Lecture}
  • Designing the Power Supply
    Consolidates the thermal management concepts of the course for achieving a successful design. {Lecture}
  • Designing PL Interfaces
    Focuses on bank structure and physical organization of the PL package pins. {Lecture}
  • Designing PS Interfaces
    Covers the unique features of the dedicated PS I/O interface along with pin-planning techniques. {Lecture}
  • Designing Memory Interfaces
    Discusses high-speed connections, routing, and design guidelines for DDR memories. {Lecture}
  • Designing Transceiver Interfaces
    Describes the serial transceiver organization and proper trace requirements. {Lecture}
  • Board System Design Guidance
    Outlines the steps and documentation for specific PCB topics. {Lecture}
  • PCB Design Verification – Versal ACAP Schematic Checklist
    Reviews PCB design verification using the Schematic Checklist. {Lecture, Lab

Course Dates

30 Nov 2023 ONLINE Americas Enquire

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