This intermediate-level online course provides embedded systems developers with experience in creating an embedded Linux system targeting a Zynq All Programmable System on a Chip (SoC) processor development board using PetaLinux Tools. Students will have the opportunity throughout the course to acquire hands-on experience with building the environment and booting the system using a Zynq All Programmable SoC design with PetaLinux Tools on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor. This course also introduces embedded Linux components, use of open-source components, environment configurations, network components, and debugging options for embedded Linux platforms. The primary focus of this course is on embedded Linux development in conjunction with the Xilinx tool flow. Students will use the Digilent ZYBO Zynq™-7000 development board to complete the hands-on lab exercises.
Release dateJanuary 2015
LevelEmbedded Software 4
Training duration2 days
PriceUSD 1800 or 18 Training Credits
Course Part NumberEMBD-PLNX-ONLINE
Who Should Attend?Embedded software developers interested in customizing the PetaLinux kernel on an ARM processor design for a Xilinx Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Essentials of FPGA Design course (introductory FPGA design course)
- Embedded Systems Software Development course (software development for FPGA embedded systems course)
- Vivado Design System Edition 2015.2
- PetaLinux Tools 2015.2
- Architecture: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
- Demo board (online course): ZYBO Board
Skills gainedAfter completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
- Explain what an embedded Linux kernel and device driver architecture requires
- Describe the Linux device driver architecture
- Create a PetaLinux project to configure and build an image using PetaLinux tools
- Create a working ARM Cortex-A9 MPcore Linux system using the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux tools
- List various hardware interfacing options available for the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
- Build custom hardware cores and device drivers using the user space I/O (UIO) framework
- Embedded Linux Overview
- Lab 1: A First Look
- Introduction to the PetaLinux Tools
- Lab 2: Build and Boot an Image
- Application Development and Debugging
- Lab 3: Application Development and Debugging
- Networking and TCP/IP
- Lab 4: Networking and TCP/IP
- Device Drivers, User Space I/O, and Loadable Modules
- Lab 5: Accessing Hardware Devices from User Space
- Board Bring Up with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools
- Lab 6: Basic Hardware Design with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools
- Custom Hardware Development and Interfacing
- Lab 7: Custom Hardware Development
- Custom Driver Development
- Lab 8: Custom Driver Development
- Lab 1: A First Look - Log in to the ARM processor Linux system and make comparisons between the embedded Linux and desktop Linux environments.
- Lab 2: Build and Boot an Image - Explore the Linux configuration menus and build the ARM processor Linux kernel and applications. Download the resulting system image to the development board.
- Lab 3: Application Development and Debugging - Create a simple user application with PetaLinux Tools and debug the application with System Debugger.
- Lab 4: Explore the kernel configuration menu. Log in to the ARM processor Linux system by using telnet. Transfer files to and from Linux by using FTP. Use the Network File System (NFS) to mount your host file system. Build and experiment with web-based applications under Linux.
- Lab 5: Access a hardware device directly from user space. Use the UIO framework to access a hardware device. Experience loading and unloading kernel modules.
- Lab 6: Basic Hardware Design with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools - Use the Vivado IP integrator (IPI) to create a basic hardware design with the ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore. Use PetaLinux Tools to create a new embedded Linux target for the hardware design.
- Lab 7: Custom Hardware Development - Design a customized IP core. Integrate the IP core with the AXI interface and debug.
- Lab 8: Custom Driver Development - Write a UIO program to access the PWM AXI IP core. Boot from Flash and verify it on the target board.
Special CommentsThe course price includes the Digilent ZYBO board. The board is yours to keep after the training is completed. Course material for the online class version using the ZYBO development board is available for download in the resources section.
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* The course version can be found in the training registration form