This 2-day online course introduces you to software design and development for the Xilinx Zynq® All Programmable System on a Chip (SoC) using the Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK). You will learn the concepts, tools, and techniques required for the software phase of the design cycle. Topics are comprehensive, covering the design and implementation of the board support package (BSP) for resource access and management of the Xilinx Standalone library. Major topics include device driver use, user application debugging and integration. Practical implementation tips and best practices are also provided throughout to enable you to make good design decisions and keep your design cycles to a minimum. You will have enough practical information to start developing software applications for the ARM® Cortex™-A9 and MicroBlaze™ processors. Additionally, this course covers developing software applications for a Xilinx embedded system based on a MicroBlaze processor.
Release dateMay 2015
LevelEmbedded Software 3
Training duration2 days
PriceUSD 1800 or 18 Training Credits
Course Part NumberEMBD-SW-ONLINE
Who Should Attend?Software design engineers interested in system design and implementation and software application development and debugging using the Xilinx Standalone library.
- C or C++ programming experience, including general debugging techniques
- Conceptual understanding of embedded processing systems including device drivers, interrupt routines, writing / modifying scripts, user applications, and boot loader operation.
- Vivado Design or System Edition 2015.1
- Architecture: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and 7 series FPGAs
- Demo board:ZYBO Board
Skills gainedAfter completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
- Implement an effective software design environment for a Xilinx embedded system using the Xilinx SDK tools
- Write a basic user application (under Standalone or Linux) using the Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK) and run it on an embedded system platform
- Use Xilinx debugger tools to troubleshoot user applications
- Apply software techniques to improve operability
- Maintain and update software projects with changing hardware
- Processors, Peripherals, and Tools
- Standalone Software Platform Development
- Lab 1: Basic System Implementation
- Linux Software Application Development
- Linux Lab 1: Running a Linux Application on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Software Development Using SDK
- Writing Code in the Xilinx Standalone Environment
- Writing Code in the Xilinx Linux Environment
- Lab 2: Application Development
- Linux Lab 2: Linux Application Development
- Demo: SDK Batch Mode
- Address Management
- Lab 2: Linker Script
- Lab 4: Software Interrupts
- Software Platform Download and Boot
- Application Debugging
- Lab 5: Debugging
- Linux Lab 3: Linux Debugging
- Application Profiling
- Lab 6: SDK Profiling
- Linux Lab 4: Linux SDK Profiling
- Advanced Services and Operating Systems
- Project Management with the Xilinx Design Tools
- Lab 1: Basic System Implementation (Zynq AP SoC or MicroBlaze Processor) - Construct the hardware and software platforms used for the course labs. Begin with Vivado IP Integrator to create the hardware design for the Zynq All Programmable SoC or MicroBlaze processor. Specify a basic software platform and add a software application to the system.
- Lab 2: Application Development - Create a simple software application project with the provided source files for a software loop-based stopwatch. Verify proper BSP settings and linker script generation. Use API documentation for the GPIO peripheral to complete the software application. Verify proper operation of the stopwatch in hardware.
- Lab 3: Linker Script - Configure the linker script and observe increased performance when utilizing different memory sections.
- Lab 4: Software Interrupts (Zynq AP SoC or MicroBlaze Processor) - Replace a software timing loop with an interrupt-driven timer. Add the timer software and implement an interrupt handler for the timer. Download into hardware and test the application.
- Lab 5: Debugging - Launch the SDK debug perspective and the previous lab’s stopwatch application for debugging, setting breakpoints, calculating interrupt latency, and stepping through the program’s operation.
- Lab 6: SDK Profiling - Profile a program, interpret reports, then enable cache and modify code to archive optimal performance.
- Lab 1: Running a Linux Application on the Zynq All Programmable SoC - Create a simple hello_world application using the SDK. The evaluation board will automatically boot from an SD card with the Linux kernel installed as part of the boot image.
- Lab 2: Linux Application Development - Access the general-purpose input/output (GPIO) that is connected to the evaluation board.
- Lab 3: Linux Debugging - Use the SDK software debugger. The application accessing the GPIO created in the "Linux Application Development" lab will be set up for debugging and observations will be made using the debugger’s features.
- Lab 4: Linux SDK Profiling - Profile a program, interpret reports, and verify performance with multiple function calls.
Special CommentsThe course price includes the Digilent ZYBO board. The board is yours to keep after the training is completed.
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