Last year we updated our embedded systems training courses for the online classroom and introduced the Digilent ZYBO Zynq®-7000 board for the hands-on lab exercises that form a key component of the learning experience.
Furthermore, we are now making it even easier for students who have taken our online Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools course to continue development after the training. By releasing a PetaLinux board support package (BSP) for the Digilent ZYBO board, as well as completed design files for the lab exercises, trainees will have a smoother transition from the course settings into their work environment.
The BSP can also be used by anyone using the ZYBO board for development, in particular those who need to kick-start an embedded Linux-based design project. The support package includes both hardware and software design projects, based on the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux tools, for a complete embedded Linux solution.
By making the PetaLinux ZYBO BSP available to the public, we are extending existing PetaLinux Tools board support provided by Xilinx to a lower-cost and, hence, more accessible development system. For those unfamiliar with PetaLinux, it offers everything necessary to customize, build, and deploy embedded Linux systems on Xilinx devices.
The released files will target the current version of the Xilinx Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools course and updates can be expected for future versions. Our PetaLinux ZYBO BSP and lab files are available to download for free using the links below:
- PetaLinux 2014.4 Board Support Package for Digilent ZYBO
- PetaLinux 2014.4 lab files for Digilent ZYBO
Interested in taking an embedded systems training? Check out the Embedded Design with PetaLinux Tools course description for a detailed list of the topics covered and the schedule for upcoming classes.