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F2F TrainingDesigning with the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

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Course Description

This course provides an overview of the hard block capabilities for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family with a special emphasis on the Data Converter and Soft-Decision FEC blocks.

The focus is on:

  • Describing the RFSoC family in general
  • Identifying applications for the Data Converter and SD-FEC blocks
  • Configuring, simulating, and implementing the blocks
  • Reviewing power estimation to help identify the power demands of the RFSoC device in various operating modes
  • Identifying proper layout and PCB considerations since the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC is both a high-speed and an analog and digital device

Training Duration

3 days

Who Should Attend?

Hardware designers interested in understanding the architecture and capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC data converter and SD-FEC hard blocks.

Prerequisites

  • Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture
  • Basic familiarity with data converter terms and principles
  • Basic familiarity with forward error correction terms and principles

Software Tools

  • Vivado® Design Suite 2019.1
  • SDK 2019.1

Hardware

  • Host computer for running the above software*
  • Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 board*

* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture. Check with Doulos for the specifics of the in-class lab environment or other customizations.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe in general the new Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family
  • Identify typical applications for the RF data converters
  • Describe the architecture and functionality of the RF-ADC
  • Utilize the RF-ADC via configuration, simulation, and implementation
  • Describe the architecture and functionality of the RF-DAC
  • Utilize the RF-DAC via configuration, simulation, and implementation
  • Identify the requirements and options for data converter PCB designs
  • Describe the architecture and functionality of the Soft-Decision FEC hard IP
  • Utilize the Soft-Decision FEC via configuration, simulation, and implementation

Course Outline

  • Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Overview
    Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture, including brief introductions to RF, RF data converter solutions, SD-FEC solutions, driver support, and tool support. {Lectures, Demo}
  • RF-ADC Hardware
    Covers the basics of RF-ADCs. Reviews RF-ADC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
  • RF-DAC Hardware
    Covers the basics of RF-DACs. Reviews RF-DAC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
  • RFSoC Hardware
    Provides an overview of the ZCU111 board and describes board setup. {Lectures}
  • Data Converter Design
    Describes common features, the design flow, utilizing the example design by simulation and implementation, and verifying RF data converter functionality on real hardware. Includes practice of using a software driver to modify RF data converter parameters. {Lectures, Labs}
  • Data Converter Practice
    Provides practical RF data converter experience using the ZCU111 board evaluation tool and RF analyzer tool. Demonstrates a PYNQ-based application to validate QPSK streams. Describes RF data converter frequency planning. {Lectures, Practices}
  • PCB Design for RFSoC Devices
    Describes power requirements, performing power estimation, and utilizing the power design. Analog signal requirements, PCB materials and layer stackup options, and analog trace design are also covered. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
  • Soft-Decision FEC Hardware
    Covers the basics of forward error correction. Reviews SD-FEC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support. {Lectures, Demo, Labs}


Course Dates:
January 27th, 2020 San Jose, CA Enquire
April 27th, 2020 San Jose, CA Enquire
July 27th, 2020 San Jose, CA Enquire
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