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Xilinx - Vivado HLS ONLINE

Also known as C-based Design: High-Level Synthesis
with the Vivado HLx Tool
by Xilinx.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a LIVE INSTRUCTOR-LED training event delivered ONLINE.

It covers the same scope and content as a scheduled face-to face class and delivers comparable learning outcomes. Daily sessions comprise 4-6 hours of class contact time.

Course Description

The course provides a thorough introduction to Vivado® HLS (high-level synthesis). It covers:

  • synthesis strategies
  • features
  • improving throughput
  • area
  • interface creation
  • latency
  • testbench coding
  • coding tips.

You will learn how to utilize Vivado HLS to optimize code for high-speed performance in an embedded environment and download for in-circuit validation.

This training also provides an essential background for developing Software Defined SoCs (find out more about Doulos SDSoC Adopter Training).

Training Duration

4 sessions (Details » )

Who Should Attend?

Software and hardware engineers looking to utilize high-level synthesis.

Engineers looking to develop Software Defined SoCs (see SDSoC Adopter Training).

Prerequisites

  • C, C++, or System C knowledge
  • High-level synthesis for software engineers OR high-level synthesis for hardware engineers

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:
  • Enhance productivity using Vivado HLS (high-level synthesis)
  • Describe the high-level synthesis flow
  • Use Vivado HLS for a first project
  • Identify the importance of the testbench
  • Use directives to improve performance and area and select RTL interfaces
  • Identify common coding pitfalls as well as methods for improving code for RTL/hardware
  • Perform system-level integration of blocks generated by Vivado HLS

Course Outline

Sessions 1 & 2
  • Introduction to High-Level Synthesis and Vivado HLS
  • Using Vivado HLS: GUI Flow
  • Lab 1: Introduction to the Vivado HLS Tool Flow
  • Vivado HLS Command Line Interface
  • Lab 2 Introduction to the Vivado HLS CLI Flow
  • Optimizing for Latency
  • Lab 3: The Impact of Unrolling Loops
Sessions 3 & 4
  • Optimizing for Throughput
  • Lab 4: Optimizing for Throughput
  • Optimizing Arrays
  • Lab 5: Handling Memories
  • Optimizing for Area
  • I/O Interfaces
  • Lab 6: Embedded System Integration
  • Vivado HLS: C Code
  • Lab 7: Matrix Multiplication

Lab Descriptions

  • Lab 1: Introduction to the Vivado HLS Tool Flow - Utilize the GUI to simulate and create a project. Perform RTL synthesis, verification, and exporting the C design as an IP.
  • Lab 2 Introduction to the Vivado HLS CLI Flow - Utilize a make file to perform C simulation. Create a project and perform C synthesis, RTL verification, and RTL packaging.
  • Lab 3: The Impact of Unrolling Loops - Analyze multiple results of the design and apply directives to optimize loop latency.
  • Lab 4: Optimizing for Throughput - Optimize loop performance and modify pipelining and its affect on performance.
  • Lab 5: Handling Memories - Analyze the impact of manipulating arrays. Utilize directives to optimize the design for area.
  • Lab 6: Embedded System Integration - Set up an embedded design, create an HLS pcore to import into the embedded design, and validate the system on the demo board.
  • Lab 7: Matrix Multiplication - Write a C-code 3x3 matrix multiplier, verify the design, and apply directives to improve performance.

 

Scheduled Course Dates: English Language

Course Dates:
August 3rd, 2020 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
August 24th, 2020 ONLINE Americas Enquire
September 28th, 2020 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
October 19th, 2020 ONLINE Americas Enquire
December 14th, 2020 ONLINE Americas Enquire
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