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AMD - Designing with the Versal Adaptive SoC: Power and Board Design

Training Duration: 2 days

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Course Description

This course provides a system-level understanding of power and thermal issues related to designing with the AMD Versal™ adaptive SoC. PCB design considerations for the Versal devices are also covered.

The emphasis of this course is on:

    • Estimating power using power analysis
    • Managing thermal design
    • Understanding Versal device packaging
    • Implementing proper pin-to-board connection
    • Using the Schematic Review Checklist to validate a PCB design

Hardware designers and system architects wanting to develop an effective power distribution network for the Versal device

  • Vivado Design Suite
  • Power Design Manager tool

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

  • Design an efficient power distribution network for AMD Versal adaptive SoC designs
  • Leverage the Power Design Manager tool for power estimation
  • Dynamically manage power consumption
  • Solve thermal challenges
  • Apply PCB design guidelines for board interfaces with Versal devices
  • AMD Versal Adaptive SoC Architecture Overview for Existing Users
    Introduces to students who already have familiarity with AMD architectures the new and updated features found in the Versal devices. {Lecture}
  • Power Solutions Overview
    Introduces key power concepts and explores some of capabilities of the Versal devices and introduces the power distribution network flow. {Lecture}
  • Packaging and Power Integrity
    Describes key elements when modeling a PDN and dives deeper into packaging considerations. {Lecture}
  • Thermal Solutions Overview Introduces key thermal concepts and explores some of capabilities of the Versal devices. {Lecture}
  • Power Management
    Discusses power domains and how they can be controlled along with basic techniques used to lower overall power consumption. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Power Design Manager
    Discusses using the new Power Design Manager tool, including import and export functions. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Power Reduction Techniques
    Describes various options to reduce power during the design process. {Lecture}
  • Power Supply Backgrounder
    Reviews linear and switching power supplies and common terms used to specify power supply characteristics. {Lecture}
  • Board System Design Overview Introduces PCB design topics. {Lecture}
  • Designing the Power Supply
    Consolidates the thermal management concepts of the course for achieving a successful design. {Lecture}
  • Designing PL Interfaces
    Focuses on bank structure and physical organization of the PL package pins. {Lecture}
  • Designing PS Interfaces
    Covers the unique features of the dedicated PS I/O interface along with pin-planning techniques. {Lecture}
  • Designing Memory Interfaces
    Discusses high-speed connections, routing, and design guidelines for DDR memories. {Lecture}
  • Designing Transceiver Interfaces
    Describes the serial transceiver organization and proper trace requirements. {Lecture}
  • PCB Simulation – Introduction to Signal Integrity
    Discusses reflection and crosstalk effects and provides options to minimize both effects. Introduces memory and serial transceiver IBIS simulation. {Lecture}
  • Board System Design Guidance Outlines the steps and documentation for specific PCB topics. {Lecture}
  • PCB Verification – Schematic Review Checklist
    Reviews PCB design verification using the Schematic Review Checklist. {Lecture, Lab}





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