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AMD - Embedded Systems Design

Embedded Systems Hardware and Software Design is conveniently offered by Doulos as a single 3 day course, which combines the Embedded Systems Design, and Embedded Systems Software Design training.

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Embedded Systems Design

Training Duration: 2 days

Course Description

Learn general embedded concepts, tools, and techniques using the Vivado™ Design Suite.

The emphasis is on:

  • Designing, expanding, and modifying embedded systems utilizing the features and capabilities of the Zynq™ System on a Chip (SoC), Zynq UltraScale+™ MPSoC, or MicroBlaze™ soft processor
  • Adding and simulating AXI-based peripherals using bus functional model (BFM) simulation
Engineers who are interested in developing embedded systems with Zynq SoC, Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC, and/or MicroBlaze soft processor core
  • FPGA design experience
  • Completion of the Essentials of FPGA Design course or equivalent knowledge of Vivado™ software implementation tools
  • Basic understanding of C programming
  • Basic understanding of microprocessors
  • Some HDL modeling experience
  • Vivado Design or System Edition
  • Vitis unified software platform
  • Architectures: Zynq-7000 SoC (Cortex™-A9 processor), Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (Cortex-A53 and Cortex-R5 processors), and MicroBlaze processor*
  • Demo board: Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 board*


* This course focuses on the Zynq-7000 SoC and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architectures. Please contact Doulos for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.
After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:
  • Describe the various tools that encompass the AMD embedded design
  • Rapidly architect an embedded system containing a Cortex-A9/A53/R5 or MicroBlaze processor using the Vivado IP integrator and Customization Wizard
  • Develop software applications utilizing the Vitis unified software platform
  • Create and integrate an IP-based processing system component in the Vivado Design Suite
  • Design and add a custom AXI interface-based peripheral to the embedded processing system
  • Simulate a custom AXI interface-based peripheral using verification IP (VIP)

Day 1

  • Embedded UltraFast Design Methodology - Outlines the different elements that comprise the Embedded Design Methodology. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Overview of Embedded Hardware Development - Overview of the embedded hardware development flow. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Driving the IP Integrator Tool - Describes how to access and effectively use the IPI tool. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Overview of Embedded Software Development - Reviews the process of building a user application. {Lecture}
  • Driving the Vitis Software Development Tool - Introduces the basic behaviors required to drive the Vitis tool to generate a debuggable C/C++ application. {Lecture, Lab}
  • AXI: Introduction - Introduces the AXI protocol. {Lecture}
  • AXI: Variations - Describes the differences and similarities among the three primary AXI variations. {Lecture}
  • AXI: Transactions - Describes different types of AXI transactions. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Introduction to Interrupts - Introduces the concept of interrupts, basic terminology, and generic implementation. {Lecture}
  • Interrupts: Hardware Architecture and Support - Reviews the hardware that is typically available to help implement and manage interrupts. {Lecture}


Day 2

  • AXI: Connecting AXI IP - Describes the relationships between different types of AXI interfaces and how they can be connected to form hierarchies. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Creating a New AXI IP with the Wizard - Explains how to use the Create and Import Wizard to create and package an AXI IP. {Lecture, Lab}
  • AXI: BFM Simulation Using Verification IP - Describes how to perform BFM simulation using the Verification IP. {Lecture, Lab}
  • MicroBlaze Processor Architecture Overview - Overview of the MicroBlaze microprocessor architecture. {Lecture, Lab}
  • MicroBlaze Processor Block Memory Usage - Highlights how block RAM can be used with the MicroBlaze processor. {Lecture}
  • Zynq-7000 SoC Architecture Overview - Overview of the Zynq-7000 SoC architecture. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Architecture Overview - Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}

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