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AMD - High-Level Synthesis with the Vitis HLS Tool ONLINE

Training Duration: 3 sessions (6 hours per session) 

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

Course Description

This course provides a thorough introduction to the Vitis™ High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool. The focus is on:

  • Covering synthesis strategies and features
  • Applying different optimization techniques
  • Improving throughput, area, interface creation, latency, testbench
    coding, and coding tips
  • Utilizing the Vitis HLS tool to optimize code for high-speed
    performance in an embedded environment
  • Downloading for in-circuit validation

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

C or C++ knowledge

  • Vitis HLS tool
  • Vivado Design Suite
  • Vitis unified software platform
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
  • Enhance productivity using the Vitis HLS tool
  • Describe the high-level synthesis flow
  • Use the Vitis HLS tool for a first project
  • Identify the importance of the test bench
  • Use directives to improve performance and area and select RTL
  • Identify common coding pitfalls as well as methods for improving
    code for RTL/hardware
  • Perform system-level integration of IP generated by the Vitis HLS

Sessions 1 & 2

  • Introduction to High-Level Synthesis
    Overview of high-level synthesis (HLS), the Vitis HLS tool flow,
    and the verification advantage. {Lecture}
  • Vitis HLS Tool Flow
    Explores the basics of high-level synthesis and the Vitis HLS tool.
    {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Design Exploration with Directives
    Explores different optimization techniques that can improve the
    design performance. {Lecture}
  • Vitis HLS Tool Command Line Interface
    Describes the Vitis HLS tool flow in command prompt mode.
    {Lecture, Lab}
  • Introduction to HLS UltraFast Design Methodology
    Introduces the methodology guidelines covered in this course and
    the HLS UltraFast Design Methodology steps. {Lecture}
  • Introduction to I/O Interfaces
    Explains interfaces such as the block-level and port-level
    protocols abstracted by the Vitis HLS tool from the C design.
  • Block-Level I/O Protocols
    Explains the different types of block-level protocols abstracted by
    the Vitis HLS tool. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Port-Level I/O Protocols
    Describes the port-level interface protocols abstracted by the Vitis
    HLS tool from the C design. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Port-Level I/O Protocols: AXI4 Interfaces
    Explains the different AXI interfaces (such as AXI4-Master,
    AXI4-Lite (Slave), and AXI4-Stream) supported by the Vitis HLS
    tool. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Port-Level I/O Protocols: Memory Interfaces
    Describes the memory interface port-level protocols (such as
    block RAM and FIFO) abstracted by the Vitis HLS tool from the C
    design. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Pipeline for Performance: PIPELINE
    Describes the PIPELINE directive for improving the throughput of
    a design. {Lecture, Lab}

Sessions 3 & 4

  • Pipeline for Performance: DATAFLOW
    Describes the DATAFLOW directive for improving the throughput
    of a design by pipelining the functions to execute as soon as
    possible. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Optimizing Structures for Performance
    Identify the performance limitations caused by arrays in your
    design. You will also explore optimization techniques to handle
    arrays for improving performance. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Vitis HLS Tool Default Behavior: Latency
    Describes the default behavior of the Vitis HLS tool on latency
    and throughput. {Lecture}
  • Reducing Latency
    Describes how to optimize the C design to improve latency.
  • Improving Area and Resource Utilization
    Describes different methods for improving resource utilization and
    explains how some of the directives have impact on the area
    utilization. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Migrating to the Vitis HLS Tool
    Reviews key considerations when moving from the Vivado HLS
    tool to the Vitis HLS tool. {Lecture}
  • HLS Design Flow – System Integration
    Describes the traditional RTL flow versus the Vitis HLS tool
    design flow. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Vitis HLS Tool C Libraries: Arbitrary Precision
    Describes Vitis HLS tool support for the C/C++ languages as well
    as arbitrary precision data types. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Hardware Modeling
    Describes hardware modeling with streaming data types and shift
    register implementation using the ap_shift_reg class. {Lecture}
  • Using Pointers in the Vitis HLS Tool
    Explains the use of pointers in the design and workarounds for
    some of the limitations. {Lecture}

Course Dates

01 Jul 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire
03 Jul 2024 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
29 Jul 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire
28 Aug 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire
09 Sep 2024 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
23 Sep 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire
21 Oct 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire
04 Nov 2024 ONLINE EurAsia Enquire
18 Nov 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire
16 Dec 2024 ONLINE Americas Enquire

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