Adaptive SoCs for System Architects

Course Description

This course provides system architects with an overview of the capabilities and support for the Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoC and Versal® ACAP families.
The emphasis is on:

  • Utilizing power management strategies effectively
  • Leveraging the platform management unit (PMU) capabilities
  • Running the system securely and safely
  • Reviewing the highlevel architecture of the devices
  • Identifying appropriate boot sequences


Architecture overview MPSoC UltraScale+Level

Embedded System Architect 3

Training Duration

2 days


System architects interested in understanding the capabilities and ecosystem of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and Versal ACAP families.


  • Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq-7000 architecture
  • Familiarity with embedded operating systems

Software Tools

  • Vivado® Design Suite 2022.2
  • Vitis unified software platform 2022.2
  • Hardware emulation environment:
    • VirtualBox
    • QEMU
    • Ubuntu desktop
    • PetaLinux


  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 board*
  • Versal ACAP VCK190 board*

* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC and Versal ACAP architectures. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the inclass lab environment or other customizations.

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:

  • Effectively use power management strategies and leverage the capabilities of the platform management unit (PMU)
  • Identify mechanisms to secure and safely run the system
  • Outline the high-level architecture of the devices
  • Define the boot sequences appropriate to the needs of the system

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Overview – Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • HW-SW Virtualization – Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The lab demonstrate how hypervisors can be used. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • QEMU – Introduction to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run software for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device when hardware is not available. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Security and Software – Defines what safety and security is in the context of embedded systems and introduces several standards. {Lecture, Demo}
  • Power Management – Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}

Day 2

  • System Coherency – Learn howinformation is synchronized within the API and through the ACE/AXI ports. {Lecture}
  • DDR and QoS – Understand how DDR can be configured to provide the best performance for your system. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Booting – How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation. Also how to detect a failed boot. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Ecosystem Support – Overview of supported operating systems, software stacks, hypervisors, etc. {Lecture}
  • Debugging Using CrossTriggeringIllustrates how HWSW crosstriggering techniques can uncover issues. {Lecture, Lab}



14 november 2023 - 15 november 2023

Cereslaan 24
5384 VT

€ 0,00
20 Xilinx Training Credits

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