Advanced Features and Techniques of Embedded Systems Software Design
This course will help software engineers fully utilize the components available in the Zynq® All Programmable System on a Chip (SoC) processing system (PS). This course covers advanced Zynq All Programmable SoC topics for the software engineer, including advanced boot methodology, the NEON co-processor, programming PS system-level function control registers, the general interrupt controller, the DMA, Ethernet, and USB controllers, and the various low-speed peripherals included in the Zynq All Programmable SoC processing system.
Embedded Software 4
Who Should Attend?
Software design engineers interested in fully utilizing the Zynq extensible processing platform
- Embedded Systems Software Design or equivalent knowledge
- C or C++ programming experience
- Conceptual understanding of embedded processing systems, including device drivers, interrupt routines, Xilinx Standalone library services, user applications, and boot loader operation
- Experience developing software for embedded processor applications
- Vivado® Design or System Edition 2015.1
- Architecture: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC*
- Demo board: Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC ZC702 or ZedBoard*
*This course focuses on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations. After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:
- Implement an effective Zynq All Programmable SoC boot design methodology
- Create an appropriate FSBL image for flash
- Identify advanced Cortex™-A9 processor services for fully utilizing the capabilities of the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Analyze the operation and capabilities of the DMA controller in the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Examine the various Standalone library services and performance capabilities of the Ethernet and USB controllers in the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Describe the Standalone library services available for low-speed peripherals that are contained in the Zynq All Programmable SoC PS
- Advanced Boot Methodology on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Zynq All Programmable SoC Boot Details
- Demo: Create a Boot Image
- Lab 1: Boot Loading from Flash/SD Card
- Advanced Cortex-A9 Processor Services
- Advanced DMA Controller Configuration on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Lab 2: Performance Analysis of DMA Usage
- High-Speed Peripheral Configuration on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Lab 3: Introduction to lwIP (lightweight IP stack)
- Low-Speed Peripherals on the Zynq All Programmable SoC
- Lab 4: Sharing PS Resources with the MicroBlaze Processor – Software
- Lab 1: Boot Loading from Flash/SD Card – Explore the principles of creating a bootable flash image based on a First Stage Bootloader (FSBL) project.
- Lab 2: Performance Analysis of DMA Usage – Analyze the performance of DMA transfers within a memory or between two different kinds of memory by using the TCF profiler.
- Lab 3: Introduction to lwIP – Add the lightweight Internet Protocol (lwIP) stack to an embedded system and use it in a simple Standalone library application. The complete design includes both hardware and software.
- Lab 4: Sharing PS Resources with MicroBlaze Processor – Explore separate software applications on the Cortex-A9 and MicroBlaze™ processors that share DDR3, PL block RAM, PS timer, and PS UART resources. The applications demonstrate passing messages between the two processors and simple semaphore usage.
10 november 2016
9 Xilinx Training Credits
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