Operating Systems and Hypervisors in Adaptive SoCs

Operating Systems and Hypervisors in Adaptive SoCs


11 september 2024 - 13 september 2024     
09:00 - 17:00


€0,00 - €3.000,00
 / 30  Training Credits
On request


Cereslaan 24, 5384 VT, Heesch

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Course Description

This course provides software developers options and techniques for selecting and implementing various types of operating systems and
hypervisors on AMD Zynq™ UltraScale+™ and Versal™ devices.

The emphasis is on:

  • Exploring the capabilities of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU) relative to performance improvement and OS implementation
  • Reviewing the catalog of OS implementation options, including Arm® TrustZone technology, hypervisors, and various Linux implementations
  • Applying various power management techniques for Zynq UltraScale+ and Versal devices


What's New for 2023.2

  • All labs have been updated to the new Vitis Unified IDE


Embedded Software 3

Course Duration

3 days


Software developers interested in understanding popular OS and hypervisor options and other high-level system design issues.


  • General understanding of C coding
  • Familiarity with issues related to complex embedded systems

Software ToolsVitis Unified IDE

  • Vivado™ Design Suite 2023.2
  • Vitis™ Unified IDE 2023.2
  • Hardware emulation environment:
    • VirtualBox/CloudShare
    • QEMU
    • Ubuntu® desktop
    • PetaLinu


  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 board*
  • Versal adaptive SoC VCK190 board board*

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

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:Leverage the innate capabilities of the application processing unit
(APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU)

  • Investigate Arm TrustZone technology
  • Explore the concept of hypervisors and implement a Xen hypervisor example
  • Implement Linux solutions, including asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) configurations
  • Deploy FreeRTOS in the RPU
  • Effectively use power management strategies

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Application Processing Unit - Introduction to the members of the APU, specifically the Arm® Cortex®-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and managed. {Lectures, La
  • Real-Time Processing Unit - Focuses on the real-time processing module (RPU) in the PS,which is comprised of a pair of Arm Cortex processors and supporting elements. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
  • Arm TrustZone Technology - Illustrates the use of Arm TrustZone technology. {Lectures}
  • QEMU- Introduction to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run software for a device when hardware is not available. {Lectures, Demo, Labs}
  • HW-SW Virtualization - Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. {Lecture}

Day 2

  • Multiprocessor Software Architecture - Focuses on how multiple processors can communicate with each other using both software and hardware techniques. {Lecture}
  • Xen Hypervisor - Discusses generic hypervisors and reviews some of the details of implementing a hypervisor using Xen. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
  • OpenAMP - Discusses how the OpenAMP framework can be used to construct systems containing both Linux and Standalone applications within the APU. {Lectures, Lab}
  • Linux - Describes how to configure Linux to manage multiple processors. {Lectures, Demos}
  • Driving the PetaLinux Tool -  Introduces the basic concepts required to build an applicationusing the PetaLinux tool. {Lecture, Lab}
  • Yocto - Compares and contrasts the kernel building methods between a "pure" Yocto build and the PetaLinux build (which uses Yocto "under the hood"). {Lectures, Lab}
  • Open-Source Library (Linux) - Introduction to open-source Linux and how the PetaLinux tools reduce effort and risk. {Lectures, Demo}

Day 3

  • FreeRTOS - Overview of FreeRTOS with examples of how it can be used. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
  • Software Stack - Introduction to what a software stack is and a number of commonly used stacks. {Lectures, Demo}
  • Power Management - Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device. {Lectures}



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