Zynq All Programmable SoC System Architecture

Course Description

The Xilinx Zynq® All Programmable System on a Chip (SoC) provides a new level of system design capabilities. This course provides experienced system architects with the knowledge to effectively architect a Zynq All Programmable SoC.

This course presents the features and benefits of the Zynq architecture for making decisions on how to best architect a Zynq All Programmable SoC project. It covers the architecture of the ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor-based processing system (PS) and the connections to the programmable logic (PL) at a sufficiently deep level that a system designer can successfully and effectively utilize the Zynq All Programmable SoC.

The course details the individual components that comprise the PS: I/O peripherals, timers, caching, DMA, interrupt, and memory controllers. Emphasis is placed on effective access and usage of the PS DDR controller from PL user logic, efficient PL-to-PS interfacing, and design techniques, tradeoffs, and advantages of implementing functions in the PS or the PL.


Embedded Architect 3

Course Duration

2 days

Who Should Attend?

  • System architects who are interested in architecting a system on a chip using the Zynq All Programmable SoC.


  • Digital system architecture design experience
  • Basic understanding of microprocessor architecture
  • Basic understanding of C programming
  • Basic HDL modeling experience

Software Tools

  • Vivado® Design or System Edition 2016.3


  • 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.

Skills Gained

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

  • Describe the architecture and components that comprise the Zynq All Programmable SoC processing system (PS)
  • Relate a user design goal to the function, benefit, and use of the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Effectively select and design an interface between the Zynq PS and programmable logic (PL) that meets project goals
  • Analyze the tradeoffs and advantages of performing a function in software versus PL

Day 1

  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Overview
  • Inside the Application Processor Unit (APU)
  • Lab 1: Building a Zynq All Programmable SoC PlatformExamine the process of using the Vivado IP Integrator tool to create a simple processing system.
  • Processor Input/Output Peripherals
  • Introduction to AXI
  • Zynq All Programmable SoC PS-PL Interfaces
  • Lab 2: Integrating Programmable Logic on the Zynq All Programmable SoCConnect a programmable logic (PL) design to the embedded processing system (PS).
  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Booting
  • Lab 3: Using DMA on the Zynq All Programmable SoCExperiment with effectively using the PS DMA controller to move data between DDRx memory and a custom PL peripheral.

Day 2

  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Memory Resources
  • Meeting Performance Goals
  • Lab 4: Impact of Port Selection on System PerformanceExplore bandwidth issues surrounding the use of the Accelerator Coherency Port (ACP) and the High Performance (HP) ports.
  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Hardware Design
  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Software Design
  • Debugging the Zynq All Programmable SoC
  • Lab 5: Debugging on the All Programmable SoCEvaluate debugging the hardware and software components of a Zynq All Programmable SoC design.
  • Zynq All Programmable SoC Tools and Reference Designs
  • Lab 6: Running and Debugging a Linux Application on the Zynq All Programmable SoCExplore a software application executing under the Linux operating system on the Zynq All Programmable SoC.


20 maart 2017 - 21 maart 2017

Cereslaan 24
5384 VT

€ 0,00
18 Xilinx Training Credits

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