Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC: Boot and Platform Management

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC: Boot and Platform Management


11 september 2024 - 12 september 2024     
09:00 - 17:00


 / 20  Training Credits
On request


Cereslaan 24, 5384 VT, Heesch

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Course Description

This course provides software developers responsible for booting and
platform management with an overview of the capabilities and support
for the AMD Zynq™ UltraScale+™ MPSoC.

The emphasis is on:

  • Reviewing the catalog of OS implementation options, including hypervisors and various Linux® implementations
  • Booting and configuring a system
  • Applying various power management techniques for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

What's New for 2023.2

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


Embedded Software 3

Course Duration

2 days


Software developers interested in understanding the boot process, including creating bootable images, FSBL topics, and the platform management unit (PMU).


  • General understanding of C coding
  • Familiarity with issues related to booting a complex embedded system

Software Tools

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


  • 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:

  • Define the underlying implementation of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU) to make best use of their capabilities
  • Explore the capabilities of the platform management unit (PMU)
  • Create bootable images
  • Debug booting issues in the FSBL and PMU
  • Manage hardware/software co-debugging

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. {Lecture}
  • 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. {Lecture, Demo, Lab}
  • Power Management - Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device. {Lecture}
  • Power Domains - Investigate the granularity of the power control within the device. {Lecture}
  • QEMU - Introduction to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run software for a device when hardware is not available. {Lecture, Demo, Labs}
  • PMU - Introduction to the concepts of power requirements in embedded systems and the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. {Lectures

Day 2

  • Booting - How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation. {Lectures, Lab}
  • FSBL - Demonstrates the process of developing, customizing, and debugging this mandatory piece of code. {Lectures, Lab, Demo}
  • Debugging Using Cross-Triggering - Illustrates how HW-SW cross-triggering techniques can uncover issues. {Lecture, Lab}




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