Advanced Embedded System Design on Zynq using Vivado

Course Description This workshop provides professor the necessary skills to develop complex embedded systems using Vivado design suite; understand and utilize advanced development techniques of embedded systems design for architecting a complex system in the Zynq® System on a Chip (SoC). 
Level Intermediate
Duration 2 Days
Who should attend? Professors who are familiar with embedded system design using Vivado and want to explore advanced design techniques using Xilinx SoC in Zynq.
  • Digital logic and FPGA design experience
  • Experience with Vivado software
  • Experience with Embedded System design
  • Have attended XUP Embedded System Design workshop or has an equivalent experience

Skills Gained

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Assemble an advanced embedded system
  • Explore various features of Zynq Soc for hardware-software co-design
  • Design and integrate peripherals using interrupts
  • Analyze system performance
  • Utilize hardware debugging technique
  • Design a bootable system ready for deployment in field

Course Overview

Day 1:

  • Review Embedded System Design in Zynq using Vivado
  • Lab 1: Create a SoC-Based System using Programmable Logic
    • Create a complete processor system with built-in processor and IP in programmable logic.
  • Advanced Zynq Architecture
  • System Debugging using Vivado Logic Analyzer and SDK
  • Lab 2: Debugging using Vivado Logic Analyzer cores
    • Insert various Vivado Logic Analyzer cores to debug/analyze system behavior.
  • Memory Interfacing
  • Lab 3: Extending Memory Space with Block RAM
    • Instantiate AXI BRAM controller and BRAM to extend address space and run application from it.

Day 2:

  • Interrupts
  • Low Latency High Bandwidth
  • Lab 4: Direct Memory Access using CDMA
    • Perform DMA operations between various memories using AXI CDMA controller in polling and interrupt modes.
  • Processor Configuration and Bootloader
  • Lab 5: Configuration and Booting
    • Create images to boot off the SD card and QSPI flash. Load previously generated hardware bitstreams and executables, and execute desired application.
  • Profiling and Performance Improvement
  • Lab 6: Profiling and Performance Tuning
    • Profile an application performing a function both in software and hardware.

Common to PYNQ-Z1 and PYNQ-Z2




Common to ZedBoard and ZYBO