Embedded Linux and Simulink Integration for Zynq

Course Description

This two-day training course will give attendees hands-on experience in creating and customizing an embedded Linux® system for their custom target using Zynq®. Topics include:

  • Creating a reference design in Vivado and SDK

  • Software anatomy of a Zynq® system

  • Zynq build system

  • Building a custom Linux image for Zynq

  • Integrating user space device drivers in Simulink

Course Prerequisite

  • Programming Xilinx Zynq SoCs with MATLAB and Simulink

Course Outline

Day 1

Creating Reference Design in Vivado and SDK 
Objective: Create a Vivado® block diagram and SDK project to target PL and PS.
Building a Vivado Block diagram to target PL 
Exporting hardware to SDK and creating board support package
Creating a software application for ARM
Automating build process through Tcl scripts

Software Anatomy of a Zynq System
Objective: Understand various software components like FSBL, u-boot, kernel, user-space.
Overview of embedded Linux
Understanding various components of boot image

Zynq Build System
Objective: Understand various software components to form a system image and an automation process.
Understanding system boots
Generating various binary files, including .elf, .bit, and open source build with buildroot
Understanding storage device layout
Using a MathWorks build system to have easy hooks for customization of bitstream/FSBL, devicetree and Kernel configuration

Day 2

Zynq Build System (Continued)
Objective: Create a custom linux image with device drivers for various PL and PS integrated peripherals.
Updating devicetree to include new mappings
Modifying kernel to turn on a driver
Creating boot.bin and generating custom SD card image

Integrating User Space Device Drivers in Simulink
Objective: Integrate device driver C code for peripherals in Simulink to communicate with the custom Linux image.
Overview of the generated C code main function, scheduler timing and POSIX threads
Creating a custom System object™
Using coder.ceval and System objects for C code integration
Interacting with custom Linux images from Simulink
Creating a standalone application as part of boot image


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