MATLAB & Simulink

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS AND FPGA DESIGN

Embedded Linux and System Integration for Zynq

Course Highlights

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

Prerequisites

Programming Xilinx Zynq SoCs with MATLAB and Simulink

Course Outline

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Day 1 of 2

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 of 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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