Designing with the Versal ACAP -
Power and Board Design

Understand a system-level of power and thermal issues related to designing with the Versal™ ACAP.

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Course
Highlights

This one-day course provides a system-level understanding of power and thermal issues related to designing with the Versal™ ACAP.

The emphasis of this course is on:

  • Estimating power using power analysis
  • Managing thermal design
  • Understanding Versal device packaging
  • Using the Versal PCB Schematic Checklist for accelerating PCB design
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Who Should
Attend

Hardware designers and system architects wanting to develop an effective power distribution network for the Versal ACAP.

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Course
Prerequisites

  • Designing with the Versal ACAP: Architecture and Methodology course
  • Optional: Signal Integrity and Board Design course
  • Familiarity with the Vivado® Design Suite
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Course
Benefits

​After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:

  • Design an efficient power distribution network for a Versal ACAP design
  • Leverage the Vivado Design Suite XPE tool for power estimation
  • Dynamically manage power consumption

Partners

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Upcoming Program

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Course Outline

Versal ACAP: Architecture Overview for Existing Xilinx Users

Objective: Introduce to students that already have familiarity with Xilinx architectures the new and updated features found in the Versal ACAP devices.

  • Major blocks within the Versal device
  • High-level view of each of the major blocks
  • Connectivity among the major blocks
  • Common use cases
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Versal ACAP: Power and Thermal Solutions Overview

Objective: Introduce key power and thermal concepts and explores some of the capabilities of the Versal ACAP devices and introduces the power distribution network flow.

  • concepts of power consumption and thermal regulation
  • Versal ACAP XPE tool

Versal ACAP: Packaging and Power Integrity

Objective: Describe key elements when modeling a PDN and dives deeper into packaging considerations.

  • Dynamic power states within the Versal ACAP
  • Modeling the power distribution network
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Versal ACAP: Power Management

Objective: Discuss power domains and how they can be controlled along with basic techniques used to lower overall power consumption.

  • Versal ACAP power domains
  • Power management influenced by hardware and software

Power Supply Backgrounder

Objective: Review linear and switching power supplies and common terms used to specify power supply characteristics.

  • Switching (buck) regulators
  • Linear regulators (including low-dropout regulators)
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Versal ACAP: Designing the Power Supply

Objective: Consolidate the thermal management concepts of the course for achieving a successful design.

  • Complexity of the Versal® ACAP power distribution network
  • Power Supply considerations

PCB Design Verification – Versal ACAP Schematic Checklist

Objective: Review PCB design verification using the Schematic Checklist.

  • The Schematic Review Checklist
  • GT sub-section verification
  • PMIO sub-section verification
  • XPIO sub-section verification
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