Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC for the Software Developer

Provides software developers with an overview of the capabilities and support for
the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC family from a software development perspective.

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Course
Highlights

This two-day course provides software developers with an overview of the capabilities and support for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC family from a software development perspective.

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 family

What’s New for 2021.1

  • All labs have been updated to the latest software versions

Note: For instructor-led training, it is not the intention for every topic to
be delivered over the course of 2 days. Please check with your Authorized Training Provider for details, including the length of the
training as well as the specific topics that are included in the training.

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Who Should
Attend

Software developers interested in understanding the OS and other capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.

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Course
Prerequisites

  • General understanding of embedded and real-time operating systems
  • Familiarity with issues related to implementing a complex embedded system
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Course
Benefits

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

  • Distinguish between asymmetric multiprocessing (AMP) and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) environments
  • Identify situations when the Arm® TrustZone technology and/or a hypervisor should be used
  • Effectively use power management strategies and leverage the capabilities of the platform management unit (PMU)
  • Define the boot sequences appropriate to the needs of the system
  • Define the underlying implementation of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU) to
    make best use of their capabilities

Partners

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TechSource Systems is MathWorks Authorised Reseller and Training Partner

Upcoming Program

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  • Please contact me to arrange customized/ in-house training

Course Outline

Application Processing Unit

Objective: Introduction to the members of the APU, specifically the Cortex™-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and managed.

  • Cortex-A53 Processor
  • Architecture Extensions
  • 64-Bit Architecture Features
  • Exception Handling
  • Cache Coherency
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Real-Time Processing Unit

Objective: Focuses on the real-time processing module (RPU) in the PS, which is comprised of a pair of Cortex processors and supporting elements.

  • L1 and L2 Caches
  • Clocking, Power, and Reset
  • TCM Architecture

Arm TrustZone Technology

Objective: Illustrates the use of the Arm® TrustZone technology.

  • TrustZone Firmware
  • TrustZone Hardware
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QEMU

Objective: Objective: Illustrates the use of the Arm® TrustZone technology.

  • Application Development and Debugging

HW-SW Virtualization

Objective: Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The lab demonstrates how hypervisors can be used.

  • Hypervisors: Introduction
  • Virtualization Hardware Support
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Multiprocessor Software Architecture

Objective: Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The lab demonstrates how hypervisors can be used.

  • Explain the difference between symmetric and asymmetric multiprocessing
  • Differentiate between homogeneous and heterogeneous systems
  • Distinguish supervised AMP from unsupervised AMP

Xen Hypervisor

Objective: Description of generic hypervisors and discussion of some of the details of implementing a hypervisor using Xen.

  • Architecture
  • Configuration and Use
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OpenAMP

Objective: Discusses how the OpenAMP framework can be used to construct systems containing both Linux and Standalone applications within the APU.

  • Framework
  • Using OpenAMP

Linux

Objective: Describes how to configure Linux to manage multiple processors.

  • Components of an Embedded Linux System
  • SMP: Introduction
  • SMP: Configuration and Boot
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Yocto

Objective: Compares and contrasts the kernel building methods between a “pure” Yocto build and the PetaLinux build (which uses Yocto “under-the-hood”).

  • Project Overview
  • Build Workflow
  • Relationship with PetaLinux
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Open Source Library (Linux)

Objective: Introduction to open-source Linux and the effort and risk-reducing PetaLinux tools.

  • Configuring and Building
  • Driving the PetaLinux Tool (lab only)
  • PetaLinux and OSL Comparison

FreeRTOS

Objective: Overview of FreeRTOS with examples of how it can be used.

  • Internals
  • Implementation
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Software Stack

Objective: Introduction to what a software stack is and a number of stacks used with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC.

  • Software Stack

PMU

Objective: Introduction to the concepts of power requirements in embedded systems and the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC.

  • PMU and the IPIs
  • PMU Debugging
  • PMU Application Development
  • PMU API
  • PMU System Architecture
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Power Management

Objective: Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device.

  • Power Domains

Booting

Objective: How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation. Also how to detect a failed boot.

  • Boot and Configuration
  • Boot Image
  • Detecting a Failed Boot
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First Stage Boot Loader

Objective: Demonstrates the process of developing, customizing, and debugging this mandatory piece of code.

  • Debugging
  • MultiBoot
  • Secure Booting
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