Designing with the Versal ACAP: Architecture and Methodology and NoC

(ref.ACAP_ARC)

day - 0 hours

Objectives

  • After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
    • Describe the Versal ACAP architecture at a high level
    • Describe the various engines in the Versal ACP device
    • Use the various blocks from the Versal architecture to create complex systems
    • Perform system-level simulation and debugging
    • Identify and apply different design methodologies
    • Identify the major network on chip components in the Versal ACAP
    • Include the necessary components to access the NoC from the PL
    • Configure connection QoS for efficient data movement

Partners

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Prerequisites

  • Comfort with the C/C++ programming language
  • Vitis™ IDE software development flow
  • Hardware development flow with the Vivado® Design Suite
  • Basic knowledge of UltraScale™/UltraScale+™ FPGAs and Zynq® UltraScale+ MPSoCs

Configurations

  • Software Configuration :
    • Vitis unified software platform 2020.2
    • PetaLinux 2020.2
  • Hardware configuration:
    • Recent computer (i5 or i7)
    • OS Linux 64-bits
    • At least 16GB RAM
    • Display resolution recommended 1920x1080

Outline

Architecture Overview

Design Tool Flow

Adaptable Engines (PL)

Processing System

PMC and Boot and Configuration

SelectIO Resources

Clocking Architecture

System Interrupts

Timers, Counters, and RTC

Software Build Flow

Software Stack

DSP Engine

AI Engine

Device Memory

Programming Interfaces

Application Partitioning

PCI Express & CCIX

Serial Transceivers

Power and Thermal Solutions

Debugging

Security Features

System Simulation

System Design Methodology

NoC Introduction and Concepts

NoC Architecture

Design Tool Flow Overview

NoC DDR Memory Controller

NoC Performance Tuning

System Design Migration

Teaching Methods

  • Classroom training:
    • Face to face
    • Presentation by video projector
    • Provision of PDF course materials
  • Virtual training:
    • Onlive training
    • Presentation by Webex
    • Provision of PDF course materials

Support

  • Authorized Trainer Provider XILINX : Engineer Electronics and Telecommunications ENSIL
    • Expert FPGA XILINX - Language VHDL/Verilog - RTL Design
    • Expert SoC & MPSoC XILINX - Language C/C++ - System Design
    • Expert DSP & RFSoC XILINX – HLS - Matlab - Design DSP RF
    • Expert ACAP XILINX – AI Engines – Heteregenous System Architect

Methods of monitoring and assessment of results

  • Attendance sheet
  • Evaluation questionnaire
  • Evaluation sheet on:
    • Technical questionnaire
    • Result of the Practical Works
    • Validation of Objectives
  • Presentation of a certificate with assessment of prior learning

Concerned public

  • Software and hardware developers, system architects, and anyone who wants to learn about the architecture of the Xilinx Versal ACAP device