Embedded Design with Xilinx™ PetaLinux Tools


2 days - 14 hours


  • After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
    • Explain what an embedded Linux kernel is
    • Describe the Linux device driver architecture
    • Create a PetaLinux project to configure and build an image using PetaLinux tools
    • Create a working ARM Cortex-A9 or Cortex-A53 Processor Linux system using the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux tools
    • List various hardware interfacing options available for the ARM Cortex-A9 and Cortex-A53 Processor
    • Build custom hardware cores and device drivers using the user space I/O (UIO) framework


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  • FPGA Basic knowledge
  • Knowledge/experience with C language and embedded software design


  • Software Configuration :
    • Xilinx Vivado™ System Edition 2018.3
    • Petalinux 2018.3
  • Hardware configuration:
    • Recent computer (i5 or i7)
    • linux environment 64b
    • At least 8GB RAM
    • Minimum display resolution 1024 x 768, recommended 1920x1080


Embedded Linux Overview

Lab 1: A First Look

Introduction to the PetaLinux Tools

Lab 2: Build and Boot an Image

Application Development and Debugging

Lab 3: Application Development and Debugging

Networking and TCP/IP

Lab 4: Networking and TCP/IP

Device Drivers, User Space I/O, and Loadable Kernel Modules

Lab 5: Accessing Hardware Devices from User Space

Board Bring Up with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools

Lab 6: Basic Hardware Design with the Vivado Design Suite and PetaLinux Tools

Custom Hardware Development and Interfacing

Lab 7: Custom Hardware Development

Custom Driver Development (short review)

Lab 8: Custom Driver Development

Teaching Methods

  • Face to face
  • Presentation by video projector
  • Provision of paper-based course materials


  • Authorized Trainer Provider XILINX : Engineer Electronics and Telecommunications ENSIL
    • Expert FPGA XILINX - Language VHDL - DSP - Design RTL

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

  • Technicians and Engineers in Digital Electronics