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Course Overview

Course Description
This course provides an overview of the hard block capabilities for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family with a special emphasis on the RF Data Converter and Soft-Decision FEC blocks.
The focus is on:
▪ Describing the RFSoC family in general
▪ Identifying applications for the RF Data Converter and SD-FECblocks
▪ Configuring, simulating, and implementing the blocks
▪ Verifying the RF Data Converter on real hardware
▪ Reviewing power estimation to help identify the power demandsof the RFSoC device in various operating modes
▪ Identifying proper layout and PCB considerations since the ZynqUltraScale+ RFSoC is both a high-speed and an analog and digital device
What’s New for 2020.1
▪ Overview Modules
▪ Updated to DUAL/QUAD nomenclature
▪ Updated Gen3 general parameters
▪ Updated Gen3 evaluation boards
▪ RF-ADC and RF-DAC Modules
▪ Updated to 2020.1 software
▪ Added more functionality details
▪ Data Converter Practice
▪ Added frequency planning
▪ Added RF data converter design exampleLevel – Connectivity 3 Course Details ▪ 3 days ILT or 24 hours ▪ 37 lectures▪ 8 labs▪ 5 demosCourse Part Number – CONN-RFSOC Who Should Attend? – Hardware designers interested in understanding the architecture and capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC data converter and SD-FEC hard blocks. Prerequisites ▪ Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoCarchitecture ▪ Basic familiarity with data converter terms and principles▪ Basic familiarity with forward error correction terms and principlesSoftware Tools ▪ Vivado® Design Suite 2020.1▪ Vitis unified software platform [*** vitis_version_number ***]Hardware ▪ Host computer for running the above software▪ Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZCU111 board*
* This course focuses on the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture.Check with your local Authorized Training Provider for the specifics of the in-class lab board or other customizations.
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:
▪ Describe in general the new Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family
▪ Identify typical applications for the RF data converters
▪ Describe the architecture and functionality of the RF-ADC
▪ Utilize the RF-ADC via configuration, simulation, andimplementation
▪ Describe the architecture and functionality of the RF-DAC
▪ Utilize the RF-DAC via configuration, simulation, andimplementation
▪ Identify the requirements and options for data converter PCBdesigns
▪ Describe the architecture and functionality of the Soft-DecisionFEC hard IP
▪ Utilize the Soft-Decision FEC via configuration, simulation, andimplementation

Course Outline:

Course Outline
▪ Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Overview
Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture, including brief introductions to RF, RF data converter solutions, SD-FEC solutions, driver support, and tool support. {Lectures, Demo}
▪ RF-ADC Hardware
Covers the basics of RF-ADCs. Reviews RF-ADC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
▪ RF-DAC Hardware
Covers the basics of RF-DACs. Reviews RF-DAC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}
▪ RFSoC Hardware
Provides an overview of the ZCU111 board and describes board setup. {Lectures}
▪ Data Converter Design
Describes common features, the design flow, utilizing the example design by simulation and implementation, and verifying RF data converter functionality on real hardware. Includes practice of using a software driver to modify RF data converter parameters. {Lectures, Labs}
▪ Data Converter Practice
Provides practical RF data converter experience using the ZCU111 board evaluation tool and RF analyzer tool. Demonstrates a PYNQ-based application to validate QPSK streams. Describes RF data converter frequency planning. Utilizes an RF data converter design example. {Lectures, Practices}
▪ PCB Design for RFSoC Devices
Describes power requirements, performing power estimation, and utilizing the power design. Analog signal requirements, PCB materials and layer stackup options, and analog trace design are also covered. {Lectures, Demo, Lab}