Price 3145 + VAT
DURATION 2 Days

Course Overview

This course is structured to provide designers with an overview of the hard block capabilities for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC family. Special emphasis is placed on the Data Converter and Soft-Decision FEC blocks.
Power estimation is covered to help designers identify the power demands of the device in various operating modes. Since the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC is both a high-speed and an analog and digital device, proper layout and PCB considerations are also covered.

Level:

Connectivity 3

Who should attend?

Hardware designers interested in understanding the architecture and capabilities of the Zynq® UltraScale+™ RFSoC data converter and SD-FEC hard blocks.

Prerequisite:

• Suggested: Understanding of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC architecture
• Basic familiarity with data converter terms and principles
• Basic familiarity with forward error correction terms and principles

Software Tools:

• Vivado® Design Suite 2018.1

Hardware:

• Host computer for running the above software

Skills Gained: After completing this training, you will be able to:

• Describe in general the new Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC family
• Identify typical applications for the data converters
• Describe the architecture and functionality of the ADC
• Utilize the ADC via configuration, simulation, and implementation
• Describe the architecture and functionality of the DAC
• Utilize the DAC via configuration, simulation, and implementation
• Identify the requirements and options for data converter PCB designs
• Describe the architecture and functionality of the SD-FEC hard IP
• Utilize the SD-FEC via configuration, simulation, and implementation

Lab Description:

RFSoC SD-FEC
Covers the basics of forward error correction. Reviews SD-FEC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support.
RFSoC DAC
Covers the basics of DACs. Reviews DAC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support.
RFSoC Data Converter Design
Describes common features, the design flow, and utilizing the example design by simulation and implementation.
RFSoC SD-FEC
Covers the basics of forward error correction. Reviews SD-FEC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support.

Course Outline:

1. Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Overview
Overview of the Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC architecture, including brief introductions to RF, data converter solutions, SD-FEC solutions, driver support, and tool support.
2. RFSoC ADC
3. RFSoC DAC
4. RFSoC Data Converter Design
5. 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.
6. RFSoC SD-FEC
Covers the basics of forward error correction. Reviews SD-FEC architecture, functionality, interfaces, configuration, and driver support.

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