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Course Overview

This workshop demonstrates the tools and techniques required for
software design and development using the Vitis™ unified software
The emphasis of this course is on:
▪ Reviewing the basics of using the Vitis platform
▪ Migrating existing SDK projects to the Vitis platform
▪ Developing software applications using the Vitis platform
What’s New for 2021.2
▪ All labs have been updated to the latest software versions
Level – Embedded Software 3
Course Details
▪ 1 day ILT or 8 hours OnDemand
▪ 8 lectures
▪ 5 labs
▪ 1 On-Demand demo
Course Part Number – EMBD VITIS
Who Should Attend? – Existing embedded developers using Xilinx
SDK tools for software development
▪ C or C++ programming experience, including general debugging
▪ Conceptual understanding of embedded processing systems as it
relates to the Xilinx ecosystem (specifically writing and modifying
scripts, user applications, and boot loader operation)
Software Tools
▪ Vitis unified software platform 2021.2
▪ Architecture: Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC
▪ Demo board: Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU104 or Versal® ACAP
VCK190 board
After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the
necessary skills to:
▪ Develop and deploy an application on a Xilinx embedded system
using the Vitis unified software platform
▪ Migrate an existing SDK project to the Vitis platform

Course Outline:

Overview of Embedded Software Development
Overview of the process for building a user application. {Lecture}
▪ Driving the Vitis Software Development Tool
Introduces the basic behaviors required to drive the Vitis tool to
generate a debuggable C/C++ application. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ Migrating from SDK to the Vitis Platform
Overview of migrating existing Xilinx SDK projects to Vitis
software development projects {Lecture, Demo}
▪ Standalone Software Platform Development and Coding
Covers the various software components, or layers, supplied by
Xilinx that aid in the creation of low-level software. Also the basic
services (libraries) available. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ Linux Software Application Development Overview
Highlights important parts of the underlying Linux system as it
pertains to applications. {Lecture, Lab}
▪ Building a Linux Application in the Vitis IDE
Reviews the use of the Vitis tool for Linux software development.
▪ System Debugger
Describes the basics of actually running a debugger and
illustrates the most commonly used debugging commands.
{Lecture, Lab}
▪ Software Profiling Overview
Introduces the purpose and techniques for profiling a user
application. {Lecture, Lab}