Start Date: 24/10/2023
This three-day course is structured to provide software developers with a catalog of OS implementation options, including hypervisors, various Linux implementations, booting and configuring a system, and power management for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC family.
Level:Embedded Software 3
Who should attend?Software developers interested in understanding the OS and other capabilities of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.
• General understanding of embedded and real-time operating systems
• Familiarity with issues related to implementing a complex embedded system
• Vivado® Design Suite 2021.2
• Hardware emulation environment:
• Ubuntu desktop
• Host computer for running the above software*
Skills Gained: After completing this training, you will be able to:
• Distinguish between asymmetric multi-processing (AMP) and symmetric multi-processing (SMP) environments
• Identify situations when the ARM® TrustZone technology and/or a hypervisor should be used
• Effectively use power management strategies and leverage the capabilities of the platform management unit (PMU)
• Define the boot sequences appropriate to the needs of the system
• Define the underlying implementation of the application processing unit (APU) and real-time processing unit (RPU) to make best use of their capabilities
1. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Application Processing Unit
Introduction to the members of the APU, specifically the Cortex™-A53 processor and how the cluster is configured and managed.
2. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Real-Time Processing Unit
3. ARM TrustZone Technology
Illustrates the use of the ARM® TrustZone technology.
5. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC HW-SW Virtualization
6. Multiprocessor Software Architecture
Introduces several potential architectures and illustrate the strengths of each.
7. Hypervisors (pairs with OpenAMP, but not SMP)
8. OpenAMP (pairs with the Xen Hypervisor, but not SMP)
Discussion and examples showing how to configure Linux to manage multiple processors.
11. Open Source Library
13. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Software Stack
Introduction to what a software stack is and a number of stacks used with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC.
14. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC PMU
15. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Power Management
Overview of the PMU and the power-saving features of the device.
16. Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Booting
– Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Real-Time Processing Unit
Introduction to the various elements within the RPU and different modes of configuration.
Introduction to the Quick Emulator, which is the tool used to run software for the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device when hardware is not available.
– Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC HW-SW Virtualization
Covers the hardware and software elements of virtualization. The lab demonstrates how hypervisors can be used.
– Hypervisors (pairs with OpenAMP, but not SMP)
Description of generic hypervisors and discussion of some of the details of implementing a hypervisor using Xen.
– OpenAMP (pairs with the Xen Hypervisor, but not SMP)
Introduction to the concept of OpenAMP.
Compares and contrasts the kernel building methods between a “pure” Yocto build and the PetaLinux build (which uses Yocto “under-the-hood”)
– Open Source Library
Introduction to open-source Linux and the effort and risk-reducing PetaLinux tools.
Overview of FreeRTOS with examples of how it can be used.
– Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC PMU
Investigation into the the tools and techniques for debugging a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC device.
– Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Booting
How to implement the embedded system, including the boot process and boot image creation. Also how to detect a failed boot.