Embedded Linux on Zynq using Vivado

Course Description This course provides university academics with the resources, high-level skills, and confidence to introduce Embedded Linux development on Zynq using Vivado  to their teaching and research programs.
Level Intermediate
Duration 2 Days
Who should attend? Professors who want to introduce and extend Xilinx SoC and Embedded Linux in their teaching and research programs.
  • Conceptual understanding of Xilinx adaptive SoC and hardware design
  • Basic experience with Xilinx Vivado design software suite
  • Basic Linux and embedded concepts

Skills Gained

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of the Linux operating system and Embedded Linux concepts including:
    • Linux kernel architecture
    • Device driver concepts and loadable modules
  • Use the Xilinx Vivado and PetaLinux Tools to achieve a working embedded Linux kernel on a Zynq platform
  • Build, modify and debug Embedded Linux applications on the ARM Cortex-A9 platform
  • Develop a simple custom hardware peripheral having AXI interface for ARM Cortex-A9
  • Develop a simple Linux device driver for the custom hardware peripheral

Course Overview

Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Embedded Linux Overview
  • Lab 1: A First Look
    • Compare and contrast embedded Linux on Xilinx Zynq SoC and Linux on desktop.
  • Introduction to PetaLinux Tools
  • Lab 2: Build and Boot Linux
    • Build your own kernel image and boot new image via the network.
  • Application Development
  • Lab 3: Application Development and Debug
    • Create an application using a script file and debug using cross-debugger.
  • Networking and TCP/IP
  • Lab 4: Networking
    • File transfer, Network File System (NFS) mount, and embedded web-server and web-based applications.
  • Device Drivers and Modules
  • Lab 5: Drivers and Modules
    • Create a simple run-time loadable kernel module.

Day 2:

  • Introduction to Vivado, SDK, and Zynq
  • Lab 1: Vivado IP Integrator and Board Bringup
    • Create a Linux capable ARM Cortex-based Zynq platform from scratch including hardware and kernel.
  • Custom Hardware Development and Interfacing
  • Lab 2: Custom Hardware Development
    • Use custom core with AXI interface.
  • Custom Device Drivers
  • Lab 3: A Driver for the New Hardware
    • Develop UIO drivers for the AXI custom IP core and an application to test them.