Advanced System on Chip Design Education Kit
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- A full set of lecture slides, ready for use in a typical undergraduate course (see full syllabus).
- Recent updates to education kit include:
- A dedicated module on an overview of HDMI for input and output.
- Refreshed lab exercises:
- Based on the Zybo Z7-10, with updated procedures, libraries, and code (for HDMI output lab only).
- Usage of Arm Development Studio for Armv7-A assembly programming.
To produce students who can design, implement, and test an Arm Cortex-A-based SoCs on real FPGA hardware using high-level functional specifications, standard hardware description and software programming languages.
- Knowledge and understanding of:
- The properties of a System on Chip, and its design flow.
- The operations of Armv7-A Assembly various data transfer and data processing instruction types.
- The operations of Armv7-A Assembly various conditional, branching, and miscellaneous instruction types.
- The microarchitecture properties and characteristics of the Cortex-A9 processor.
- The operation of the AMBA AXI4 Bus Architecture.
- The signals and operation of an example AXI4-Stream HDMI input peripheral.
- The function and typical components and interfaces in an Arm debugging system.
- Describe the properties of Armv7-A architecture and the Cortex-A9 processor.
- Explain the operation of GPIO, memory access and controllers, and various memory types in a typical SoC.
- Explain the operation of various communication types, UART, and AXI-4 Stream.
- Describe the HDMI interfaces and mechanism.
- Explain the operation and mechanism of a simple edge detection image-processing application.
- Describe the purpose of SIMD and usage of Arm Neon technology for accelerating image processing.
- Describe the purpose and implementation of hardware acceleration.
- Ability to use commercial tools to develop Arm-based SoCs
- Demonstrate how to program an Arm processor on a Fixed Virtual Platform using a mixture of Assembly language and C code.
- Configure and implement AXI-Lite peripheral to control General Purpose Input and Output Ports (GPIOs).
- Configure and implement an AXI4-Stream HDMI peripheral to display a simple colored image onto an HDMI monitor.
|1||Introduction to Arm-based System on Chip Design|
|2||Arm and Arm Processors|
|3||Armv7-A/R Instruction Set Architecture Overview Part 1|
|4||Armv7-A/R Instruction Set Architecture Overview Part 2|
|5||Arm Cortex-A9 processor|
|6||AMBA AXI4 Bus Architecture|
|7||AXI4-Lite GPIO Peripheral and DDR memory controller|
|8||AXI UART and AXI4-Stream Peripherals|
|10||HDMI input peripheral|
|13||Accelerate Image Processing using SIMD engine|
|14||Accelerate Image Processing using FPGA hardware|