Category: Xilinx Zynq

Xilinx Vivado, XSDK and Petalinux 2016.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

Just a list of a few new steps required to install and run Vivado, XSDK and Petalinux 2016.2 on Ubuntu 64bit 16.04: In order to run XSDK which can't use default GTK v3 we have to export new environmental variable.

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Some material on Linux Device Drivers from Xilinx.

John Linn posted some interesting material on Linux Device Drivers. It covers basic Linux driver topics in introduction Sessions 1 and 2, UIO drivers in Session 3 and DMA drivers in kernel mode in Session 4. I found all sessions

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PicoZed from AVnet arrived.

Yesterday, a new Zynq based SBC/SOM was released. It very similar to MicroZed boards - just without those huge Ethernet/USB connector and added versions with Z7015 and Z7030, which is nice. Ethernet and USB got moved to 3rd 100pin's connector

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HDMI on ZedBoard with Petalinux update.

I finally figure it out why Analog Devices reference design create/generated in Vivado 2014 by script(obviously updated to use new IP's, otherwise it didn't assemble 'Block Design' at all) didn't work. Reason is changes in Xilinx Concat IP, which used

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HDMI on ZedBoard with Petalinux.

This is step-by-step tutorial on how to build reference design for Analog Devices ADV7511 HDMI encoder used on ZedBoard with PetaLinux 2013.10. It will be mostly based on AD HDL reference design http://wiki.analog.com/resources/fpga/xilinx/kc705/adv7511 and AD Linux drivers wiki page http://wiki.analog.com/resources/tools-software/linux-drivers/platforms/zynq

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Howto create and package IP using Xilinx Vivado 2014.1

A small, step-by-step tutorial on how to create and package IP. Just as an example, I will create 3-to-8 decoder IP in Xilinx Vivado 2014.1 and connect it to Zynq SPI chip select pins. This is not a Verilog tutorial,

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Zynq MMC/SD controller with Linux Kernel 3.12.x and later.

Just a quick note regarding Zynq SD card controller support in Linux Kernel 3.13.x and later. Apparently, Xilinx used industry standard IP blocks for Zynq PS hardware, including SDHC controller. And now they are switching away from 'custom' drivers. For

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New Vivado 2014.1 released.

Exciting news! Yesterday Xilinx released Vivado 2014.1 - promise about 25% faster runtime and 1.5x overall speedup in compile+simulation! Also they added OpenCL kernels and some Linear algebra library to Vivado HLS! But for me more important changes is that

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Howto export Zynq peripherals(I2C, SPI, UART and etc) to PMOD connectors of ZedBoard using Vivado 2013.4

This is the small howto describing export of some peripherals on ZedBoard's PMOD connectors. ZedBoard have some, so called, FIXED_IO connections, which is hardwired to DDR memory, QSPI flash memory, Ethernet and etc. It also export Zynq UART1 to J14

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Howto build Qt 5.2.1 for Xilinx Zynq.

Update for Qt 5.3.2: http://blog.idv-tech.com/2014/10/15/building-and-configuring-qt5-tslib-and-evtest-for-arm-xilinx-zynq/. This is a small how-to build latest Qt 5.2.1 for Zynq and use it with PetaLinux 2013.10 projects. I'm using 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10 as a host, with Xilinx Vivado 2013.4 and ZedBoard 'Rev. D'

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The easiest way to add screen to ZedBoard.

While waiting for my custom TFT panel board to be build and Zynq IP created, I'm decided to go ahead and build Qt libraries and start porting application. In order to test my application I need linux video framebuffer of

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ZedBoard Linux-FreeRTOS AMP Board Bringup Guide.

One of the many nice features of Xilinx Zynq is ability to run it in Asymmetric MultiProcessing or AMP configuration. Xilinx released version v2013.10 of a UG980(Petalinux Board Bringup) and UG978(Zynq Linux-FreeRTOS AMP) guides for Xilinx ZC702 board. Today I

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Use SDCard to boot ZedBoard using PetaLinux 13.10

Up until now, I was using JTAG to boot my ZedBoard using PetaLinux builds. But at some point we will neet to switch to QSPI or SDCard. This post will be about using SD Card. And PetaLinux 13.10 made this

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Update U-boot and Linux Kernel for PetaLinux 13.10.

PetaLinux 13.10 coming with U-boot vesrion 2013.07 and Linux Kernel 3.8.1. If for some reason you need to change U-boot and/or Linux kernel with newer one - u can do it manually(configure, compile and include to BOOT.BIN image) or using

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PetaLinux 13.10 design flow with Vivado on Zynq.

Just a picture from Xilinx.com describing new design flow for PetaLinux 13.10 with Vivado 13.x. Helped me alot to figure out changes from previous PetaLinux releases. Like Dislike

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