04-10-2012 01:43 PM - edited 04-12-2012 03:04 PM
Hi again! We are getting close to the end of our X-Fest course highlights, which means X-Fest is almost here! In fact, we are exactly two weeks from the day when we kick off X-Fest 2012 in Irvine, California. Today, we will be looking into a course called: “Software Acceleration in Zynq – 7000 EPP.”
With the combination of a fixed ARM dual-core Cortex™ A9 MPCore™ and an array of programmable logic gates, the Zynq-7000 platform offers designers the unique ability to create custom co-processors or accelerators to improve system performance verses a pure software implementation. Practically speaking, this course introduces engineers to the hardware acceleration feature in the Xilinx Zynq-7000 architecture. Students will also learn how to use the Accelerator Coherency Port (ACP) to implement hardware accelerators in the programmable logic section of the Zynq-7000 platform and maintain coherency between the processor and the programmable logic system. With all things considered, this course is designed to teach students specific skills and if you are looking for a more general introduction to the Zynq-7000 platform, please refer to our prior post.
As mentioned prior, X-Fest is only two weeks away! If you haven’t registered yet, there is no better time to do it than today. Find out more information about X-Fest 2012 here: http://avnet.me/xfesttf