PYNQ-Z2 is a FPGA development board, intensively designed to support PYNQ, an open-source framework that enables embedded programmers to explore the possibilities of Xilinx ZYNQ SoCs without having to design programming logic circuits. Benefiting from programmable logic and advanced ARM processor in ZYNQ, designers can build up more powerful embedded systems with it.
Join us for a hands-on workshop with balearicdynamics and Jan Cumps who will share their journey using the PYNQ-Z2 board. Over the course of three sessions, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started and build a simple project. No experience required.
Python is one of the most popular languages in the world, being used for embedded, host and cloud application development thanks to its ease of use. Programmable Logic provides the ability to implement very high performance algorithms, traditionally at the cost of complexity of design.
PYNQ fuses the productivity and ease of use of Python with the acceleration provided by Programmable Logic, without the need to be an digital design engineer. This series of three workshops is going to provide attendees with a comprehensive training on PYNQ -- beginning with an introduction to key concepts, techniques before advancing to creating custom applications.
What You'll Need to Participate:
This webinar is free for all to attend. However, to follow along and participate you will need the following Hardware:
- preferably 32 GB
You'll need the following software:
- SD CARD image for the PYNQ-Z2 board; Version 2.6
- Xilinx software (Vitis and Vivado), Version 2020.1 Install Vitis 2020.1 - WebPack version. It includes all needed: Vitis, Vitis HLS, and VIvado.
- If you are an expert, you can install other versions. Take care that they support the Zynq device you are using. Ellse, stick to 2020.1 The free license supports everything done in the workshops
- PYNQ-Z2 board file, that tells Vivado how to initiate your new projects
- PYNQ-Z2 constraint file with mapping for all external pins, LEDs, buttons, connectors
Optional examples that can be installed on the PYNQ board:
Not needed, but excellent
- Pynq Workshop
- Software acceleration with FPGA: OpenCV functions in hardware
- All sources for the BASE and LOGICTOOLS projects from Xilinx They allow you to rebuild and investigate the Vivado designs for these projects
During this session we will briefly introduce you to some FPGA concepts, along with links to online resources. You'll get a general introduction to the most interesting aspects of the Xilinx PYNQ-Z2 board architecture. We'll analyze board components and how they connect together to offer loads of possibilities in experimenting with any kind of FPGA with Linux applications. We'll talk about using a Linux Machine to control FPGA logic. One of the key factors of the Xilinx Pynq-Z2 board is the considerable number of peripherals (includes HDMI In and Out, USB, and an Arduino compatible GPIO connector) and the availability of a complete Linux system besides the FPGA IC. We'll also discuss Bash shell and Python On-Board. To work with Linux, with hardware and controlling the FPGA the preinstalled system includes the support for the Python language accessible from a comfortable Web interface thanks to the Jupyter notebook. Experiments With the Jupyter Notebook We will see how to implement some FPGA simple prebuilt programs and how setting and control them using a browser from the Jupyter Notebook web interface.
What you'll learn by attending:
- Introduction to FPGA and Xilinx Pynq-Z2 Architecture
- Xilinx Pynq-Z2 Board Components
- A Linux Machine to Control the FPGA Logic
- Bash shell and Python On-board
Dates and Register for Free:
|Dates and Missions:
Session 1 – From Board Architecture to Python and Jupyter Notebook
What You'll Learn:
Tuesday, 28th of September 2021
Session 2 – FPGA Design and Programming
What You'll Learn:
Wednesday, 13th of October 2021
Session 3 - FPGA Design Examples in Practice
What You'll Learn:
Thursday 28th of October 2021
Previous PYNQ Workshops / Webinars:
- PYNQ-Z2 Workshop: Getting Started with PYNQ
- PYNQ-Z2 Workshop: Getting Up and Running with PYNQ
- PYNQ-Z2 Workshop: Unlocking Your Inner PYNQ Hero
- Using Python Overlays to Experiment with Neural Networks
This workshop is based on the following PYNQ-Z2 Experiments:
|balearicdynamics, element14 Community Member
|Jan Cumps, element14 Community Member
Born in Turin, Italy. I have always had a special interest in electronics and communication. I had the chance to start working in the era of the first Personal Computers, just few years before their massive introduction, and very soon I started acquiring knowledge about hardware and software. I developed researches, patented hardware and software-integrated technologies, wrote technical articles on several technical papers in Italy and more. During the last decade I developed software and firmware for embedded devices, new products for Android, Mac and Linux. Before the Android massive diffusion, I had been developing software as Nokia developer focusing my experience on the Qt development platforms on desktops and Symbian devices. My approach to Electronics and circuit projects involving hardware and circuit creation is strongly oriented to microcontrollers, from small devices to the computer-like micro as the well-known ARM processors family. I definitely avoid two things: redundance (i.e. making projects more complex than can be done) and excess of complexity (i.e. a great solution should be simple and cheap, otherwise it is not a great solution). For this reasons I frequently rethink projects or create new ones in order to make products and prototypes market-affordable and as cheap as possible without compromising quality. Five years ago I moved to Ibiza (Balearic Islands, Spain) where I currently live and work.
Jan's professional skill set focuses on process integration, development methodologies, and application life cycle, He has 20+ years of experience with ERP, CRM and E-Commerce systems, as delivery manager, technology lead, integration architect, project lead, analyst and developer.
Jan has been active in the Chemicals, Public Transport, and Government sector, in Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, South-Africa, Greece, Poland, Spain and Russia. Jan is Development & Integration manager for PepsiCo. Jan is moderator at JavaRanch.com.
Industrial and automotive electronics, microcontroller designs for functional safety, and maintainable software management.
30 years active in chemicals, pharmacy, rail, automotive and Food& Beverages