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
For the Scroll Wheel Project:
- , any (value not critical)
- any (value not critical)
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
Schema for the rotary encoder, can be made on the breadboard:
During this session we'll give a short presentation on the most common words and acronyms frequently found in the FPGA related literature. Just to make things more clear. We'll discuss FPGA frameworks and the different kinds of approaches available for FPGA design and programming. Attention will be focused on the graphical design of the circuit logic, the synthesis process and how the “compiler” creates the final binary we can upload to the FPGA IC. After the introduction, examples and illustrations are centered on the Xilinx board. We'll go over preparing and Installing the Tools: Vivado 2020.1 in a how-to for setting the computer and connecting the Xilinx board ready for programming/ FPGA design: graphical representation Using some easy examples, we see how to design a circuit whose logic should be then converted to IP. You'll get a brief introduction to the VHDL language. Using the same examples, we complete the cycle converting to the VHDL language and how to synthesize for FPGA. This will be a clarification note on what we can expect from FPGA development and programming and what we can’t. Focusing the attention on the programmed logic and gates arrays.
What you'll learn by attending:
- A Glossary Explained: FPGA Essentials
- FPGA Development Frameworks
- Preparing and Installing the Tools: Vivado 2020.1
- VHDL language
- Do and Don’t With FPGA
Dates and Register for Free:
|Workshop:||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