03-30-2012 07:59 AM
I am new to embedded design. I've reviewed the embedded videos, but don't think that the really explain
what is really needed to learn how to build a system (like knowing what signals need to be hooked up,
what peripherals to pick, how to do a number of other things...). I know that there is a class called
Embedded System Design that is offered, but the authorized training facility in my area doesn't have it
in their schedule at this time.
Any references to Xilinx white papers, application notes, etc. would be appreciated. I've downloaded
several, but they're reference guides and I'm not sure that I can get the info from them.
03-30-2012 09:09 AM
looks like a good link (out of the 478,000 that pop up)
I think you just need to start reading, and not stop until you find you are ready to start downloading the BSB designs for your platform, and using the tools to create the reference designs, and then test that you can do that (recreate all the designs), then start changing the designs (in a very tiny way at first, progressing to more changes as you become comfortable).
Xilinx San Jose
04-01-2012 07:29 AM
As well as post above I can also recommend this as a good starting point:
"EDK Concepts, Tools and Techniques" UG683
This takes you through many of the basics with hands on throughout. It includes EDK and SDK tutorials and even covers topics such as creating your own custom peripherals.
Just do a search for UG683 with the the tools version you are using to get the matching UG. (e.g. UG683 13.4)
04-02-2012 07:30 AM
Thank you both for the suggestions. I have downloaded the Microblaze tutorial and have a copy of the UG683
paper now. I am awaiting the arrival of the ML506 board that was ordered to help with this. One thing that
I am not sure of is if the reference design for this board actually comes with instructions on how to build the