Interested in implementing artificial intelligence in your next design? Looking to broaden your understanding of designing with Xilinx’s latest Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC? Want to shorten your prototype development efforts using Python and PYNQ? Hackster.io and Avnet are pleased to introduce six on-line training courses that will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for your next Zynq UltraScale+ design.

Ultra96 Technical Training Courses

In this 3-course technical training bundle you will learn the fundamentals of developing software applications, building a custom hardware platform, and running the PetaLinux tools to build embedded Linux for Ultra96. Each course takes about 6-7 hours to complete. This single online bundle gives you access to all three courses at a pace you desire.


The advanced courses allow you to dive deeper into application specific areas including SDSoC, Artificial Intelligence, and Python/PYNQ. Each advanced course takes approximately 12-14 hours to complete and can be purchased individually.

Each training course is composed of short 15-20 minute presentations followed by a 30-minute hands-on lab. The labs are built on Avnet’s Ultra96 - a low-cost, easy to use platform based on the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. All the labs support both the Ultra96-V1 and V2. Additional hardware that is required beyond the Ultra96 kit is highlighted below.

Technical Training Courses and Hands-on Labs

Ultra96 Introductory Bundle

In this 3-course technical training bundle you will learn the fundamentals of developing software applications, building a custom hardware platform, and running the PetaLinux tools to build embedded Linux for Ultra96. Each course takes about 6-7 hours to complete. This single online bundle gives you access to all three introductory courses at a pace you desire.

$59

Developing Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Software

This course explores the fundamental concepts of the Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK). Using a pre-built hardware platform, you will learn how to navigate the SDK environment and develop some basic C-code examples for the Ultra96 / Ultra96-V2 board.


Connect the SDK to hardware for execution and debug

Utlilize a peripheral interrupt to show real-time software response

Learn to use an external sensor module

Explore how to import hardware into your Xilinx SDK environment

Introduction to the Xilinx SDK


With Xilinx Software Development Kit 2018.3

Instructor: Adam Taylor

This course will teach you how to develop a Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC hardware platform using the Xilinx Vivado tools while also learning ZU+ architecture. Vivado is used to configure the processing system parameters, including clocking, memory interface, and peripherals. Vivado is also used to develop custom hardware in the programmable logic. Build a working hardware platform that runs your code on the Ultra96 / Ultra96-V2 board.

Developing Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Hardware

Introduction to the Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Architecture, including the Arm Cortex™-A53 processor

Utilize the Xilinx embedded systems tool to:

  • Design a Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC system
  • Add Xilinx and custom IP
  • Run software applications to test the IP
  • Debug an embedded system

Introduction to the Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC development flow with
Vivado's IP Integrator

With Xilinx Vivado 2018.3

Instructor: Adam Taylor

Prerequisites:

  • Developing Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Software course or applicable experience 

Integrating Sensors on Ultra96 with PetaLinux 2018.3

From within an Ubuntu OS running within a virtual machine, learn how to install PetaLinux and build embedded Linux targeting Ultra96 or Ultra96-V2. In the hands-on labs learn about Yocto and PetaLinux tools to import your own FPGA hardware design, integrate user space applications, and configure/customize PetaLinux.

Import existing Vivado hardware designs into PetaLinux

Add custom applications into PetaLinux

Build, customize, and configure PetaLinux for Ultra96

Instructor: Adam Taylor

Prerequisites: 

  • Developing Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Software course or applicable experience 

Includes all 3 courses below

$59

Ultra96 Introductory
Bundle

Ultra96 Advanced Courses

The advanced courses allow you to dive deeper into application-specific areas including SDSoC, Artificial Intelligence, and Python/PYNQ. Each advanced course takes approximately 12-14 hours to complete and can be purchased individually. 

Using proven flows for SDSoC, you will learn to navigate the SDSoC tool. On the first day, through hands-on labs, we will create a design for a provided platform and then create a platform for the Avnet Ultra96. You will see how to accelerate an algorithm during the course lab. On the second day, a similar workflow is taken. This time focusing on PetaLinux integration, while leveraging the knowledge we built from day one. The overall experience should give you the background needed to assist in developing custom platforms with custom algorithms, accelerated by SDSoC.

A Practical Guide to Getting Started with Xilinx
SDSoC 2018.3

Instructor: Dan Rozwood

Build a bare metal platform from scratch

Enable and test a PetaLinux BSP running on the Ultra96 Board

Introduction to the design concepts and problem-solving techniques of SDSoC

Test the platform using a simple matrix multiplier example

Prerequisites: 

  • A working knowledge of Xilinx Vivado, SDK, and PetaLinux design tools OR attendance at our other three fundamentals courses
  • Experience with the Vivado 2018.3 tools is recommended but not required.  

$99

Deep learning achieves human-like accuracy for many tasks considered algorithmically unsolvable with traditional machine learning. It is frequently used to develop applications such as face recognition, automated driving, and image classification.


Introduction to Deep Learning with Xilinx SoCs is a technical training course that provides a hands-on introduction to deep learning. The Xilinx Edge AI Inference solution is used to deploy the DNN for inference on the Xilinx MPSoC (Ultra96).

$99

Introduction to Deep Learning with Xilinx SoCs

Instructors: Mario Bergeron

Prerequisites: 

  • PetaLinux Tools for Ultra96 Development or applicable experience 

Overview of Xilinx's AI Inference solutions, from cloud to edge

Deep dive into the development flow for Xilinx edge AI platforms

Quantize, compile, and deploy DNNs to the Ultra96

Take Python to the next level with PYNQ and the Avnet Ultra96 hardware platform. PYNQ is an open source Python productivity framework for Xilinx MPSoC that comes integrated with AArch64 Linux based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Ultra96 is a 96Boards certified, palm of your hand computing platform designed around the high-performance Xilinx MPSoC ZU3EG. The ZU3EG has 6 Arm™ CPUs, display port, multiple peripherals and programmable logic.

$99

Turbocharge Python with Ultra96 PYNQ

Instructor: Fred Kellerman

Prerequisites: 

  • Some knowledge of Python 3 is necessary
  • General Linux experience, Xilinx hardware design skills and understanding of C programming is recommended but not required.

Develop applications for Ultra96 with a web browser based IDE: Jupyter Labs

Re-use open source based projects with Ultra96

Write custom drivers completely in Python to interface with Xilinx programmable logic

Control hardware with Python

Accelerate Python with hardware

Create living-code documents with Jupyter Notebooks

Working examples will include: Machine learning image classification, hardware accelerated OpenCV and more...

Recommended Hardware

To complete the labs for each course, the following Avnet hardware is required:

Click Mezzanine Bundle 

AES-ACC-U96-ME-SK

$49

Required for introductory courses only

Ultra96 USB-JTAG/UART Pod

AES-ACC-U96-JTAG

$39

Required for all courses except advanced Ultra96 PYNQ course

Ultra96 Development Board

AES-ULTRA96-G or AES-ULTRA96-V2-G

$249

Includes a 16GB microSD card + voucher to license required Xilinx development tools

Power Supply

AES-ACC-U96-4APWR

$20

Attendees will also need the following:

Laptop with Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2018.3 installed

Recommended cameras include Logitech BRIO, Logitech C920 and Logitech C270

Required for Introduction to Deep Learning Course ONLY

USB Camera

Required for all courses except the Ultra96 PYNQ course

Required for introductory courses only

4 Amp power supply required when using the click mezzanine. Using a 2 Amp version risks damage to your power supply.

What's Included in a Technical Training Course?

Private forum where you can connect with the instructors and other attendees

PDF documentation of each lab performed during this course + resources for further learning

A personalized Certificate of Completion in your inbox that can be used for advancing your career or bragging to your friends

Step-by-step getting started guide to help you set up any required hardware or software used in the labs

Course instruction and labs taught by industry professionals

Frequently Asked Questions

WHEN DO I GET ACCESS TO THESE COURSES?

The Ultra96 Introductory technical training courses are on-demand and can be accessed from your Hackster account as soon as your purchase is complete. The Ultra96 Advanced courses are coming soon. Sign up here to be notified when they are available for purchase.

CAN I GET MY MONEY BACK?

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us at help@hackster.io within 30 days of your purchase to request a refund. Some restrictions may apply. 

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE TAKING THESE COURSES?

There are no prerequisites for the Zynq Ultrascale + MPSoC Software course, but we do recommend you have prior knowledge of Zynq Ultrascale + MPSoC Software when attending the hardware and PetaLinux courses. 


Prerequisites for each advanced course can be found under the course objectives above.

ARE THESE COURSES LIVE?

No, the online courses are on-demand and can be purchased and watched at any time on Hackster.io



DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE ANY HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE?

In order to participate in the labs you will need a computer with Xilinx Vivado Design Suite 2018.3 installed, an Ultra96 board, Ultra96 JTAG Pod, power supply, and click mezzanine board (introductory courses only). See recommended hardware section above for more details and links to purchase.

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OTHER QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions regarding the Ultra96 Introductory Bundle or Ultra96 Advanced courses, please contact us at help@hackster.io.

Ultra96 Introductory Bundle

$59*

Integrating Sensors on Ultra96 with PetaLinux 2018.3

Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Software

Zynq UltraScale + MPSoC Hardware

*All 3 courses included in price

Ultra96 

Advanced Course

Intro to Deep Learning with Xilinx SoCs

$99

Ultra96 

Advanced Course

Turbocharge Python with Ultra96 PYNQ

$99

Ultra96 

Advanced Course

Getting Started with Xilinx SDSoC 2018.3

$99