Zynq Design From Scratch


More than a year ago I received a parcel by post from US. When I opened the parcel I found this box.



Unpacking the box I found this board.




The ZedBoard was a present from someone involved in promoting the new Zynq device from Xilinx, but with no strings attached. At that time I was busy working as an ASIC designer and had no time to play with the board. It wasn't until December in 2013 that I had a chance to unpack the box and power-up the ZedBoard. At that time I got an email from Per and Andreas at Silica (Avnet) here in Stockholm, where they offered a one day hands-on training class on the Zynq-7000 using the ZedBoard, part of the "Xilinx Speedway Design Workshops.
This training session was the head start I needed. I went home and started to play with my ZedBoard. At the same time a decided to write a blog about may experiences. All of you who have read my FPGA design from scratch blog will feel at home. I will follow the same idea and describe the whole design flow in an easy to understand fashion.

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