Overview:
Join Xilinx in a presentation where you will
learn how to rapidly accelerate your C algorithms by using Vivado High-Level
Synthesis to implement co-processing accelerators on Zynq-7000 All Programmable
SoC. See a step-by-step example of how system and design architects and embedded
software developers can customize and optimize their implementation in hardware.

With the introduction of the Vivado™ Design Suite, Vivado High-Level
Synthesis accelerates design implementation by enabling C, C++ and SystemC
specifications to be directly targeted into All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D
ICs without the need to manually create RTL. This provides system and design
architects alike with a faster and more robust way of delivering quality
designs. Vivado High-Level Synthesis supports both the ISE® and Vivado design
environments.

Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs present a new paradigm in
embedded system designs: the combination of a processing system built around
high performance ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore application processors with tightly
coupled programmable logic enables end product differentiation which improves
marketplace success. Designers can meet their critical system needs in term of
overall system performance by offloading CPU compute intensive tasks using
accelerators built in programmable logic and enhance the real time
responsiveness of their system while simultaneously reducing total power
consumption in an small form factor, single chip solution. The parallel
processing nature of programmable logic makes it an ideal choice to implement
Digital Signal Processing algorithms and therefore the best technology to build
accelerators to the application class processors available in the Zynq-7000
devices. Written in C, C++ or SystemC, these algorithms, converted to HW
accelerator blocks using Vivado HLS, will offer significant performance
improvement—reaching up to 10x and even more—over their pure SW implementation.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to rapidly accelerate C algorithms by using Vivado High-Level Synthesis
  • Step-by-step examples of how you can customize implementation in hardware

Presenter:
Vinay
Singh, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Electronic System Level Design,
Xilinx Inc.