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    With a traditional processor, the hardware platform is pre-defined. The manufacturer selected the processor parameters and built-in peripherals when the chip was designed. To make use of this pre-defined processor, you need only target that specific hardware platform in the software development tools.

     

    The Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC is different.

     

    Zynq provides multiple building blocks and leaves the definition to you as the design engineer. This adds flexibility, but it also means that a bit of work needs to be done up front before any software development can take place.

     

    The first step in completing a Zynq design is to define and build the hardware platform. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to quickly and easily create a base hardware platform for MiniZed.

     

    Objectives

    • When this tutorial is complete, you will be able to:
    • Create a new project in Vivado, targeting MiniZed
    • Create a block based design to insert an ARM processor core
    • Import the MiniZed Zynq PS Preset settings
    • Build and export the hardware platform

     

    Download the attached pdf to read through the tutorial.