Machine Problems

Tutorial Videos

Introduction to Pynq-Z2 and Downloading Vivado

Programming the Pynq-Z2 Programmable Logic

Programming the Pynq-Z2 Programmable Logic and Processor System

Using Integrated Logic Analyzers (ILAs)

Integrating Custom IPs with Vivado Block Designs

Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS) - Getting Started (Video)


Vivado Version

Vivado 2019.1 is the version we'll use this semester. You can find it under the Vivado Archive tab on the left of the page after you click the link.

Additional Setup for Pynq-Z2

This semester we will be using the Pynq-Z2. The Pynq-Z2 boards require users to add board files manually in Vivado: (instructions adapted from the Pynq documentation)

  1. Download the Pynq-Z2 board files.
  2. Extract the `pynq-z2` directory from the zipped file downloaded.
  3. Copy the entire `pynq-z2` directory to the following directory:
<Xilinx installation directory>\Vivado\<version>\data\boards\board_files

Then you should be able to see Pynq-Z2 in board selections when you create a new project in Vivado. Refer to Pynq-Z2 User Manual for pin assignments and configurations.


Machine Problems

Machine Problem 1

Release Date: August 28, 2022

Due Date: September 7, 2022 (11:59 PM Central Time)

Project Description

Machine Problem 2

Release Date: September 8, 2022

Due Date: September 28, 2022 (11:59 PM Central Time)

Project Description

Machine Problem 3

Release Date: September 29, 2022

Due Date: October 12, 2022 (11:59 PM Central Time)

Project Description

Machine Problem 4

Release Date: October 14, 2022

Due Date: November 3, 2022  October 31, 2022 (11:59 PM Central Time)

Project Description

 

(Links to the MPs will be available on release dates)


A Note on Cable Driver

Pynq-Z2 uses a FT2232HL chip to support JTAG and UART through the same USB port. The driver should be installed automatically in recent Windows and Linux operating systems. Check the driver page from the manufacturer if you need to install it manually.

 

In Windows, the cable drivers for the programming cable should be installed automatically during Vivado installation. If you are using Linux, drivers for the programming cable may not be automatically installed. Linux users may need to install the drivers for the JTAG programmer separately. See Installing Cable Drivers in the Vivado installation guide if you couldn't find or connect to the device. If the cable driver from the Vivado installation does not work, you can try the driver from the Digilent website - Here.


References

Verilog Links

Pynq-Z2 Resources

Xilinx Tool References/Tutorial

Misc

Guide to memory, and memory systems in modern architectures

Computer architecture crash course. Just the highlights, to familiarize yourself if you haven't had a chance to take a computer architecture course