Designing with the Versal ACAP: Power and Board Design

Technically Speaking International

Technically Speaking International, INC

Designing with the Versal ACAP: Power and Board Design

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$ 800.00


 Course Description

This course provides a system-level understanding of power and thermal issues related to designing with the Versal™ ACAP.

The emphasis of this course is on:

  • Estimating power using power analysis
  • Managing thermal design
  • Understanding Versal device packaging
  • Using the Versal PCB Schematic Checklist for accelerating PCB design


Level – ACAP 2

Course Details

§  1 day ILT or 8 hours OnDemand

§  7 lectures

§  2 labs

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Course Part Number – ACAP-POWER-BD

Who Should Attend? – Hardware designers and system architects wanting to develop an effective power distribution network for the Versal ACAP.


§  Designing with the Versal ACAP: Architecture and Methodology course

▪      Optional: Signal Integrity and Board Design course

§  Familiarity with the Vivado® Design Suite

Software Tools

§  Vivado Design Suite 2020.2

§  XPE for the Versal ACAP devices


§  Architecture: Xilinx Versal ACAPs

After completing this comprehensive training, you will have the necessary skills to:

  • Design an efficient power distribution network for a Versal ACAP design
  • Leverage the Vivado Design Suite XPE tool for power estimation
  • Dynamically manage power consumption


Course Outline

Day 1

  • Versal ACAP Architecture Overview for Existing Xilinx Users

Introduces to students that already have familiarity with Xilinx architectures the new and updated features found in the Versal ACAP devices. {Lecture}

  • Power and Thermal Solutions Overview

Introduces key power and thermal concepts and explores some of capabilities of the Versal ACAP devices and introduces the power distribution network flow. {Lecture, Lab, Demo}

  • Packaging and Power Integrity

Describes key elements when modeling a PDN and dives deeper into packaging considerations. {Lecture}

  • Power Management

Discusses power domains and how they can be controlled along with basic techniques used to lower overall power consumption. {Lecture}

  • Power Supply Backgrounder

Reviews linear and switching power supplies and common terms used to specify power supply characteristics. {Lecture}

  • Designing the Power Supply

Consolidates the thermal management concepts of the course for achieving a successful design. {Lecture}

  • PCB Design Verification – Versal ACAP Schematic Checklist

Reviews PCB design verification using the Schematic Checklist. {Lecture, Lab}