Hardent Announces the Availability of New Zynq™-7000 EPP Training Courses

Thursday, July 26th 2012

With four dedicated curriculum paths, Hardent is addressing the specific Zynq-7000 EPP training needs of system architects, software developers, hardware developers and firmware developers.

Montreal, Qc (PRWEB) July 26, 2012

Hardent, a highly experienced training house and the exclusive Xilinx Authorized Training Provider for Canada, New England and Southeastern United States, is proud to announce the availability of new Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP training courses. Xilinx’s new 28nm Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) family merges an ARM dual-core Cortex-A9 MPCore processing system with a NEON media engine and a double-precision floating-point unit on the same IC, along with Level 1 and Level 2 caches, memory controllers, large programmable-logic blocks and a slew of commonly used peripherals. Creating a device that offers design teams the broadest range of programmable options has been a challenging, highly rewarding process.

With the constant critical need to build in a shorter time-to-market, but with a greater functionality differentiation, electronics developers need to deliver increasingly complex functions while facing exploding demand for signal-processing performance. They must balance performance, power, cost and flexibility without sacrificing results. While reducing costs through hardware and software design reuse across a common platform for multiple products, they must comply with continually changing industry standards, regulations and market needs.

“The Zynq training courses direct developers and architects on how to build better and faster processing systems with fewer chips,” said Reg Zatrepalek, FPGA Expert for Hardent. “We focus on showing them how to increase the system performance, and reduce both the BOM cost and the total required power.”

The Zynq-7000 EPP training redefines the possibilities for embedded systems, giving system and software architects and developers a flexible platform to launch their new solutions and traditional ASIC and ASSP users an alternative that aligns with today’s programmable imperative. The training classes demonstrate how an industry-standard ARM® processor-based system, combined with Xilinx 28nm programmable logic, is implemented in a single device. As the ARM processor boots first, prior to configuration of the programmable logic, a streamlined workflow would save time and effort and would allow software developers and hardware designers to start development simultaneously.

The Zynq courses are a better fit for various market applications, from smart surveillance, factory automation and driver assistance on the 7010/20 lower-end Zynq device, to video switching, broadcast cameras, military radio and medical imaging in the higher-end 7030/40 products. The following four separated curriculum paths are available to cater to different development function: system architects path, software developers path, hardware developers path and firmware developers path. Please visit the Hardent Website for further information or to register for Zynq-7000 EPP training courses.

About Hardent
Hardent is a professional services firm offering engineering, management consulting and training in the electronics and semiconductor industries. It serves as a partner in improving product engineering processes, enhancing team skills and accelerating time-to-market to increase the company’s competitive advantage. Hardent helps its customers become leaders in their fields by understanding their needs and challenges and offering innovative solutions through result-oriented problem-solving consulting, engineering and training/coaching professional services.

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