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Versal Adaptive SoC Technical Reference Manual (AM011)

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AMD Adaptive Computing documentation is organized around a set of standard design processes to help you find relevant content for your current development task. You can access the AMD Versalâ„¢ adaptive SoC design processes on the Design Hubs page. You can also use the Design Flow Assistant to better understand the design flows and find content that is specific to your intended design needs.

System and Solution Planning
Identifying the components, performance, I/O, and data transfer requirements at a system level. Includes application mapping for the solution to PS, PL, and AI Engine.

The technical reference manual (TRM) describes the overall hardware architecture of the Versal adaptive SoC and provides details on the blocks in the platform management controller (PMC) and in the processing system (PS). The PS includes the real-time processing unit (RPU), application processing unit (APU), and their peripherals.

There are several device families with different device options. The availability of a specific device option is listed in the Versal Architecture and Product Data Sheet: Overview (DS950). The TRM usually identifies these with the designation: device option.

Embedded Software Development
Creating the software platform from the hardware platform and developing the application code using the embedded CPU. Also covers XRT and Graph APIs.

Embedded software runs in the RPU and APU scalar engines located in the PS.

The PMC and PS functional units require device drivers as part of the embedded software stack. Several TRM reference sections focus on content for device driver development. The peripherals in the PMC, LPD, and FPD are described in the following sections:

The boot hardware modes and functionality are described in the Platform Boot, Control, and Status section of the TRM. Additional TRM sections and chapters describe the interconnect, timers, counters, clocks, resets, and power.

The system software boot up and operating system environments are described in the Versal Adaptive SoC System Software Developers Guide (UG1304). The PMC modules are described in the Embedded Processor, Configuration, and Security Units section.

Board System Design
Designing a PCB through schematics and board layout. Also involves power, thermal, and signal integrity considerations.

The TRM includes some important information to help with board design planning and development.

For package and pin information, see the Versal Adaptive SoC Packaging and Pinouts Architecture Manual (AM013).

The electrical specifications are provided in the applicable Versal device data sheet listed in References.