The Zynq ® Design Package makes it easier for you to program the Zynq platform. It provides a framework for integrated hardware/software design, simulation, and verification. This makes it easier to integrate Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink (3:17) into your workflow, which enables fast design iteration cycles and helps you to detect and correct design and specification errors early.
The Zynq Design Package provides you with a guided workflow for hardware/software codesign including software interface modeling. It includes HDL and C code generation to eliminate hand coding errors and provide for rapid deployment on hardware.
A simple system implementing an up/down counter on the programmable logic (PL) inside Zynq is used to demonstrate the workflow. The processing system (PS) controls the speed and direction of the count. The top-level design is illustrated in figure 1. The example system videos to the right show how to run this system on a ZedBoard.
The following videos highlight the steps required to get this example running on a ZedBoard featuring the Xilinx Zynq-7000 AP SoC.