Purpose of the
course:Traditional FPGA devices has been utilized in many nuclear and related
instruments for the past few decades, allowing multiple and parallel
processing of signals from radiation detectors and other sensors. These
features make instruments more compact by reducing number of required
processors and minimising complexity of analog electronics for signal
In the last few years a new Programmable System on Chip emerged, such as
Xilinx Zynq-7000 which integrates the software programmability of
powerful ARM Cortex-A9 processor with the hardware programmability of a
traditional FPGA which further simplifies instrument design.
In this training course we aim to familiarise participants with underlying
software design tools and hardware platforms based on the Zynq-7000
family of chips through tutorials and project examples in the field of nuclear
and related applications. The training will contribute to considerably increase
capacity of the institutes for refurbishing/developing modern instruments,
therefore increasing their self-reliance and income generation.