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Documentation Criteria

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Tech Tip
  1. Add a small table (like a data sheet) with information on device, speed grade, board, software version, environment such as PVT that was used to validate this design
  2. State assumptions on user/customer profile
  3. Describe how the design works and how the customer can use it/expand on it
  4. Describe testing environment. # samples (devices, boards etc)
  5. Who was the “independent” verifier ? Allow verifier to add comments on testing to be documented
  6. Future expansion possibilities (if applicable)

Document History

Description of Revisions
30 September 2013
Faster Technology
Initial posting with figures

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In Tech Tip "Zynq Adding Hardware FFT Tech Tip" an FFT application was created to run on both the ARM processor and the NEON SIMD engine of the Zynq-7000 AP SoC. as well as on a hardware unit in the PL fabric. Execution time comparisons were captured demonstrating a speed up of 2.8 to 4.6 using the NEON SIMD engine versus the ARM processor and 9.2 using the hardware FFT. In this Tech Tip we will expand that comparison to include execution on the TI DSP processor implemented in the OMAP 4460 processor. An FFT optimized for the DSP processor in the OMPA device will be used to assure that it is a fair comparison to the Ne10 NEON SIMD optimized FFT implemented in the Zynq-7000 AP SoC device. The execution times will show a performance advantage of X.Y% for the NEON SIMD engine and A.B% for the hardware FFT. This will clearly demonstrate the advantage of the Zynq-7000 AP SoC in applications where similar compute intensive functions are employed.

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Implementation Details
Design Type
PS & PL, PS Only, PL only
SW Type
Standalone, Linux or Other OS
How many CPUs? Running Frequencies
PS Features
List of all the PS blocks involved. For example DDR and/or OCM and/or QSPI and/or ... [Including operating frequencies
PL Cores
List of all the PL cores involved. For example BRAM and/or CHIPSCOPE and/or MICROBLAZE ... [Including operating frequencies, revision and other details about the IP]
List of all the boards needed. ZC702, FMC ..
Xilinx Tools Version
Version of the Xilinx Tools used. For example EDK 14.3
Other Details
More implementation details if needed. For example list of all the cables, 3rd party tools ( indicate if a license is required ), ...

Address Map


Files Provided
Archived XPS projects
Snippet of source code

Block Diagram

Step by Step Instructions

List all the steps to run the design. This includes hardware, software and tools needed.

Expected Results

Show what the user should expect to see.

How to Expand

Show the user what they can do to alter or expand the design. An example is always good.

Appendix A: If other items need to be added