Xen Zynq Distribution Now Running on ZCU102
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Being a Xilinx certified partner company has its advantages. DornerWorks has our Xen Zynq Distribution (XZD) now running on the ZCU102, the first board with the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC from Xilinx. Our XZD provides pre-built components that can help engineers get up and running quickly with Xen on this exciting new 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor.
XZD on ZCU102 brings to life several advantages of virtualization to this high-performance embedded platform. Key advantages include customizability, security, cost and performance.
In addition to the pre-built components, XZD also provides a framework for quickly customizing and building your own Xen system components. You can customize the framework with multiple Linux distributions, real-time operating systems (RTOS), and/or bare metal applications.
Security is always an aspect to consider. With device pass-through, Xen enhances the safety and security of your system. It does this by giving a guest sole access to a device, such as an Ethernet port. Not only does the separation enhance security, but it also improves performance. XZD works in tandem with the security and safety features already present in the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC to help create an incredibly secure and safe design.
Cost and Performance
Xen is a very lightweight open-source (read: free) hypervisor that allows guest operating systems to run with near native performance. It possesses many features to further enhance the performance and capabilities of its guest operating systems. Designers can take full advantage of the massive computing resources available on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC with the ability to run multiple systems simultaneously. Talk about performance right? Performance enhancement doesn’t stop there: Xen further enhances utilization by giving you fine-grain control of the processing cores. This allows designers to configure which cores are powering each guest operating system and allocate processing time in a way that fits the needs of your application.
As a premier Xilinx partner, DornerWorks can assist you with your Xen projects on the ZCU102 and the UltraScale+ MPSoC. We offer both free community support and fee-based support options. Check out our website for more detail on how you can get expert guidance. https://dornerworks.com/services/xilinxxen