May 18, 2018
Updated 2018 Training Schedule
Xilinx FPGA Academy I - Brisbane
16th - 20th July
The Academy I using Vivado 2017 course consists of 2 packaged courses including:
• Designing with VHDL (3 days)
• Essentials of FPGA Design (2 Day)
This is our flag ship course which is essential for any one new to using FPGAs. within one week you will understand the basics of the FPGA Hardware, the Vivado flow and basic timing constraints and of course a good understanding of the common structures and syntax of VHDL and will have a basic design running in hardware from scratch. Hit the ground running!
Price: $2995 + GST for 5 days
FREE BASYS-3 Artix-7 BOARD Valued at $222.95 + GST!
High Level Synthesis - Live Online
23rd - 25th July
Our Canada based HLS expert Reg Zatrepalek, former Xilinx Specialist DSP, FAE and current lead trainer for Hardent - Xilinx's North American Training provider, once again joins us to present live online our comprehensive 2 day HLS course.
This course provides a thorough introduction to the Vivado® High-Level Synthesis (HLS) tool. This course covers synthesis strategies, features, improving throughput, area, interface creation, latency, testbench coding, and coding tips. Utilise the Vivado HLS tool to optimise code for high-speed performance in an embedded environment and download for in-circuit validation.
This course is live online via webex. Labs are done locally on your own PC. The two day course will be split into 4 sessions across four days.
Price: $1400 + GST
Xilinx FPGA Academy II - Brisbane
20th - 24th August
This is for designers who have a design or two under their belts and want to learn more in regards to improving performance and utilisation and how to debug their design. Everyone gets something from this course, even the experienced.
The Academy II course consists of a number of courses including:
• FPGA Design Tips & Techniques (2 days)
• Advanced Vivado, debugging, XDC and STA for timing closure (3 days)
• Contains most relevant modules from FPGA Design Courses 2,3 & 4
Much of the Xilinx Ultrafast methodoly is contained within the above modules
Price: $2995 + GST for 5 days
Xilinx Embedded Academy I - Brisbane
10 - 12th September
Steve Bennett, our Xilinx certified Embedded specialist and project manager is excited to be running our newly updated 3 day Introduction Academy using Vivado 2016 and Zynq. This is a great course to quickly get designing with Zynq and ask an expert questions.
This course provides developers with the knowledge required to design and build designs based on the Zynq All Programmable SoC. It details the individual components that comprise the PS: I/O peripherals, timers, caching, DMA, interrupt, and memory controllers. Emphasis is placed on effective access and usage of the PS DDR controller from PL user logic, efficient PL-to-PS interfacing, and design techniques, trade-offs, and advantages of implementing functions in the PS or the PL.
In addition, you will learn how to use Vivado, Xilinx SDK tools to create and implement a complete hardware and software design. Covers both the standalone software environment and an introduction to developing embedded Linux systems.
Price: $1995 + GST for full 3 days
April 29, 2014
Black Box Consulting Win an Outstanding Trainer Award in 2014
Xilinx has awarded Peter Boxall of Black Box Consulting the annual outstanding trainer award for 2013/14.
The award is due to the strength of feedback from customers attending courses, and the amount and range of courses delivereed.
Peter will travel to Taiwan in May to accept the award.
With a number of outstanding training organisation and individuals in The Asia Pacific region, Black Box consulting really appreciated the recognition for its efforts in providing outstanding training in the ANZ region
Thank you again!
Box Consulting is a privately owned company by Peter Boxall.
Peter was previously employed by Xilinx for 7yrs in the UK as
a Senior Strategic Applications Engineer and Product Specialist.
Peter supported global accounts through their entire project
cycle from concept to production using Xilinx products which
included design and implementation support, training, and Xilinx
'Titanium' support both on and off site as well as supporting
the Xilinx Sales and Marketing teams.
Moving to Australia in 2004 with his Australian partner,
Peter provided technical recruitment services with Carroll
Consulting Group in the areas of Technical Sales, Marketing,
and of course, Engineering! Peter grew a strong client base
who appreciated how his technical ability and network assisted
in the recruitment process.
In 2006, Peter established Black Box Consulting and became
the sole Authorised Training Provider for Xilinx education
courses in Australia and New Zealand, providing expert training
courses using the same high-quality training materials developed
Recognising the need for faster design cycles, as well as
offering Xilinx training courses, we also offer on or off
site consulting to support your Xilinx FPGA projects. This
can be from assisting with design flows and techniques, optimisation
and timing closure, to assisting on more application specific
Black Box Consulting use technical experts in their field,
drawn from right across the industry. To us, its not only
technical know-how which sets us apart, its the ability to
teach and transfer skills in order to best enable a company
and its employees to increase there skills base, reduce their
design cycle, and become cost effective, now, and for the
Black Box Consulting also offers Australia wide recruitment
services. With a strong association with Carroll Consulting
Group, a member of NPA who are a world wide recruitment association
with over 80 recruitment companies in Australia alone. With
this alliance, we can offer a solution to all your recruitment
needs, while using our technical expertise for more technical