Introduction: Building a Bare-Metal System - 2023.2 English

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The AMD Vitis™ unified software platform provides a variety of AMD software packages, including drivers, libraries, board support packages, and complete operating systems to help you develop a software platform. In this module, you will create a standalone platform (a single-threaded, simple operating system (OS) platform) that provides the lowest layer of software modules used to access processor-specific functions. You will then compile a bare-metal application that orchestrates the data flow between the PL kernels and AI Engine graph. In Module 07 and 08, you will create a PetaLinux software platform to run Linux applications which conduct functional and performance tests. Bare-metal systems are often first created because they are simpler, easy to validate, and can help get the entire system design up and running quickly. When the bare-metal system is stable, this indicates the hardware is stable. System designers can then move on to build complex Linux-based embedded software to run on the hardware.