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Development Tools

Programmable devices are at the heart of most systems today, enabling not only programmable logic design, but programmable systems integration. Xilinx has transformed from an FPGA company to an ‘All Programmable’ company, offering technology from logic and I/O to software programmable ARM® processing systems and beyond. Xilinx offers development tools that support programmable platforms requiring aggressive pace and the need for enhanced productivity. From the UltraFast™ Design Methodology using the revolutionary Vivado® Design Suite to All Programmable Abstractions - Xilinx, along with its ecosystem of Alliance Members, are providing development tools and methodologies that are defining the next generation of design.

  • Vivado Design Suite

    • 3-100X faster C to RTL and standards-based IP integration with fast verification
    • 4X faster implementation with up to 3 speed grade advantage
    • 35% average power advantage at the same performance
    • Vivado supports the following devices families:  Ultrascale, Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Artix-7, and Zynq -7000


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  • Software Development

    • Xilinx’s software development environments and embedded platforms offer a comprehensive set of familiar and powerful tools, libraries and methodologies




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  • Embedded Computing

    • Xilinx’s embedded tools and runtime environments are designed to enable you to efficiently and quickly move from concept to production
    • Embedded Runtime Software, Development Platforms, Tools, and Open Source Resources
    • SDK / Petalinux




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  • All Programmable Abstractions

    • Software, model, platform and IP-based design environments for system, software and hardware developers
    • Improve productivity of hardware designers and empowering systems and software developers to directly leverage All Programmable FPGA, SoCs and 3D ICs
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  • ISE Design Suite

    • As of October 2013, ISE has moved into the sustaining phase of its product life cycle, and there are no more planned ISE releases
    • ISE supports the following devices families and their previous generations:  Spartan-6, Virtex-6,  and Coolrunner
    • Xilinx recommends Vivado Design Suite for new design starts with Ultrascale, Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Artix-7, and Zynq-7000
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  • SDx Development Environments

    SDx™ is a family of development environments for systems and software engineers enabling developers with little or no FPGA expertise to use high level programming languages to leverage the power of programmable hardware with industry standard processors on or off chip

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  • UltraFast Design Methodology

    • UltraFast Design Methodology for the Vivado Design Suite enables accelerated and predictable design cycles
    • UltraFast Embedded Design Methodology helps design teams make informed decisions and coordinate effort to create smarter systems
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