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SDSoC Development Environment

Familiar Embedded C/C++ Application
Development Experience for SoCs and MPSoCs

Familiar Embedded C/C++ Application Development Experience

The SDSoC™ development environment provides a familiar embedded C/C++ application development experience including an easy to use Eclipse IDE and a comprehensive design environment for heterogeneous Zynq® All Programmable SoC and MPSoC deployment. Complete with the industry's first C/C++ full-system optimizing compiler, SDSoC delivers system level profiling, automated software acceleration in programmable logic, automated system connectivity generation, and libraries to speed programming. It also enables end user and third party platform developers to rapidly define, integrate, and verify system level solutions and enable their end customers with a customized programming environment.

  • Easy to use Eclipse IDE to develop a full Zynq All Programmable SoC and MPSoC system with embedded C/C++ applications
  • Accelerate a function in Programmable Logic (PL) with a click of button
  • Supports bare metal, Linux and FreeRTOS as target OS
  • Xilinx libraries are available as part of Vivado HLS and optional hardware optimized libraries available from Alliance Members

System-Level Profiling

  • Rapid performance estimation and area estimation including PS, data communication and PL in minutes
  • Automated run-time instrumentation of cache, memory and bus utilizations
  • Enables early and rapid generation and exploration for optimal total system architecture
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Full System Optimizing Compiler

  • Compiles C/C++ applications into a fully functional Zynq SoC and MPSoC system
  • Automatic function acceleration in programmable logic generating both the ARM software and FPGA bitstream
  • Optimizes the system connectivity and allows rapid system exploration of throughput, latency and area tradeoffs

Expert Use Model for Platform Developers

  • Target custom board by proven methodology to convert existing Vivado project and software project into SDSoC
  • Board Support Packages (BSP) for Zynq-based development boards are available today including the ZC702, ZC706, as well as third party boards and System-on-Module (SoM) including Zedboard, Microzed, Zybo, Avnet Embedded Vision Kit, Video and Imaging Kit, SDR kit and more. Please click on the "Board and Modules" for the full list BSPs.

Hardware Optimized Libraries

Library Suites Latest SDSoC Version Supported Provider
OpenCV
40+ hardware optimized OpenCV functions, including Gausian, Median, Bilateral, Harris corner, Canny edge detection, HoG, ORB, SVM, LK Optical Flow, and many more
2015.4 Auviz
HLS Built-in Libraries
Many functions in OpenCV, linear algebra and signal processing. See XAPP1167
2015.4 Xilinx

Design Example Built-in to the Development Environment

Design Example & Descriptions Latest SDSoC Version Supported Board & SOM Supported Provider
Matrix Multiply and Addition
32x32 Floating point matrix multiply and matrix addition. Demonstrates AXI DMA inference as well as direct IP-IP streaming connections
2015.4 All Xilinx
FIR Filter
Demonstrates a simple C-callable HDL IP using Xilinx FIR compiler
2015.4 All Xilinx
File I/O Video Processing
Demonstrate a typical algorithm development using an input file and output file. Highly portable to any platforms
2015.4 All Xilinx

Design Example Offered by Partners

Design Example & Descriptions Latest SDSoC Version Supported Board & SoM Supported Provider
Automatic License Plate Recognition
License plate recognition on video images using 8 OpenCV libraries
2015.4 ZC706 Auviz
Harris Corner Detection
Fast corner detection using OpenCV libraries
2015.4 ZC702 Auviz
AES Encryption
A 128-bit AES encryption algorithm acceleration
2015.4 All DornerWorks
Canny Edge Detection
Canny edge detection applied to live HDMI input and output HDMI output at 1080p with 30+ FPS
2015.2.1 Atlas-I-Z7e + Captiva Carrier Card iVeia
FPS Demodulation
Applying demodulation on the radio input signal and output demodulated audio data
2015.2.1 Atlas-II-Z7x + Mosaic carrier card iVeia
Face Detection and Tracking
Demonstrating how an existing HDL IP can be wrapped into a C-function and used in SDSoC. Face detection from live camera running more than 30 FPS
2015.2.1 Microzed Embedded Vision Development Kit Xylon
DDS
DDS block written in HLS C code outputing various signal patterns to the DAC TX output
2015.2.1 ZC706 + AD9361 SDR Systems Development Kit Analog Devices

Community Contributed Design Examples

Built-in Platforms

Board Name I/O Enabled Latest SDSoC Version Supported Design Examples Provider
​ZCU102 (Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC) ​PS DDR 2016.1​ Basic Suite*​ Xilinx​​
ZC702 (Zynq-7000)
PS DDR 2016.1 Basic Suite* Xilinx
ZC706​ (Zynq-7000)
PS DDR 2016.1 Basic Suite* Xilinx
ZedBoard (Zynq-7000)
PS DDR 2016.1 Basic Suite* Xilinx
MicroZed (Zynq-7000)
PS DDR 2016.1 Basic Suite* Xilinx
ZYBO (Zynq-7000)
PS DDR 2016.1 Basic Suite* Xilinx

* Basic Suite = Matrix Multiply and Addition, FIR filter, File I/O Video processing and sample applications (See design examples)

Video Platforms (Externally Provided)

Board Name I/O Enabled Latest SDSoC Supported Design Examples Provider
ZC702 + HDMI IO FMC
HDMI in, HDMI out, PS DDR 2015.4 Sobel Filter, Basic Suite* Xilinx
ZC706 + HDMI IO FMC
HDMI in, HDMI out, PS DDR 2015.4 Sobel Filter, Basic Suite* Xilinx
Atlas-I-Z7e + Captiva Carrier Card
GigEV in, HDMI out, PS DDR 2015.4 Canny Edge Detection, Basic Suite* iVeia
ZYBO
HDMI in, VGA out, buttons, switches, LEDs 2015.4 Basic Suite*, Video I/O w/ scaling algorithm, Array copy with LED interaction (baremetal&Linux) Digilent
Zing2 + HDMI IO FMC
HDMI IN, HDMI OUT, GPIO,PS,DDR3 2015.4
  • Download Package
Basic Suite*, RGB2HSV,Sobel Filter, Edge Detection V3 Technology
SNOWLeo SVC
CMOS IN,HDMI OUT,GPIO,PS,DDR3 2015.4
  • Download Package
Basic Suite*, RGB2HSV,Sobel Filter, Edge Detection V3 Technology
EMC2-Z7015
PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite*, Sobel Filter, Motion Detection Sundance
BORA
LVDS Video Out, PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite*, Sobel Filter, Motion Detection DAVE Embedded Systems
BORA Xpress
LVDS Video Out, PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite*, Sobel Filter, Motion Detection DAVE Embedded Systems
SVDK PicoZed 7015

SVDK Sensor in Ethernet (GigE vision) out HDMI out

2015.4

Basic Suite*, GigE-Vision1.2 Tx, OpenCV Harris Corner Detect/ SDSoC Corner Detect (Harris Corner Acceleration)

OKI IDS

* Basic Suite = Matrix Multiply and Addition, FIR filter, File I/O Video processing and sample applications (See design examples)

Radio Platforms (Externally Provided)

Board Name I/O Enabled Lastest SDSoC Version Supported Design Examples Provider
Atlas-II-Z7x + Mosaic carrier card
ADC, DAC, PS DDR 2015.2.1 Demodulation,
Basic Suite*
iVeia
ZC706 + AD9361 SDR Systems Development Kit
ADC, DAC, PS DDR 2015.2.1 DDS,
Basic Suite*
Analog Devices

* Basic Suite = Matrix Multiply and Addition, FIR filter, File I/O Video processing and sample applications (See design examples)

Control Platforms (Externally Provided)

Board Name I/O Enabled Latest SDSoC Version Supported Design Examples Provider
ZYNQ PLC SoM
Gigabit Ethernet, PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite*, Industrial Networking Shanghai inrevium Solutions
TB-7Z-IAE
Gigabit Ethernet, PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite*, Industrial Networking Tokyo Electron Device (TED)

* Basic Suite = Matrix Multiply and Addition, FIR filter, File I/O Video processing and sample applications (See design examples)

Basic Platforms (Externally Provided)

Board Name I/O Enabled Latest SDSoC Version Supported Design Examples Provider
Mars ZX3
PS DDR, HDMI 2015.4 Basic Suite* Enclustra
Mercury ZX1
PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite* Enclustra
Mercury ZX5
PS DDR 20154 Basic Suite* Enclustra
KRM-3Z20
PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite* Knowledge Resource
KRM-3Z30
PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite* Knowledge Resource
MIAMI
PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite* TOPIC
Z-turn 7010/7020 Board
PS DDR 2015.4 Basic Suite* Shenzhen MYIR Tech

* Basic Suite = Matrix Multiply and Addition, FIR filter, File I/O Video processing and sample applications (See design examples)

Design Services Alliance Members Markets
Xylon d.o.o.
Xylon is an electronic company focused on design of optimized IP cores for Xilinx All Programmable devices and design services that lower production costs and improve efficiency of electronics designers.
Audio, Video & Broadcast, Automotive, Consumer, Defense/Aerospace, Industrial Scientific Medical
DornerWorks, Ltd.
DornerWorks is a leading provider of electronic engineering services with specialties in software, hardware, embedded systems, and custom logic design.
Automotive & Transport, Defense/Aerospace, Industrial Scientific Medical,
OKI IDS Co.,Ltd.
OKI IDS is a design and development company developing, selling and servicing firmware, hardware for video, audio and communication applications, high speed data transfer applications, and industrial, consumer and medical device and equipment.
Audio, Video & Broadcast, Automotive & Transport, Industrial Scientific Medical, Test & Measurement, Wired Comms & Networks, Wireless Comms & Networks
Fidus Systems, Inc.
Distinguished as Xilinx's first North American-based Premier Design Services Alliance Member, Fidus Systems is uniquely trained, qualified, and supported to provide Electronic product development and consulting services for Xilinx customers across a wide range of industries.
Audio, Video & Broadcast, Consumer, Defense/Aerospace, Industrial Scientific Medical, Storage, Test & Measurement, Wired Comms & Networks, Wireless Comms & Networks
Shanghai inrevium Solutions
SHANGHAI inrevium SOLUTIONS LIMITED is a company that specializes in design service provide, which was established from Tokyo Electron Device.
Audio, Video & Broadcast, Industrial Scientific Medical, Wireless Comms & Networks
V3 Technology, Ltd.
V3 Technology is focus on embedded computing products based on FPGA and ZYNQ SoC, providing solutions for Software Radio, Highspeed DAQ , Machine Vision and Industrial field Control.
Wireless Comms & Networks
Tokyo Electron Device Ltd.
Tokyo Electron Device is an advanced technology trading company, representing innovative technology from market leading semiconductor manufacturers, network system suppliers, storage solution providers, and software companies.
Audio, Video & Broadcast, Consumer, Industrial Scientific Medical, Wired Comms & Networks, Wireless Comms & Networks
Hardent Inc.
Hardent is a professional services company providing electronic design services, training solutions, and management consulting, to leading electronics equipment and component manufacturers throughout the world.
Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Aerospace&Defence, Automotive, Medical, Video

Key Documents

Document Title & Description Document Type
SDSoC Development Environment
The SDSoC Development Environment provides a greatly simplified ASSP-like C/C++ programming experience including an easy to use Eclipse integrated design environment (IDE) and a comprehensive development platform for heterogeneous Zynq platform deployment.
Backgrounder
UG1027: User Guide
Provides detailed information on user flows, features, and functions in the SDSoC Development Environment.
User Guide
UG1028: Getting Started Guide
Provides complete getting started information for the SDSoC Development Environment. Includes installation and licensing information as well as tutorials on flows for project creation, specifying functions to run in programmable logic, system compilation, debugging, and performance estimation.
User Guide
UG1146: Platforms and Libraries
Describes how to create a custom SDSoC platform from a hardware system built using the Vivado® Design Suite and a software run-time environment. Also describes how to create a C-callable RTL IP library.
User Guide

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