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Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions - Accelerating High Level Design

Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions 2017.1 are available now and include Partial Reconfiguration at no additional cost with the Vivado HL Design Edition and HL System Edition. In-warranty users can regenerate their licenses to gain access to this feature. Partial Reconfiguration is available for Vivado WebPACK™ edition at a reduced price.

The new HLx editions supply design teams with the tools and methodology needed to leverage C-based design and optimized reuse, IP sub-system reuse, integration automation and accelerated design closure. When coupled with the UltraFast™ High-Level Productivity Design Methodology Guide, this unique combination is proven to accelerate productivity by enabling designers to work at a high level of abstraction while facilitating design reuse.

  • 4X Faster Implementation
  • 20% Better Design Density
  • Up to 3-Speedgrade Performance Advantage for the low-end & mid-range and 35% Power Advantage in the high-end

Now available in the Vivado® Design Suite 2017.1

Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions 2017.1 available now Partial Reconfiguration functionality now included at no additional cost with the Vivado HL Design Edition and HL System Edition. In-warranty users can regenerate their licenses to gain access to this feature. Partial Reconfiguration is available for Vivado WebPACK™ edition at a reduced price.

Additional Updates:

  • Production US+ Device Support:
    • Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC: XCZU2EG/CG, XCZU6EG, XCZU9EG/CG
    • Kintex® UltraScale+: XCKU5P, XCKU9P
    • Virtex® UltraScale+: XCVU3P
  • Public access support for Spartan®-7 XC7S50
  • Vivado® WebPACK™ support for UltraScale+ XCZU2EG/CG, XCZU6EG and XCKU5P is also enabled
  • SDK includes improved boot security, bare-metal application development & debug on XEN hypervisor for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC+
  • EA availability for SmartLynq Cable: programming and debug cable (powered by Zynq) – 10x faster than Jtag cable

Learn about all of this and more in the Vivado 2017.1 release notes

The Vivado® Design Suite offers a new approach for ultra-high productivity with next generation C/C++ and IP-based design. When coupled with the new UltraFast™ High-Level Productivity Design Methodology Guide, users can realize a 10-15X productivity gain over traditional approaches. The Vivado HLx Editions are:

  • Vivado HL Design Edition: Includes Partial Reconfiguration and Vivado High-Level Synthesis
  • Vivado HL System Edition: All features of the Design Edition plus System Generator for DSP
  • Vivado HL WebPACK™ Edition: no-cost, device-limited version of the Vivado HL Design Edition
  • Vivado Lab Edition: Smaller footprint, easy to install in lab environments, including all programming and debug capabilities in the full Design Edition

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Vivado Design Suite - HLx Editions

Vivado Design Suite - HLx Edition Features Vivado HL Design Edition Vivado HL System Edition Vivado Lab Edition Vivado HL WebPACK Edition (Device Limited) Free 30-day Evaluation
Accelerating Implementation
Synthesis and Place and Route  
Partial Reconfiguration   Can be purchased as an option
Accelerating Verification
Vivado Simulator  
Vivado Device Programmer
Vivado Logic Analyzer
Vivado Serial I/O Analyzer
Debug IP (ILA/VIO/IBERT)  
Accelerating High Level Design
Vivado High-Level Synthesis  
Vivado IP Integrator  
System Generator for DSP      

* Can be purchased as an option.

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