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Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions - Accelerating High Level Design

The Vivado® Design Suite offers a new approach for ultra high productivity with next generation C/C++ and IP-based design with the new HLx editions including HL System Edition, HL Design Edition and HL WebPACK™ Edition.

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.

Accelerating Verification

  • 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

Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions Bring Ultra High Productivity to Mainstream System & Platform Designers

  • SmartConnect Technology, available in the 2016.1 release of the Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions, enables unprecedented levels of performance for the UltraScale+ device portfolio. It delivers an additional 20-30% performance at high utilization (or up to 2X higher performance than 28nm technology devices) without requiring redesign or extra latency insertion. 
  • All Vivado Design Suite HLx editions include Vivado High-Level Synthesis (HLS), Vivado IP Integrator (IPI), LogicCORE™ IP subsystems, and the full Vivado implementation tool suite to enable mainstream users to readily adopt the most productive and advanced C and IP-based design flows.
  • When coupled with the new UltraFast™ High-Level Productivity Design Methodology Guide, users can realize a 10-15X productivity gain over traditional approaches.
  • Vivado HLx Editions are a no-cost upgrade to the Vivado Design Suite using your current license.

Learn about all of this and more in the latest release notes.

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*  
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.

HL Design Edition

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Vivado QuickTake Video Tutorials

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