How do I install Vivado Design Suite?
Where do I get the Vivado Installation files?
What should I download from xilinx.com?
How to install Vivado Design suite 2014.1 or later:
There are 3 ways Vivado Design Suite can be installed.
Installation files on Xilinx.com:
Four relatively small client files are available for download on https://www.xilinx.com/support/download.html, one for each platform supported (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Linux 32-bit and Linux 64-bit).
Users should use the client corresponding to the platform of their machine.
These files are self-extractable, meaning that they will extract and launch the installer once executed, and they only contain the installer.
Using these, the installer will run in web mode and will download the files it needs to install based on user selection.
Note: internet access will be required to perform the installation using these files.
If an Internet connection is not available, the use of a DVD or full product installation image is required.
Launching the installer/self-extractable file:
After launching the self-extractable client, the user will need to accept running the self-extracting file from a pop-up window.
Click Run and the extraction will start.
After extraction, the installer will start after the user accepts to run the installer in the User Access Control (UAC) pop up.
Once the .bin file is downloaded, the user only needs to execute it.
After download the file might not have executable permissions, so the user will have to change the permissions to 755:
chmod 755 Xilinx_Vivado_SDK_2014.1_MMDD_#_Lin64.bin
If extraction is failing, change the temporary directory where the installer is extracted to a directory with open permissions and enough disk space (at least 250 MB).
./Xilinx_Vivado_SDK_2014.1_MMDD_#_Lin64.bin --target <tmp directory>
If the installer fails to launch after extraction, go to the temporary directory and launch the installer (xsetup) manually.
DVD/Full Product installation image
In 2014.1, there are 3 full product installation image available on
As in previous releases, these will have to be extracted before being able to run the installer.
In 2014.1, these files are now zipped as well as tarred in order to limit the number of issues with bad downloads (in previous we had several cases when a corrupted .tar file would extract and installer would complete leading to a corrupted installation).
Note: On Windows user will need to use WinZip v 15 or higher, or use 7 zip to extract the .tar.gz file.
On Linux run the following:
tar -zxvf Xilinx_Vivado_SDK_Lin_2014.1_MMDD_#.tar.gz -C <output_dir>
After Extracting the install file content (or when running from a DVD) run the xsetup executable.