Smarter Control

Scalable, high performance and precision control for Industrial process, motion and vision


Simple execution of control loops with a processor is often not fast and precise enough to optimize processes to their physical potential. High Level Synthesis (HLS) and software defined creation of hardware with frameworks like SDSoC and Vivado HLS open new perspectives for smarter control and allow you to boost your productivity. Fast embedded RAM, embedded scalable DSPs and a high throughput internal infrastructure accelerate your solution.

Vivado HLx Editions come with all you need to convert your existing software designs partially or completely in programmable logic. Synthesis from C and C++, SW profilers, Data Mover functions are provided inherently by the design flow. The Electric Drives Demonstration Platform (EDDP) helps to understand the concept quickly.

Smarter Control extends beyond this. Access real-time data from connected devices and create control loops which adapt immediately to changes in your production line. Xilinx provides example solutions on Python for the above-mentioned EDDP through GitHub as an open source design called SPYN.

Ecosystem partners complement these offering with leading industry IP and Software Packages. Examples are design flows for highly optimized control loops for Multilevel Inverters with SiC-driven power stages or state-of-the-art PLC runtimes that run on Xilinx SoCs.

Featured Capabilities

  • Higher speed and better accuracy, far beyond execution in pure microprocessors
  • Higher development productivity with programming in high level languages (Vivado High Level Synthesis and SDSoc in Vivado HLx Editions)
  • Platforms from cost optimized to premium with re-use of functional blocks
  • Long lifecycles and guaranteed availability
  • Support for field updates of hardware and software
  • Leading industry solutions from partner companies
Solution Provider Description Device Support

Single chip Industrial Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)

IEC 61131 compliant runtime on ARM® Cortex-A9 and A53. Motion Control can be included in the PLC runtime (CNC).

On-chip AXI interface between CPU and I/O backplane greatly reduces latency for communication with network interfaces


Qdesys Fast control loops for Inverter Applications

IP in FPGA logic for extreme fast control of inverters for avarious applications, e.g. motor control. Their parallel instantiation allows for great scalability
Zynq UltraScale+
Trenz Electronic

Electric Drives

Full motor control implementation in open source software. This solution can be used with High Level Synthesis and SDSoC to achieve an optimal SW/HW split.

Related code is available from a github repository that is maintained by Xilinx


Motor Control, Drone Control, Stereo Camera applications

Modules and IP in combination with professional Design Services from Enclustra form a comprehensive portfolio for industrial control solutions.

Zynq UltraScale+
Solution Stack

Some Industrial and Healthcare IoT products need all elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized Xilinx and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with a Xilinx-based Industrial or Healthcare IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial or Healthcare IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack.