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Adaptive Computing Software Platforms. Accessible to All Developers.


Software Tools to Develop and Deploy Solutions on all Xilinx Platforms

Software Tools Ecosystem

Different platforms suited for your developmental needs

Xilinx and our Partner ecosystem provide software and hardware development environments and embedded platforms that offer a comprehensive set of familiar and powerful tools, libraries, and methodologies. These environments reduce your development time while allowing you to create custom hardware accelerators easily and on-demand.

They enable all types of developers from AI scientists, application and algorithm engineers, embedded software developers, and traditional hardware developers. 

Choose the platform best for you:     

  • Vitis™ Unified Software Platform: For hardware-aware software developers to build software-capable accelerators 
  • Vitis AI Development Environment: For data scientists looking to accelerate AI inference 
  • Vivado® ML: For hardware designers to build designs in the FPGA fabric

Software Developers

Integrate into familiar developer environments and workflows with Vitis

Vitis Unified Software Platform

The Vitis™ unified software platform enables the development of embedded software and accelerated applications on heterogeneous Xilinx platforms including FPGAs, SoCs, and Versal ACAPs. It provides a unified programming model for accelerating edge, cloud, and hybrid computing applications.

Leverage integration with high-level frameworks, develop in C, C++, or Python using accelerated libraries or use RTL-based accelerators and low-level runtime APIs for more fine-grained control over implementation — Choose the level of abstraction you need.

Hardware Developers

Accelerate Design Productivity with Vivado ML

Vivado ML

Vivado ML Editions enables ML-based algorithms that accelerate design closure. The technology features ML-based logic optimization, delay estimation, intelligent design runs, and parallel compilation using Abstract Shell. This allows users to define multiple modules within the system to be compiled incrementally and in parallel.  It also enables an average compile time reduction of 5x and up to 17x, compared to traditional full system compilation. Abstract Shell also helps protect a customer’s IP by hiding the design details outside of the modules, critical for applications like FPGA-as-a-Service and value-added system integrators.

AI Developers

Achieve Optimal Artificial Intelligence Inference Performance with Vitis AI

Vitis AI

Xilinx Vitis™ AI is a comprehensive development platform for machine learning, designed to offer world-leading AI inference performance on Xilinx platforms. It consists of a series of highly-efficient DPU overlays, powerful software tools, optimized software libraries, deep learning models from multiple industry-standard frameworks and sample designs, with which developers can easily achieve end-to-end accelerated AI inference abilities on Xilinx platforms, achieving up to 10x performance increase versus CPU/GPU solutions.

System Developer

Program Xilinx Platforms Using Model-Based Design

In today’s competitive marketplace, having the ability to rapidly prototype, validate, and deploy complex systems can translate to significant time-to-market advantages. Xilinx adaptive SoC, MPSoC and RFSoC devices integrate the software programmability of a processor with the hardware programmability of an FPGA, providing unrivaled levels of system performance, flexibility, and scalability.

Vitis Model Composer

Vitis™ Model Composer is a model-based design tool that enables rapid design exploration within the MathWorks MATLAB® and Simulink® environment and accelerates the path to production on Xilinx devices through automatic code generation.

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System View

A complete heterogeneous system in an intuitive easy-to-use graphical environment. VSI is the only product in the market that allows the user to describe both platform specifications and build a system using the platform in the same environment.

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