ISE® design suite supports the Spartan®-6, Virtex®-6, and CoolRunner™ devices, as well as their previous generation families. ISE® design suite runs on Windows 10 and Linux operating systems, click here for OS support details.
Xilinx recommends Vivado® Design Suite for new design starts with Virtex®-7, Kintex®-7, Artix®-7, and Zynq®-7000.
The ISE Design Suite: Embedded Edition includes Xilinx Platform Studio (XPS), Software Development Kit (SDK), large repository of plug and play IP including MicroBlaze™ Soft Processor and peripherals, and a complete RTL to bit stream design flow. Embedded Edition provides the fundamental tools, technologies and familiar design flow to achieve optimal design results. These include intelligent clock gating for dynamic power reduction, team design for multi-site design teams, design preservation for timing repeatability, and a partial reconfiguration option for greater system flexibility, size, power, and cost reduction.
The ISE Design Suite: System Edition builds on top of the Embedded Edition by adding on System Generator for DSP™. System Generator for DSP is the industry's leading high-level tool for designing high-performance DSP systems using Xilinx programmale devices, providing system modeling and automatic code generation from Simulink® and MATLAB® (The MathWorks, Inc.)
ISE WebPACK delivers a complete, front-to-back design flow providing instant access to the ISE features and functionality at no cost. To learn more, please visit ISE WebPACK Design Software landing page.
The ISE Design Suite also offers a-la-carte tools to enhance designer productivity and to provide flexible configurations of the Design Suite Editions.
|Features||ISE WebPACK||Embedded Edition||System Edition|
|ChipScope™ Pro and the ChipScope Pro Serial I/O Toolkit||✔||✔||✔|
|Embedded IP Peripherals||✔||✔||✔|
|ISE Simulator (ISim)||Limited||✔||✔|
|MicroBlaze Soft Processor||✔||✔||✔|
|Software Development Kit (SDK)||✔||✔||✔|
|System Generator for DSP||✔|
|Timing Driven Place & Route, SmartGuide, and SmartXplorer||✔||✔||✔|
* Can be purchased as an option.