Development in the Vitis environment enables portability from platform to platform, whether you are porting from a proof of concept, a development kit, or a custom board.
The Vitis platform-based design methodology provides many productivity advantages:
The Vitis AI development environment is a specialized development environment for accelerating AI inference on AMD embedded platforms, Alveo accelerator cards, or on the FPGA-instances in the cloud. Vitis AI development environment supports the leading deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow and Caffe, and offers comprehensive APIs to prune, quantize, optimize, and compile your trained networks to help achieve the highest AI inference performance for your deployed application.
Open-source, performance-optimized libraries that offer out-of-the-box acceleration with minimal to zero-code changes to your existing applications, written in C, C++ or Python. Leverage the domain-specific accelerated libraries as-is, modify to suit your requirements or use as algorithmic building blocks in your custom accelerators.
A complete set of graphical and command-line developer tools that include the Vitis compilers, analyzers, and debuggers to build applications, analyze performance bottlenecks, and debug accelerated algorithms, developed in C, C++, or OpenCL™ APIs. Leverage these features within your own IDEs or use the standalone Vitis IDE.
The Xilinx Runtime library (XRT) facilitates communication between your application code (running on an embedded Arm or x86 host) and the accelerators deployed on the reconfigurable portion of PCIe® interface-based AMD accelerator cards, MPSoC-based embedded platforms, or adaptive SoCs. It includes user-space libraries and APIs, kernel drivers, board utilities, and firmware.
The Vitis target platform defines base hardware and software architecture and application context for AMD platforms, including external memory interfaces, custom input/output interfaces, and software runtime.
•For AMD accelerator cards on premises or in the cloud, the Vitis target platform automatically configures the PCIe interfaces that connect and manage communication between your FPGA accelerators and x86 application code—you don’t need to implement any connection details!
•For AMD embedded devices, the Vitis target platform also includes the operating system for the processor on the platform, boot loader and drivers for platform peripherals, and root file system. You can use predefined Vitis target platforms for AMD evaluation boards or define your own in the Vivado™ Design Suite.
Vitis Model Composer is an AMD toolbox for the MATLAB and Simulink environment that enables rapid design exploration and verification within the MATLAB and Simulink tool and accelerates the path to production on AMD devices.
The Vitis™ HLS tool allows users to easily create complex FPGA algorithms by synthesizing a C/C++ function into RTL. The Vitis HLS tool is tightly integrated with both the Vivado™ Design Suite for synthesis and place & route and the Vitis™ unified software platform for heterogenous system designs and applications.
Design accelerators for your data and compute-intensive applications at the edge, on-premise or in the cloud:
Vitis supports hardware acceleration kernels with PS or x86 to control kernels. The Vitis application acceleration development flow provides a framework for developing and delivering FPGA-accelerated applications using standard programming languages for both software and hardware components. For kernel creation, users can choose from the following:
Vitis also supports hardware acceleration kernels without PS, or x86 to control for free-running. Free-running kernels have no control signal ports, and cannot be started or stopped. The "no-control signal" feature of the free-running kernel results in the following characteristics:
Vitis core development kit includes comprehensive developer tools to design, debug, and deploy software applications targeted towards embedded processors on AMD Zynq, MPSoC, RFSoC, and adaptive SoC devices. Vitis embedded software development features include:
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The AMD VCK5000 Versal™ development card is built on the AMD 7nm Versal adaptive SoC architecture designed for 5G, DC compute, AI, Signal Processing, Radar and others. The domain-specific architecture brings considerable compute horsepower while enabling software programmability. Move your applications to the next level with AI Engines and start developing in with Vitis high-level abstraction APIs and its libraries.
AMD Alveo™ Data Center accelerator cards are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the modern Data Center, providing up to 90X performance increase over CPUs for common workloads, including machine learning inference, quantitative finance, video transcoding, and database search and analytics.
Vitis™ software development platform enables application, software, and hardware developers alike to leverage the power of Alveo accelerator cards to meet the demanding compute, network, and storage requirements of their applications.
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As the data being produced continues to explode, there's a growing need to be able to bring computing power closer to the source of the data to meet the response-time, power-consumption and cost goals of performance-critical applications like IIoT, Automated Driving, Medical Imaging, Surveillance among others.
AMD embedded platforms are enabling applications where differentiation is key, power efficiency is critical, systems must be extremely responsive, and the latest algorithms and sensors need to be quickly deployed.
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AMD Platforms are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of modern data center workloads like Deep Learning, Video Transcoding, Big Data Analytics, Genomics, Compression, Network Security & Search that require high bandwidth, enhanced networking, and very high compute capabilities over CPU and GPU alternatives while lowering the total cost of ownership.
AMD FPGAs are now broadly accessible to all developers everywhere through public cloud service providers like Amazon AWS. Using Vitis, you can leverage the power of AMD FPGAs in the cloud, while continuing to develop in familiar programming languages like C and C++. You can also publish your FPGA-accelerated applications on the broader cloud marketplace and monetize your solutions.
The Vitis™ unified software platform documentation provides support for using Vitis for each of the two software development flows: Application acceleration development and Embedded software development.
6 steps to setup and accelerate your application using Vitis™ Unified Software Platform:
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