The Vitis AI development environment is a specialized development environment for accelerating AI inference on Xilinx embedded platforms, Alveo accelerator cards, or on the FPGA-instances in the cloud. Vitis AI development environment supports the industry’s leading deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow and Caffe, and offers comprehensive APIs to prune, quantize, optimize, and compile your trained networks to 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.
Complete set of graphical and command-line developer tools that include the Vitis compilers, analyzers and debuggers to build, analyze performance bottlenecks and debug accelerated algorithms, developed in C, C++ or OpenCL. Leverage these features within your own IDEs or use the standalone Vitis IDE.
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 based Xilinx accelerator cards, MPSoC based embedded platforms or ACAPs. 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 Xilinx platforms, including external memory interfaces, custom input/output interfaces and software runtime.
Design accelerators for your data and compute-intensive applications at the edge, on-premise or in the cloud:
Vitis core development kit includes comprehensive developer tools to design, debug, and deploy software applications targeted towards embedded processors on Xilinx Zynq, MPSoC, RFSoC, and ACAP devices. Vitis embedded software development features include:
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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.
Xilinx 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.
Xilinx® 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.
Xilinx 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.
Xilinx FPGAs are now broadly accessible to all developers everywhere through public cloud service providers like Amazon AWS and Nimbix. Using Vitis, you can leverage the power of Xilinx 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:
Develop accelerated applications with the Vitis Unified Software Platform in the Cloud – No local software installations or upfront purchase of hardware platforms necessary (pay-as-you-go). Log in and get started right away.
Evaluate the Vitis Unified Software Platform with Alveo accelerator cards on Nimbix. Quickly evaluate the performance benefits Xilinx platforms can bring to your applications, with no upfront purchase of cards or local software setup required.
NOTE: While leveraging these tools on Hardware is the optimal way to evaluate the AI Engines, notify Sales if you are interested in the tools-only support flow.
Learn how to build and run a video analytics example application using both VCU, DPU, and PL on a ZCU104 evaluation board.
Learn how to get started on the Ultra96-V2 Development Board with Vitis.
In this webinar, we will introduce developers to the methodology for architecting accelerated applications and discuss the best practices for developing high-performance kernels using C/C++.
In this webinar, users will learn how to build and run an acceleration example application using Vitis libraries.
In this webinar, learn about the Vitis environment and how it enables the development of embedded software and accelerated applications on Xilinx platforms.
How can your hardware keep up with ever increasing demand? Hardware acceleration with the power of Vitis, our new Unified Software Platform.
In this Webinar, learn about different levels of abstraction, see a demo walk-through of getting started using the Vitis libraries and glimpse the performance benefits you can achieve.