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Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions - Accelerating High Level Design

The new Vivado® Design Suite HLx editions supply design teams with the tools and methodology needed to leverage C-based design and optimized reuse, IP sub-system reuse, integration automation and accelerated design closure. When coupled with the UltraFast™ High-Level Productivity Design Methodology Guide, this unique combination is proven to accelerate productivity by enabling designers to work at a high level of abstraction while facilitating design reuse.

Starting with Vivado 2019.1, Partial Reconfiguration is included at no additional cost within all Vivado Editions, including WebPack.  Prior versions may require a Partial Reconfiguration license, depending on the Edition.

  • 4X Faster Implementation
  • 20% Better Design Density
  • Up to 3-Speedgrade Performance Advantage for the low-end & mid-range and 35% Power Advantage in the high-end
What's New

Now available in the Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions 2019.1 Release

Download SDx and Vivado Design Suite 2019.1 now, with support for:

  • Production devices

    • Space-Grade Kintex UltraScale:- XQRKU060
    • XA Kintex-7:- XA7K160T
    • Virtex UltraScale+ HBM (-3 speedgrades):- XCVU31P, XCVU33P, XCVU35P, XCVU37P
  • Vivado
    • Command line based web-installer

    • Enhanced VHDL2008 synthesis construct support

    • Integrated GitHub download of 3rd party boards

    • Congestion metrics, Improved QOR suggestions as well as general SSI QOR improvement

    • Enhanced debug capabilities: IBERT GTM, RF Analyzer, HBM Monitor and Bus plot view

  • IP Subsystems/Cores

    • New 50G RS-FEC (544,514):New FEC (2x26G) NRZ used for 5G wireless applications to enable PAM-4 applications when adding an external bitmux chip

    • Integrated UltraScale/UltraScale+ 100G Ethernet Subsystem: New optional AXI data bus interface allowing standard based interface 

    • 10G/25G Ethernet Subsystem, 40G/50G Ethernet Subsystem, Integrated UltraScale/UltraScale+ 100G Ethernet Subsystem, USXGMII, 1G/10G/25G Ethernet Switching Subsystem: Size optimized statistic counter by creating statistics logic based on features selected

    • Video and Imaging IPs: Video processing cores add support for 8K30 resolutions; Video mixer adds 16 layer mixing; Framebuffers adds support for 12 and 16bpc

    • SmartConnect: Improved area efficiency, especially for small configurations and AXILite endpoints

    • AXI Bram Controller:Improved performance for single beat transactions. Configurable read latency for tight timing margins.

Get more details on the latest release and view past release notes on the Vivado - What's New page.

For latest trends to accelerate your productivity, check out the Vivado Expert Blog.



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The Vivado® Design Suite offers a new approach for ultra-high productivity with next generation C/C++ and IP-based design. When coupled with the new UltraFast™ High-Level Productivity Design Methodology Guide, users can realize a 10-15X productivity gain over traditional approaches. The Vivado HLx Editions are:

  • Vivado HL Design Edition: Includes Partial Reconfiguration and Vivado High-Level Synthesis
  • Vivado HL System Edition: All features of the Design Edition plus System Generator for DSP
  • Vivado HL WebPACK™ Edition: no-cost, device-limited version of the Vivado HL Design Edition
  • Vivado Lab Edition: Smaller footprint, easy to install in lab environments, including all programming and debug capabilities in the full Design Edition

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Vivado Design Suite - HLx Editions

Vivado Design Suite - HLx Edition Features Vivado HL Design Edition Vivado HL System Edition Vivado Lab Edition Vivado HL WebPACK Edition (Device Limited) Free 30-day Evaluation
Accelerating Implementation
Synthesis and Place and Route  
Partial Reconfiguration  
Accelerating Verification
Vivado Simulator  
Vivado Device Programmer
Vivado Logic Analyzer
Vivado Serial I/O Analyzer
Accelerating High Level Design
Vivado High-Level Synthesis  
Vivado IP Integrator  
System Generator for DSP *   *
Model Composer * *   *  

* Can be purchased as an option.

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Getting Started

Training Courses

Xilinx hands-on FPGA and Embedded Design training provides you the foundational knowledge necessary to begin designing right away. These programs target both engineers new to FPGA technology and experienced engineers developing complex connectivity, digital signal processing, or embedded solutions. Contact your local Sales Rep or Authorized Training Provider to see if your company has any Training Credits available. Learn more

Vivado QuickTake Video Tutorials

Xilinx is developing QuickTake Video Tutorials in order to assist our users in making the transition from the ISE software tools to the Vivado® Design Suite. This entire solution is brand new, so we can't rely on previous knowledge of the technology. Xilinx recognizes that not everyone has the time to read through the User Guide or perform software interactive tutorials. Learn more


Vivado HLx Editions QuickTake Video Tutorials

Vivado QuickTake videos take a deep dive into the Vivado® HLx Editions giving you individualized videos on topics ranging from installation and licensing, to design flow overview, high-level synthesis and beyond. Created  by the Vivado development and expert team, Vivado QuickTake tutorials provide on-demand content and helpful tips & tricks – all at your fingertips.

Getting Started

Jump start your installation and design with the following videos.

Design Flows

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