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Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions - Accelerating High Level Design

Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions include Partial Reconfiguration at no additional cost with the Vivado HL Design Edition and HL System Edition. In-warranty users can regenerate their licenses to gain access to this feature. Partial Reconfiguration is available for Vivado WebPACK™ edition at a reduced price.

The new 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.

  • 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

Now available in the Vivado® Design Suite 2017.2

The Vivado® Design Suite HLx Editions 2017.2 is available now with support for Automotive qualified Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC Devices: XAZU2EG & XAZU3EG.

This release also introduces support the following Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Devices: XCZU7EG and XCZU7CG. Production support for Kintex® UltraScale+ XCKU13P and Spartan®-7 XC7S50 is also enabled in this release.

Read about all of this and more in the Vivado 2017.2 release notes.

For latest trends to accelerate your productivity, check out the Vivado HLx Tips and Tricks Page

Learn More about the Vivado HLx Editions New Look and Feel!

Vivado has matured as a product and we have continuously added features. The Vivado HLx Editions 2017.1 release in April featured a new look and feel. Our primary motivation for the change was to improve your user experience.

After reviewing the entire user experience the most significant changes revolve around three main areas; simplifying the icons, standardizing locations, and improving the readability of the tool. We’ve significantly reduced the number of icons in the tool and reuse icons whenever possible. Color has been thoughtfully used to attract your attention to major flow steps or issues that need your attention. All toolbars are now horizontal. Parent tabs are at the top of windows and children tabs are at the bottom.  A new gear icon was added to each window that allows access to its settings. By standardizing toolbars, tabs and settings locations, you should feel comfortable as you navigate the design environment. Finally, the readability has been improved by selecting high contract foreground and background colors. We removed a significant number of borders that have visually cluttered the tool.

To learn more and preview some of the changes, check out the quick take video available here .

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

Download a 30-day Evaluation and get started today!

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   Can be purchased as an option
Accelerating Verification
Vivado Simulator  
Vivado Device Programmer
Vivado Logic Analyzer
Vivado Serial I/O Analyzer
Debug IP (ILA/VIO/IBERT)  
Accelerating High Level Design
Vivado High-Level Synthesis  
Vivado IP Integrator  
System Generator for DSP      

* Can be purchased as an option.

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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

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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.

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