Setting Up the Environment to Run the Vitis Software Platform - 2021.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Application Acceleration Development (UG1393)

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To configure the environment to run the Vitis software platform, run the following scripts in a command shell to set up the tools to run in that shell:

#set up XILINX_VITIS and XILINX_VIVADO variables 
source <Vitis_install_path>/Vitis/2021.2/
#set up XILINX_XRT for data center platforms (not required for embedded platforms)
source /opt/xilinx/xrt/
Tip: .csh scripts are also provided.

This sets up the tools for the Vitis application acceleration development flow, the Vitis embedded software development flow, and the AI Engine tools for development on Versal AI Engine devices.

To use any platforms you have downloaded as described in , set the following environment variable to point to the location of the platforms:
export PLATFORM_REPO_PATHS=<path to platforms>

This identifies the location of platform files for the tools, and makes them accessible to your design projects.