Installation Requirements - 2021.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Embedded Software Development (UG1400)

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2021.2 English

The Vitis™ software platform consists of an integrated design environment (IDE) for interactive project development, and command-line tools for scripted or manual application development. The Vitis software platform also includes the Vivado® Design Suite for implementing the kernel on the target device, and for developing custom hardware platforms.

Some requirements listed here are only required for software acceleration features, but not for embedded software development features. Xilinx recommends installing all the required packages to have the best experience with the Vitis software platform.

To install and run on a computer, your system must meet the following minimum requirements.

Table 1. Embedded Software Development Flow Minimum System Requirements
Component Requirement

(Build Machine OS)

Operating System

Linux, 64-bit:

  • CentOS/RHEL 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3
  • RHEL 8.4
  • Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS,16.04.6 LTS, 18.04.1 LTS, 18.04.2 LTS, 18.04.3 LTS, 18.04.4 LTS, 18.04.5 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 20.04.1 LTS, 20.04.2 LTS
    Note: For Ubuntu, additional library installation is required.
  • Amazon Linux 2 AL2 LTS
  • SUSE Enterprise Linux 12.4, 15.2
Windows 10, 64-bit:
  • Professional and Enterprise versions 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004
System Memory 32 GB (64 GB is recommended)
Internet Connection Required for downloading drivers and utilities.
Hard disk space 100 GB