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

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

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

 #setup XILINX_VITIS and XILINX_VIVADO variables 
source <Vitis_install_path>/Vitis/2021.2/
Tip: .csh scripts are also provided.

This sets up the tools for the Vitis embedded software development flow.

To use any platforms you have downloaded as described in Installing Embedded Platforms , 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.


To launch the Vitis software platform from Windows, do one of the following:

  • Launch from a desktop button or Start menu command.
  • From a Windows command shell, use settings64.bat:
    C:> <VITIS_INSTALL_DIR>\VITIS\2021.2\settings64.bat

    And launch: vitis.