Documentation Navigator - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Getting Started

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You can view the Xilinx tool and hardware documentation in the Xilinx Documentation Navigator (DocNav) or on the Xilinx website. DocNav is integrated with the Vivado Design Suite. It provides an environment to access and manage the entire set of Xilinx documentation for hardware and software products, training, and support materials.

To open the Documentation Navigator:

  • In the Vivado IDE, select any documentation link on the Getting Started page or in the Help menu.
  • On Windows, select Start > All Programs > Xilinx Design Tools > DocNav.
    Note: You can also double-click the DocNav shortcut icon on your desktop
  • At the Linux command prompt, enter docnav

Features of the Documentation Navigator include:

Displays all available Xilinx software and hardware documents, QuickTake videos, Design Advisories, and Application Notes.
Allows you to view documentation by specific document types, specific devices, or other relevant categories.
Enables you to find documentation based on the specified search terms. The search capability works for documentation both in the local repository and on the Xilinx website.
Design Hubs
Provides quick access to documentation, training, and information for specific design tasks.
UltraFastâ„¢ Design Methodology Checklist
Perform the Checklist on your design to ensure Xilinx recommended design practices are followed for the best user experience and design performance.
Quick Download
Documentation Navigator manages downloading Xilinx documentation to your local desktop.
Documentation Update
Documentation Navigator monitors and indicates when documents are updated on the Xilinx website.