Run the Installation File - 2021.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing

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Release Date
2021.2 English

Use the installation file you downloaded to install the Vivado development environment.

  1. Run the installation file, which opens the Unified 2021.2 Installer.
  2. Click Next.
  3. Enter your account credentials.
  4. Select Download and Install Now, and then click Next.
  5. Select a product to install.
  6. Select the edition or standalone tool to install.
  7. Customize the installation by choosing the design tools, device families, and installation options. Selecting only what you need helps minimize the download and installation for each product.

    To add to this installation later:

    • For Windows, click the Start menu, and select Xilinx Design Tools > Vivado <version> > Add Design Tools or Devices.
    • For Linux, launch Vivado > Help > Add Design Tools or Devices.
      Note: Tools and devices can also be added from the Xilinx Information Center (XIC).
  8. Read and accept the license agreements.
    • To indicate that you accept the Xilinx Inc. End User License Agreement, click I Agree.
    • To indicate that you accept the Third Party Software End User License Agreement, click I Agree.
  9. After accepting all license agreements, click Next.
  10. Click Next.
  11. Select the installation directory.

    The installation directory path must not contain any spaces.
  12. (Optional) Select shortcut and file association options.
  13. Click Next.

    An Installation Summary window is displayed, describing the following information:

    • Devices
    • Design tools
    • Installation options
    • Installation locations
    • Download locations
    • Disk space requirements
  14. After reviewing the installation summary, click Install.