Vitis Unified Software Platform Overview - 2022.1 English

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

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2022.1 English

The Vitis™ unified software platform is a new tool that combines all aspects of Xilinx® software development into one unified environment. The Vitis software platform supports both the Vitis embedded software development flow, for Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK) users looking to move into the next generation technology, and the Vitis application acceleration development flow, for software developers looking to use the latest in Xilinx FPGA-based software acceleration. This document discusses the embedded software development flow and use of Vitis core development kit.

The Vitis integrated design environment (IDE) is part of the Vitis unified software platform. The Vitis IDE is designed to be used for the development of embedded software applications targeted towards Xilinx® embedded processors. The Vitis IDE works with hardware designs created with Vivado® Design Suite. The Vitis IDE is based on the Eclipse open source standard. The features for software developers include:

  • Feature-rich C/C++ code editor and compilation environment
  • Project management
  • Application build configuration and automatic Makefile generation
  • Error navigation
  • Integrated environment for seamless debugging and profiling of embedded targets
  • Source code version control
  • System-level performance analysis
  • Focused special tools to configure FPGA
  • Bootable image creation
  • Flash programming
  • Script-based command-line tool