Installing the Vitis Software Platform - 2023.2 English

Vitis Unified Software Platform Documentation: Application Acceleration Development (UG1393)

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Ensure your system meets all requirements described in Installation Requirements.
Tip: To reduce installation time, disable anti-virus software and close all open programs that are not needed.
  1. Go to the AMD Adaptive Computing Downloads Website.
  2. Download the installer for your operating system.
  3. Run the installer, xsetup, or xsetup.exe, which opens the Welcome page. Extract the installer package.
  4. Click Next to open the Select Install Type page of the Installer.
  5. If installing with the web installer, enter your AMD user account credentials, and select Download and Install Now (only needed by web installer).
  6. Click Next to open the Accept License Agreements page of the Installer.
  7. Accept the terms and conditions by clicking each I Agree check box.
  8. Click Next to open the Select Product to Install page of the Installer.
  9. Select Vitis and click Next to open the Vitis Unified Software Platform page of the Installer.
  10. Customize your installation by selecting design tools and devices (optional).

    The default Design Tools selections are for standard Vitis Unified Software Platform installations, and include Vitis, Vivado, and Vitis HLS. You do not need to separately install Vivado tools. You can also install Model Composer and System Generator if needed.

    You can enable Vitis IP Cache to install cache files for example designs found in the release. This is not required, but when selected, the files are installed at <installdir>/Vitis/<release>/data/cache/xilinx.

    The default Devices selections are for devices used on standard acceleration platforms supported by the Vitis tools. You can disable some devices that might not be of interest in your installation.

    Important: Do not deselect the following option. It is required for installation.
    • Devices > Install devices for Alveo and Edge acceleration platforms
  11. Click Next to open the Accept License Agreements page of the Installer and accept as appropriate.
  12. Click Next to open the Select Destination Directory page of the Installer.
  13. Specify the installation directory, review the location summary, review the disk space required to insure there is enough space, and click Next to open the Installation Summary page of the Installer.
  14. Click Install to begin the installation of the software.

After a successful installation of the full Vitis unified software, a confirmation message is displayed, with a prompt to run the script.

  1. Locate the script at: <install_dir>/Vitis/<release>/scripts/, where <install_dir> is the location of your installation, and <release> is the installation version.
  2. Run the script using sudo privileges as follows:

The command installs a number of necessary packages for the Vitis tools based on the OS of your system.

Important: Pay attention to any messages returned by the script. You might need to install any missing packages manually. For example, if your installation of Linux does not include the zip command-line utility, you need to manually install it. The utility is required by some of the Vitis tools and the script does not install it for you.