Vitis Libraries - 2024.1 English

Vitis Libraries

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2024.1 English

The AMD Vitis™ unified software development platform includes an extensive set of open-source, performance-optimized libraries that offer out-of-the-box acceleration with minimal to zero-code changes to your existing applications.

Introducing AI Engine enabled libraries

Introducing AI Engine™ Enabled Libraries! AMD is adding AI Engine™ enabled functions to the Vitis Accelerated Libraries.

AI Engines, found in the Versal AI Core devices, provide up to five times higher compute density for vector-based algorithms. Adaptable Engines provide flexible custom compute and data movement. Scalar Engines provide complex software support.

The following libraries have AI Engine™ additions:

  • Vitis DSP Library (from 2021.2)
  • Vitis Vision Library (from 2021.2)
  • Vitis Solver Library (from 2022.1)
  • Vitis Ultrasound Library (from 2022.2)

AI Engine™ code for can be found under the aie directories under the L1 for AIE only functions, and under L2 for functions that are comprised of both AIE and programmable logic (PL) code. L2 is only opened as a user entry to design the graphs, which can be facilitated with Vitis modes of command line and GUI; meanwhile, you can combine the usage of Vitis Model Composer and MATLAB SIMULINK to design blocks.

Comprehensive Set of Domain-Specific Accelerated Libraries

Comprehensive Set of Domain-Specific Accelerated Libraries

Access a broad range of pre-optimized libraries that you can call as a software API to bring plug-and-play acceleration in your application or customize to design your own accelerator for AMD platforms across edge to cloud.

  • Common Vitis accelerated-libraries for Math, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and digital signal processing (DSP) offer a set of core functionality for a wide range of diverse applications.
  • Domain-specific Vitis accelerated libraries offer out-of-the-box acceleration for workloads like Vision and Image Processing, Quantitative Finance, Database and Data Analytics, Data Compression, and this list continues to expand with every release.
  • Leverage the rich, growing ecosystem of partner-accelerated libraries, framework plug-ins, and accelerated applications to hit the ground running and accelerate your path to production.

Use in Familiar Programming Languages

Use in Familiar Programming Languages

Use Vitis accelerated-libraries in commonly-used programming languages that you know like C, C++, and Python. Leverage AMD platforms as an enabler in your applications. Work at an application level and focus your core competencies on solving challenging problems in your domain, accelerate time to insight, and innovate.

Whether you want to accelerate portions of your existing x86 host application code or want to develop accelerators for deployment on AMD embedded platforms, calling a Vitis accelerated-library API or kernel in your code offers the same level of abstraction as any software library.

Scalable and Flexible

Scalable and Flexible

Vitis accelerated-libraries are accessible to all developers through GitHub and scalable across all AMD platforms. Develop your applications using these optimized libraries and seamlessly deploy across AMD-Xilinx platforms at the edge, on-premise or in the cloud without having to reimplement your accelerated application.

For rapid prototyping and quick evaluation of the benefits AMD can bring to your applications, you can use them as plug-and-play accelerators, called directly as an API in the user application for several workloads like Computer Vision and Image Processing, Quantitative Finance, Database, and Data Analytics among others.

Scalable and Flexible

To design custom accelerators for your application, use Vitis library functions as optimized algorithmic building blocks, modify them to suit your specific needs, or use them as a reference to completely design your own. Choose the flexibility you need!

Combine domain-specific Vitis libraries with pre-optimized deep learning models from the Vitis AI library or the Vitis AI development kit to accelerate your whole application and meet the overall system-level functionality and performance goals.