Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform

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Xilinx Vitis is a unified software platform enabling a broad range of developers, including software engineers and AI scientists, to accelerate application through adaptable hardware. The Vitis platform includes:

  • Comprehensive core development kit to seamlessly build accelerated applications
  • Rich set of hardware-accelerated open-source libraries optimized for Xilinx hardware platforms
  • Plug-in domain-specific development environments enabling development directly in familiar, higher-level frameworks
  • A Growing ecosystem of hardware-accelerated partner libraries and pre-built applications

Note: Vitis includes functionality that was previously available in Xilinx SDAccel and SDSoC. These products are no longer updated by Xilinx.

Vitis is separate to the Vivado® Design Suite, which is still supported for those who want to program using hardware code, but Vitis can also boost the productivity of hardware developers by packaging hardware modules as software-callable functions. The Vitis installer also installs Vivado.

  • Technical Details
  • What You Get
  • Licensing Requirements or Restrictions
Software Version 2019.2
Operating System
  • Windows 10 (1809 Update, 1903 Pre-release)
  • Linux (Ubuntu 16.05.4 LTS, 16.04.6 LTS, 180.04.1 LTS, 19.02.2 LTS; CentOS/RHEL 7.4., 7.5, 7.6)
Bit Level 64-bit
  • Faculty: receives a pass that allows you, your students and your research staff to access Xilinx Vitis Unified Software Platform.
  • One pass allows only one user at a time, to access a shared license pool.
  • You can purchase multiple passes to support simultaneous users within your group.
  • Access for one year
  • The use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Access to the software license keys is limited to clients, their graduate students and research staff.
  • A subscriber from any NDN university is authorized to access this product.

For more information, contact the Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or

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