Vitis Development Options

6 steps to setup and accelerate your application using Vitis Unified Software Platform:

Develop Using Vitis in the Cloud

Develop accelerated applications with the Vitis Unified Software Platform in the Cloud – No local software installations or upfront purchase of hardware platforms necessary (pay-as-you-go). Log in and get started right away.

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Access Vitis Tools using the FPGA Developer AMI, on AWS Marketplace. This AMI (Amazon Machine Instance) includes everything you need to develop, simulate, debug, and compile your accelerated algorithms on F1 instances – no local software setups required.

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Note: Alveo Target Platforms for 2020.1 are compatible with Vitis tools 2020.2


Beginner Resources 

Introductory Webinar

In this webinar, learn about the Vitis environment and how it enables the development of embedded software and accelerated applications on Xilinx platforms.

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Introductory Training

Access free comprehensive Vitis training courses when you sign up for the Xilinx Developer Program

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Introductory Tutorial

An overview of the Vitis workflow including kernel development, host software creation, emulation, implementation, and analysis. See how Vitis unifies software, acceleration, and ML development under a single development platform.

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Additional Resources


The Vitis™ unified software platform documentation provides support for using Vitis for each of the two software development flows: Application acceleration development and Embedded software development.

Vitis Documentation 


The Vitis In-Depth Tutorials take users through the design methodology and programming model for deploying accelerated applications on all Xilinx platforms.

Technical Videos

Watch various videos such as quick-take product introductions, tutorial walk-throughs and demos.  

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Curated articles from industry experts for all things Vitis 
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Take a Vitis Training Course (On-Demand, Virtual, or Classroom)

Free Vitis Training Courses

Access free Vitis training course when you sign up for the Developer Program

Courses included:
Introduction to the Vitis™ Unified Software Platform
Vitis IDE Tool Overview
Vitis Command Line Flow
Vitis Accelerated Libraries
Creating a Vitis Embedded Acceleration Platform (Edge)

On-demand Webinars

View on-demand webinars on Vitis AI

Developer YouTube Channel 

Access developer to developer videos, recorded tips, design, walkthroughs, Q&A, and training

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