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Virtex.-7 2000T device Xilinx is a leading provider of FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) devices, and provide a comprehensive suite of development tools for FPGA design and development.

The latest Xilinx Xirtex-7 devices (pictured right), are built on a 28nm process and provide up to 2M logic cells, integrated Block RAM, dedicated DSP blocks, multiple gigabit transceivers, x8 PCIe.
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Xilinx Vivado Design Suite: System Edtion and ISE System Edition can be downloaded directly from the Xilinx website:
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Vivado HLx System Edition

VivadoVivado HLx: System Edition (pictured right) is a complete redesign of the Xilinx tool suite. 
Vivado was developed from the ground up to improve performance and usability, in particular for large modern FPGA designs. Vivado supports the Series 7 Xilinx devices (Virtex, Kintex, Artix) and beyond. 
Vivado is recommended for new designs using these devices. 

Also included is the Vivado HLS tool, which provides high level synthesis from C/C++/SystemC for series 7 Xilinx devices.

Xilinx ISE Design Suite will continue to be available alongside Vivado to provide support for series 7 devices and older Xilinx devices (Virtex-6, Virtex-5, Virtex-4, Spartan-6, Spartan-3), but will not support the next generation of Xilinx devices. It is expected that ISE will be updated in parallel with Vivado until mid-2013, when ISE will be phased out.

Users requiring support for older Xilinx devices can continue to use ISE indefinitely with current Europractice licenses.

Existing Europractice licenses support both Vivado Design Suite: System Edtion (2012.2 and later) and ISE 14

Vivado HLx System Edition

Vivado is an Integrated Development Environment for Xilinx FPGA design. It supports core functionality including Simulation, Synthesis, Place and Route, and adds additional tools and features including Vivado High Level Synthesis, Power Optimization, ECO, and supports an incremental flow. Vivado also includes DSP development tools, Vivado in circuit logic analyser (ILA) and a software development environment that supports both the ARM processors in Zynq devices and Microblaze.

Vivado HLS Previously known as AutoESL, Vivado HLS is a High Level Synthesis tool, allowing synthesis of C/C++/SystemC to RTL.
Hardware Debug Vivado ILA allows on-chip debug by providing visibility of internal FPGA signals, including embedded processor buses, for real time verification of FPGA designs. 
IBERT allows Bit Error Rate Testing of integrated transceivers to a greater precision than using external scopes.
SDK SDK is a development environment for hardware/software co-design based around the ARM and MicroBlaze processor cores. A license for the 32-Bit MicroBlaze soft IP is also included as part of this package, which can be used with all Xilinx FPGA families.
System Generator for DSP System Generator enables designers to develop high-performance DSP systems for Xilinx FPGAs using MATLAB and Simulink. System Generator, through Simulink, provides a graphical modelling environment for generation of bit-accurate models of FPGA circuits, and automatically generates synthesizable Hardware Description Language (HDL) code. A library of IP for use in Simulink is included with System Generator.

Xilinx ISE System Edition package

ISE System Edition contains a complete suite of FPGA development tools comprising design capture, synthesis, verification and implementation. It includes PlanAhead for IO pin planning, floor planning and design analysis, ChipScope Pro for on-chip debug, EDK and SDK for Embedded development, and System Generator, allowing generation of RTL from DSP designs using MATLAB and Simulink.


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How to Order

Detailed instructions on how to place an order are given in our Order Procedures. Xilinx license orders from Academic Institutes are not subject to the 25th day of the month order deadline that most other Europractice orders are. Xilinx Research Laboratory license orders are subject to the 25th day of the month deadline.





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