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Registered: ‎10-06-2016

Embedded Development Tools - Useful Resources



  1. Embedded Development Tools guidelines
  2. Vitis Help Documentation
  3. SDK Help Documentation
  4. SDK/Vitis Getting Started
  5. Vitis Known Issues
  6. SDK Release Notes and Known Issues
  7. Design Assistant Content

Board Guidelines


Xilinx provides the Embedded Development Tools discussion board as a service to the community members, to help them exchange ideas, tips, information, and techniques related to Xilinx products. Like any community, they are most valuable when everyone obeys certain basic guidelines and rules. These guidelines and rules are presented here so that you know what is expected of you and what you can expect from other participants when using the Xilinx User Community and the Embedded Development Tools Board.

  1. Read and follow the Xilinx Community Guidelines
  2. Before you post a question:
  3. Do not post the same question on multiple forums. Note that duplicated topic might be deleted by moderators
  4. Do not post a question on someone else's topic. Create a new topic if you have an issue. It might not be the same issue
  5. Follow the recommendations for creating a new topic
  6. Do not use words like "Urgent" or "Important" in the title. You won't get any priority over an other member. Note that moderator might edit you post in such case
  7. Everyone can give Kudos, please feel free to give Kudos to users if you want to thanks them for helping you and you find their reply useful. Also use kudos if a post helped you even if it was not on one of your topics
  8. When the topic or question is fixed, please click Accept As a Solution

Vitis Help Documentation


Xilinx Vitis includes an HTML based documentation that can be found in the following website or from Vitis Documentation option within the Help menu. The documentation includes the different flows supported by the unified software development tool so the embedded flow can be found in the following section. The document describes all the major features included within the software with examples and screenshots.


SDK Help Documentation


Xilinx SDK includes a built-in documentation feature accessible from Help Contents option within Help menu. The same information is also accessible from the website as well. Using Xilinx SDK document describes all the major features included within the software with examples and screenshots.

Screenshot_2018-11-26 Using Xilinx SDK.png

Note: Please report any issue or unclear information within the documentation in a new forum post.

SDK/Vitis Getting Started


The most common entry point for SDK/Vitis Embedded is through an embedded system design for Xilinx SoC devices. Therefore the getting started guides for the tools are referred as embedded design tutorial within Xilinx documentation. The documents cover either SDK or Vitis depending on the release of the tool selected.

  • UG1165 - Zynq-7000 SoC: Embedded Design Tutorial
  • UG1209 - Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC: Embedded Design Tutorial

Vitis Known Issues


Vitis known issues are posted in the Xilinx website as Answer Records.

AR#72773 2019.X Known issues
AR#73646 2020.1 Known issues


SDK Release Notes and Known Issues


Xilinx SDK release notes and known issues are posted in the Xilinx website and includes references to the new features included within the tool and a collection of known issues for each single release.

Screenshot_2018-11-26 AR# 69697 SDK - Release Notes and Known Issues.png

Design Assistant Content


Xilinx SDK design assistant content is a collection of answer records documenting the most common error messages (not tool bugs), recommendations and "how to"s. The links are also grouped within topics (system debugger, toolchain...) to make it easier to find the most relevant ones. Most of the articles are also applicable to Vitis.

Screenshot_2018-11-26 AR# 66297 SDK - Design Assistant.png

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Don’t forget to reply, kudo, and accept as solution.
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