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Compact Vitis for Acceleration

Freiburg / Munich / Frankfurt

Sequential processing or data path speed is a bottleneck in many high-end systems based on CPUs whereas FPGAs provide massive parallel data processing along with optimized data path. A system with CPU and FPGA combination would be an ideal solution by utilizing best of both worlds. But FPGA development is more complex and often hard to achieve time-to-market requirements. Xilinx developed a hard- and software-based ecosystem to utilize FPGAs as an application specific processing element along with CPU. Xilinx’ new unified software environment, called VITIS, offers the capabilities to translate CPU code into such FPGA kernels. With these techniques FPGA based development is streamlined by staying in high level programming languages and using OpenCL API for application offloading and data path acceleration. In this course, you will learn how to develop, debug and profile new or existing C/C++ and RTL applications with VITIS targeting both data center (DC) and embedded applications. You will also learn how to run designs on the XILINX ALVEO accelerator board.

The course is focused on:

  • Building a software application using the OpenCL™ API to run hardware kernels on Alveo accelerator cards
  • Building a software application using the OpenCL API and the Linux-based Xilinx runtime (XRT) to schedule the hardware kernels and control data movement on an embedded processor platform
  • Demonstrating the Vitis environment GUI flow and makefile flow for both DC and embedded applications
  • Describing the Vitis platform execution model and XRT
  • Describing kernel development using C/C++ and RTL
  • Utilizing the Vitis analyzer tool to analyze reports
  • Explaining the design methodology to optimize a design

usable technology

Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards

Xilinx SoCs und ACAPs


Basic knowledge of FPGA architectures

Comfort with the C/C++ programming language

Software development flow


28.07.2020 in Freiburg
15.09.2020 in Munich
17.11.2020 in Frankfurt

Duration and Cost

Duartion in days: 3Costs:: € 2.100,00 netto per participant incl. documents


Michael Schwarz

Michael Schwarz

+49 (0) 7664 91313-15


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