Install Xilinx Tools

The Xilinx tools provide all required tool chains to compile and link applications for Xilinx supported platforms, create and configure hardware designs and creating bitstreams.
Installing Xilinx Tools is a part of Xilinx design flow described in Getting Started.

Table of Contents

Xilinx Vivado and PetaLinux Tools

Download the PetaLinux tools
Download the Xilinx Vivado tools suite.
Download the Vitis Unified Software Platform

Output Files Produced

  • Installation of Xilinx tools on user's local computer

Task Description

The complete hardware/software work flow for Xilinx devices relies on a number of Xilinx-provided tools. These tools are available as download for Linux and Windows based systems. Please, follow the installer to install the tools on your system. Note that the Xilinx SDK tools must also be installed for embedded linux applications.

Platform specific hints & tips

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86_64 users may run into issues related to missing dependencies when installing the Xilinx tools. This release of Ubuntu lacks some needed 32-bit libraries which need to be installed. This can be done by executing

bash$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and later, set up the 32-bit repositories using the command below and then install 32-bit packages by including the :i386 suffix to the package name.

bash$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs

Setting Up the Tools

Many software items, such as Linux, use the environment variable CROSS_COMPILE, to invoke the cross compiler that is used to build it (SDK must be installed). Also the $PATH environment variable has to be extended to find the newly installed tools.
bash$ export CROSS_COMPILE=<x-tool prefix>
bash$ source <Xilinx Tools installation directory>/ISE_DS/ # use on 32-bit operating systems

The Xilinx tools provide the following cross toolchains:
Target Architecturex-tool prefix
Zynq-7000 (CodeSourcery - soft float)arm-xilinx-linux-gnueabi-
Zynq-7000 (Linaro - hard float)arm-linux-gnueabihf-
Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC (ZynqMP) / Versalaarch64-linux-gnu-
Microblaze little endianmicroblazeel-xilinx-linux-gnu-
Microblaze big endianmicroblaze-xilinx-linux-gnu-

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