Vivado® Design Suite delivers a SoC-strength, IP-centric and system-centric, next generation development environment that has been built from the ground up to address the productivity bottlenecks in system-level integration and implementation. It comes in three editions:

  • Vivado HL WebPack Edition
  • Vivado HL Design Edition
  • Vivado HL System Edition

The capabilities, limitations, and system requirements for the above editions can be found here.

Students can download the HL WebPack Edition free of charge from here and use on their own machine. Professors and researchers can also download the HL WebPack Edition to get acquainted with the suite. The HL WebPack Edition does not require license file and may be installed on multiple machines. During the HL WebPack Edition installation, cancel the installation process at the license file generation step. For teaching and research purpose, HL Design Edition or HL System Edition is often needed by professors and researchers. Xilinx University Program offers the full HL System Edition for purchase or donation. The HL Design Edition is NOT currently offered in the Xilinx University Program.


XUP has developed a number of workshops using Vivado Design suite. These workshops are typically two days long. All workshop materials are in English and consist of presentation slides and lab documents.  

Professors can access the source documents and freely use the presentation material in their classroom for teaching purpose. They can modify, exclude the irrelevant slides they find to their course objectives, and add their own supplementary material.   Thus they can extend the usability to a semester or quarter long period.

The lab source files are available for the students to carry out the labs.  Lab solutions are only available to the professors.

Tile Level Boards Versions
FPGA Design Flow using Vivado Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO, Nexys4/DDR, NexysVideo, Basys3, PYNQ-Z1, PYNQ-Z2 2018x, 2016x, 2015x
Embedded System Design Flow on Zynq Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO, PYNQ-Z1, PYNQ-Z2 2018x, 2015x, 2014x
High-Level Synthesis Flow on Zynq Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO, PYNQ-Z1, PYNQ-Z2 2018x, 2017x, 2016x
System Design on Zynq using SDSoC Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO,  PYNQ-Z1, PYNQ-Z2 2018x, 2017x, 2016x
Advanced Embedded System Design on Zynq Intermediate ZedBoard, ZYBO, PYNQ-Z1, PYNQ-Z2 2018x, 2017x, 2016x
Embedded Linux on Zynq  (Archived) Intermediate ZedBoard, ZYBO 2015x, 2014x, 2013x
System Design Flow on Zynq (Archived) Intermediate ZedBoard, ZYBO 2015x, 2014x, 2013x
Partial Reconfiguration Flow on Zynq Intermediate ZedBoard, ZYBO 2016x, 2015x, 2014x
Course Materials

XUP Developed Teaching Material

Teaching Material Developed at Other Institutions

Coming Soon!

Boards & Kits

A number of boards and kits are available which can be targeted using Vivado Design Suite.

Boards used in XUP workshops:

Xilinx development boards:

Board Partners