The selected boards displayed in the sections before, contain an Xilinx FPGA/SoC. They are supported by the latest development tool version. The tools which are provided by Xilinx are the Vivado Design Suite - HLx Editions. The various editions differ in the scope of functions and supported devices. Most of this editions are not free to use. The Vivado HL WebPACK edition is free to use. It is only necessary to create an free Xilinx account , in order to get a free license. This will be done through the download and installation process. Moreover, the Vivado WebPACK edition supports all functionalities for our boards. It supports the Artix®-7 and the Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC Devices. For more informations please visit the Xilinx website. The following section will guide you through the installation of the free license Vivado HL WebPACK edition.
4.1. Installation Guide
The following istructions were done with Windows 7 and Vivado HLx 2015.4. The installation is equivalent with an Linux operating system. At first download the "Vivado HLx 201x.y: Windows Web Installer" from the Xilinx website as displayed in the following figure. In order to download the installation file you will be asked to login with your free Xilinx user account. Create an account and login. The download will start automatically.
After downloading the Web Installer, start it and follow the instructions below.
Now, the installation will take a few minutes. So it is time for a break and drink coffee.