Vitis™ High Level Synthesis


2 days - 14 hours


  • After completing this training, you will have the necessary skills to:
    • 1 - Describe the high-level synthesis flow, use the Vitis HLS tool for a first project and identify the importance of the test bench
    • 2 - Use directives to improve performance and area and select RTL interfaces
    • 3 - Identify common coding pitfalls as well as methods for improving code for RTL/hardware
    • 4 - Perform system-level integration of IP generated by the Vitis HLS tool


  • C or C++ knowledge
  • Basic knowledge FPGAs architectures

Concerned public

  • Technicians and Engineers in Digital Electronics
  • All our training courses are given at a distance and are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Our partner AGEFIPH accompanies us to implement the necessary adaptations related to your disability.
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  • Release date: 03/08/2023


Objective 1

  • Introduction to High-Level Synthesis {Lecture}
  • Vitis HLS Tool Flow {Lecture, Lab}
  • Vitis HLS Tool Command Line Interface {Lecture, Lab}
  • Introduction to HLS UltraFast Design Methodology {Lecture}

Objective 2

  • Design Exploration with Directives {Lecture}
  • Introduction to I/O Interfaces {Lecture}
  • Block-Level I/O Protocols {Lecture, Lab}
  • Port-Level I/O Protocols {Lecture, Lab}
  • Port-Level I/O Protocols: AXI4 Interfaces {Lecture}
  • Port-Level I/O Protocols: Memory Interfaces {Lecture, Lab}
  • Pipeline for Performance: PIPELINE {Lecture, Lab}

Objective 2

  • Pipeline for Performance: DATAFLOW {Lecture, Lab}
  • Optimizing Structures for Performance {Lecture, Lab}

Objective 3

  • Vitis HLS Tool Default Behavior: Latency {Lecture}
  • Reducing Latency {Lecture}
  • Improving Area and Resource Utilization {Lecture, Lab}
  • Vitis HLS Tool C Libraries: Arbitrary Precision {Lecture, Lab}
  • Hardware Modeling {Lecture}
  • Using Pointers in the Vitis HLS Tool {Lecture}

Objective 4

  • HLS Design Flow – System Integration {Lecture, Lab}

Teaching Methods

  • Inter-company online training :
    • Presentation by Webex by Cisco
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    • Provision of course material in PDF format
    • Labs on Cloud PC by RealVNC
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Methods of monitoring and assessment of results

  • Attendance sheet
  • Evaluation questionnaire
  • Evaluation sheet on:
    • Technical questionnaire
    • Result of the Practical Works
    • Validation of Objectives
  • Presentation of a certificate with assessment of prior learning


  • Authorized Trainer Provider AMD : Engineer Electronics and Telecommunications ENSIL
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    • Expert AMD SoC & MPSoC - Language C/C++ - System Design
    • Expert DSP & AMD RFSoC – HLS - Matlab - Design DSP RF
    • Expert AMD Versal – AI Engines – Heteregenous System Architect

PC Recommended

  • Software Configuration :
  • Hardware configuration:
    • Recent computer (i5 or i7)
    • OS Linux 64-bits (Windows 10 compatible)
    • At least 16GB RAM
    • Display resolution recommended 1920x1080


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