Vivado release delivers dynamic reconfiguration technology
Vivado release delivers dynamic reconfiguration technology: Vivado release delivers dynamic reconfiguration technology Xilinx’s Vivado 2017.1 HLx Design and System Editions now include Partial Reconfiguration.
Xilinx announced the 2017.1 release of the Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions, with broad availability of Partial Reconfiguration technology, which enables dynamic field updates and increased systems integration in a broad range of applications such as wired and wireless networking, test and measurement, aerospace and defence, automotive, and data centres.
Xilinx Partial Reconfiguration technology allows designers to change functionality on the fly, eliminating the need to reconfigure and re-establish links, dramatically enhancing the flexibility of All Programmable devices. System upgradeability and reliability are enhanced by providing the ability to update feature sets in deployed systems, fix bugs, and migrate to new standards, while critical functions remain active.
The use of Partial Reconfiguration in Xilinx devices allowed the company to optimisse the size of the FPGA, and provide flexibility to maintain system connectivity while independently reconfiguring multiple ports in the design.
Partial Reconfiguration technology enables dynamic configurability by swapping portions of the design while the rest remains operational, requiring zero downtime and little impact to cost or development time.
“Partial Reconfiguration of FPGAs is a key element in Keysight’s toolbox for creating the next generation of test and measurement solutions,” says Tom Vandeplas, senior researcher, Keysight Laboratories, Keysight Technologies. “Partial Reconfiguration enables us to manage the ever increasing need for flexibility and complexity of test systems,” he adds.
The Vivado Design Suite HLx Editions 2017.1 release is now available for download. Partial Reconfiguration functionality is now included at no additional cost with the Vivado HL Design Edition and HL System Edition. In-warranty users can regenerate their licenses to gain access to this feature. Partial Reconfiguration is available for Vivado WebPACK Edition at a reduced price. To learn more visit
Xilinx provides All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs and 3D ICs. It also enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G wireless, embedded vision, and industrial Internet of Things (IoT).