Launching Vitis HLS

Vitis High-Level Synthesis User Guide (UG1399)

Document ID
UG1399
ft:locale
English (United States)
Release Date
2021-12-15
Version
2021.2 English

To launch Vitis™ HLS, you must first configure the environment to run the tool as described in Setting Up the Environment. This requires setting the environment variables and paths needed for the tool.

To launch Vitis HLS on a Linux platform, or from the command prompt on Windows, execute the following:
$ vitis_hls
Tip: You can also launch Vitis HLS by double-clicking the application from the Windows desktop.

The Vitis HLS GUI opens as shown in the following figure.

Figure 1. Vitis HLS GUI Welcome Page

Under Project, you have the following options.

Create Project
Launch the project setup wizard to create a new project. Refer to Creating a New Vitis HLS Project for more information.
Open Project
Navigate to an existing project.
Clone Examples
Clone Example projects from GitHub repository to create a local copy for your use. See Tutorials and Examples.

Under Resources, you will find documentation and tutorials to help you work with the tool.

If you have previously launched Vitis HLS to create a project, you can also select from a list of recent projects under Open Recent.