Vitis is a new unified software platform by Xilinx -- a "leader in adaptive and intelligent computing." The launch is exciting because it makes adaptable hardware accessible to a broad new range of developers, facilitating the grounds for optimal usability and interdisciplinary engagement.
The unified software platform is a bridge for Xilinx's hardware architecture as it tailors it seamlessly to the software or algorithmic code. Thus, it enables users to adapt hardware architecture to applications without the necessity of new silicon or high-level hardware expertise.
While the first layer of Vitis boasts "a board and preprogrammed I/O," its core development kit features tools such as compilers, analyzers, and debuggers, as well as the open-source Xilinx runtime library that ensures the efficient management of data across different domains, including subsystems and external hosts.
The tools provided by the unified software platform are specifically designed to also integrate with industry-standard build systems and other mainstream developer-focused environments.