Xilinx unveils open source FPGA platform
The Vitis unified software platform from FPGA vendor Xilinx is the result of five-year project to create software development tools using familiar languages like C++ and Python to develop a wide range of applications for its reprogrammable chip.
The beauty of FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) is their configurable, adaptable nature. That’s also what makes programming them a king-sized challenge. They’re difficult to work with for an unskilled programmer who is not well versed in hardware, and they often require esoteric languages.