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XUP Students


Jump-start your next class project with help from the Xilinx University Program (XUP)! With XUP, students can access online support and free Vivado and ISE WebPACK™ software to begin designing with Xilinx FPGAs. Start today and learn more about our latest technology innovations, and enhance your knowledge of our products and services in or away from the classroom.

Use Vivado WebPack edition to develop designs targeting 7-Series and Zynq FPGA. Use ISE WebPack edition to develop designs targeting Spartan-6, Virtex-6, Virtex-5, Virtex-4, Spartan-3E, and Virtex-2P FPGA.

Benefits to Students

  • Explore design alternatives with free Vivado/ISE WebPACK software
  • Model and implement digital designs with Xilinx FPGAs using the Vivado or ISE tools
  • Access documentation, design examples, and on-demand videos
  • Join technical forums and share your experience



XUP has developed number of workshops using Vivado and ISE Design suite. The lab source files, required to carry out the labs portion of the workshop material, are available to the students.  They can be freely downloaded.

Vivado-based Workshops

Ttile Level Boards Versions
FPGA Design Flow using Vivado Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO, Nexys4/DDR, NexysVideo, Basys3 2014x, 2015x, 2016x
Embedded System Design Flow on Zynq Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO 2013x, 2014x, 2015x
High-Level Synthesis Flow on Zynq Introductory ZedBoard, ZYBO 2014x, 2015x, 2016x

ISE-based Workshops

Title Level Boards Versions
FPGA Design Flow Introductory Atlys, Nexys3, XUPV5, Genesys, S3E Starter Kit 13.x, 12.x
DSP Design Flow Introductory Atlys, XUPV5, S3E Starter Kit 14.x, 13.x, 12.x
Embedded System Design Flow on MicroBlaze Introductory Atlys, Nexys3, XUPV5, Genesys, S3E Starter Kit 14.2, 13.x, 12.x
Course Materials

XUP Developed Learning Materials

Vivado-Based Digital Design using IPI

Vivado-Based Digital Design using HDL

ISE-Based Digital Design using HDL

Learning Materials Available from other Institutions

Coming soon!

Software & Tools

Boards & Kits

Boards used in XUP Workshops
XUP supports an expanded range of hardware development systems using Xilinx technology to complement the classroom theoretical concepts with hands-on learning in the laboratory.


Vivado Design Suite: WebEdition
The Vivado Design Suite WebPACK™ Edition is the FREE version of the revolutionary design suite.  Vivado WebPACK delivers instant access to some basic Vivado features and functionality at no cost. Vivado Design Suite WebPACK Edition supports the Artix™-7 (7A100T, 7A200T), Kintex™-7 (7K70T, 7K160T) and Zynq™-7000 SoC Devices (early access: XC7Z7010, XC7Z7020, XC7Z7030) devices. ​Students can download the WebPack Edition free of charge from here.

ISE Design Suite: WebPack Edition
ISE® WebPACK™ design software is the industry´s only FREE, fully featured front-to-back FPGA design solution for Linux, Windows XP, and Windows 7. ISE WebPACK is the ideal downloadable solution for FPGA and CPLD design offering HDL synthesis and simulation, implementation, device fitting, and JTAG programming. Students can download the WebPack Edition free of charge from here.


Technical Support

Answer Browser
Search for latest, device-specific, or application-specific answer records.

Application Notes
Search for all or area specific application notes

Technical Documentation
Obtain technical documentation on devices, boards, etc.

Support Community
Discuss with your peers on Xilinx-related topics.

Free Videos on You Tube
Access videos on Xilinx technologies without signing in

Short Videos (Requires sign-in)
Access short videos on various topics ranging from fundamental FPGA design to targeted applications.

General Support

Software Licensing
Send an e-mail concerning software licensing.