Developing AI Inference Solutions with the Vitis AI Platform

This course describes how to use the Vitis AI development platform in conjunction with DNN algorithms, models, inference and training, and frameworks on cloud and edge computing platforms.

Skills Gained

After completing this comprehensive training, you will know how to:

  • Describe Xilinx machine learning solutions with the Vitis AI development platform and environment
  • Describe the supported frameworks, network modes, and pre-trained models for cloud and edge applications
  • Utilize DNN algorithms, models, inference and training, and frameworks on cloud and edge computing platforms
  • Use the Vitis AI quantizer and AI compiler to optimize a trained model
  • Use the architectural features of the DPU processing engine to optimize a model for an edge application
  • Identify the high-level libraries and APIs that come with the Xilinx Vitis AI Library
  • Create a custom hardware overlay based on application requirements
  • Create a custom application using a custom hardware overlay and deploy the design

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Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction to the Vitis AI Development Environment {Lecture}
  • Overview of ML Concepts {Lecture}
  • Frameworks Supported by the Vitis AI Development Environment {Lecture}
  • Setting Up the Vitis AI Development Environment {Demo}
  • AI Optimizer {Lecture}
  • AI Quantizer and AI Compiler {Lecture, Lab}
  • AI Profiler and AI Debugger {Lecture}
  • Introduction to the Deep Learning Processor Unit (DPU) {Lecture}
  • DPUCADX8G Architecture Overview {Lecture}
  • DPUCZDX8G Architecture Overview {Lecture}

Day 2

  • Vitis AI Library {Lecture, Labs}
  • Creating a Custom Hardware Platform with the DPU Using the Vivado Design Suite Flow (Edge) {Lab}
  • Creating a DPU Kernel Using the Vitis Environment Flow (Edge) {Lab}
  • Creating a Vitis Embedded Acceleration Platform (Edge) {Lecture}
  • Creating a Custom Application (Edge) {Lab}

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Education Investment Options

Standard Registration
Standard Registration
18 Training Credits
Advanced Registration
Advanced Registration
16 Training Credits
Basic Follow-on Coaching
Comprehensive Follow-on Coaching

  • To qualify for the Advanced Registration Price, full payment must be received 21 days prior to the first day of class.
  • Basic follow-on coaching includes 2 hours (max 2 calls)
  • Comprehensive follow-on coaching includes 10 hours (max 5 calls)
  • Follow-on Coaching must be purchased at time of registration.


Training Duration:

2 Days

Who should attend:

Software and hardware developers, AI/ML engineers, data scientists, and anyone who needs to accelerate their software applications using Xilinx devices


  • Basic knowledge of machine learning concepts
  • Deep learning frameworks (such as TensorFlow, Pytorch, and Caffe)
  • Comfort with the C/C++/Python programming language
  • Software development flow

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