Welcome to the Xilinx Wiki!

The purpose of the wiki is to provide you with the tools you need to complete projects and tasks which use Xilinx products. We are committed to working with communities to contribute high quality code in our publicly available GIT repositories.

Linux made easy

The PetaLinux Software Development Kit is a complete embedded Linux distribution and development environment that contains everything necessary to build, develop, test and deploy Embedded Linux systems on Xilinx hardware. PetaLinux includes pre-configured binary bootable images, fully customizable Linux for Xilinx devices, tools to automate the configuration, build and deployment process, Board Support Packages and Development Tools (host). For more information, see the PetaLinux wiki pages.

Look at the Getting Started page and the Quick Start Guide.


The Xilinx Linux project is a customized non-commercial Linux distribution catered towards development on Zynq AP SoC and MicroBlaze. Developers new to Linux may wish to consider commercial Linux solutions instead.


MicroBlaze™ is the Xilinx FPGA-based, 32- bit RISC Harvard architecture soft processor. It supports advanced architecture options such as AXI interface, Memory Management Unit (MMU), instruction and data-side cache, configurable pipeline depth and Floating-Point unit (FPU). The soft processor core is included with the Xilinx software tools.

Join the Community: Access our Git servers & Submit Patches

We encourage our customers to share their code; see Create and Submit a Patch to contibute your code. We are working on sending all of the code we develop upstream.You can access the code we develop by visiting our Git server:https://github.com/xilinx which is managed by Git (http://git-scm.com/).
Please help us improve the depth and quality of information on this wiki. We encourage you to add and edit these pages. You may provide us feedback by sending email to wiki-help@xilinx.com

Technical Support

Linux on the Zynq™ All Programmable SoC is supported by Xilinx Technical Support for Xilinx provided customizations. Similarly, "Tech Tips” on the Wiki are supported for the specific configurations and scenarios as provided. Any modifications made are not supported.
All other content, including Open Source Linux on MicroBlaze™ and PowerPC® is not supported through Xilinx Technical Support, and is provided as-is. Please feel free to post your questions on the Xilinx embedded forums .