Welcome to our site! EDAboard.com is an international Electronics Discussion Forum focused on EDA software, circuits, schematics, books, theory, papers, asic, pld, 8051, DSP, Network, RF, Analog Design, PCB, Service Manuals... and a whole lot more! To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.
Xilinx ISE (Integrated Software Environment) is a package that contains the suite of programs needed for the entire FPGA development flow. Includes design entry, synthesis, P&R, device programming. Also simulation via modelsim, as an option.
Xilinx EDK (Embedded Development Kit) includes tools for embedded processors supported by Xilinx. They have powerpc cores on some of their high end virtex chips, and the microblaze/picoblase softcore.