SoC Design Examples

New SoC hardware designs are available:

  • ARM® + Nios II Hardware Reference Design (AMP Proof of Concept)
  • Cyclone® V or Arria V FPGA PCI Express® (PCIe®) RP design example
  • Cyclone V SoC TSE-mSGDMA design example
  • Cyclone V or Arria V SoC GHRD

SoC EDS v14.0

The SoC EDS v14.0 contains the following additions/improvements:

  • 64 bit support for host tools
    • 64 bit versions of ARM® Development Studio 5 (DS-5TM) and Cygwin, 32 bit hosts are no longer supported
    • Baremetal and Linux ARM gcc toolchains remain at 32 bit
  • Preloader support for HPS clock configuration
  • SD card updater tool for preloader and uboot
  • Updated ARM baremetal gcc toolchain with library support for hard floating point
    • arm-none-eabi-gcc is now arm-altera-eabi-gcc
  • DS-5 has improved support for baremetal development including gcc support
  • Out-of-box improvements
    • DS-5 upgrade to 5.17
    • Cygwin upgrade to 1.7.27
    • Linux Kernel support upgraded to kernel version 3.13
    • DS-5 toolchain extension support
    • DS-5 install directory location is now flexible [windows only]
    • Installer now installs uart2usb and USB-BlasterTM II drivers
    • BSP Editor can be launched outside of embedded command shell
    • Sopc2dts improvements to simplify boardinfo.xml files

Arria 10 and Arria10 SoC devices are supported in a separate ACDS release.


Breakthrough Advantages with Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs

Altera introduced its Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs, offering system developers breakthrough levels of performance and power efficiencies. Generation 10 devices are optimized based on process technology and architecture to deliver the industry's highest performance and highest levels of system integration at the lowest power. Initial Generation 10 families include Arria 10 and Stratix® 10 FPGAs and SoCs with embedded processors. Generation 10 devices leverage the most advanced process technologies in the industry, including Intel's 14 nm Tri-Gate process and TSMC's 20 nm process.

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