Download SoC EDS

Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) is available in two editions: Standard Edition and Pro Edition.

Both Editions include ARM* Development Studio 5 (DS-5*) Intel SoC FPGA Edition (license-managed). Please refer to the comparison chart below to compare both versions. After downloading the software, follow the corresponding guide in License Activation to activate your license.

Embedded Development Suite

Standard Edition

(includes  ARM DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition)

*Limited Version DS-5 (Free License) and Fully Featured DS-5 (Paid License)

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Embedded Development Suite

Pro Edition

(includes ARM DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition)

*Limited Version DS-5 (Free License) and Full Featured DS-5 (Paid License)

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Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

KEY FEATURES AVAILABILITY
Standard Pro
Free License Paid License Free License Paid License
Supported Device Families Cyclone® V SoC        
Arria® V SoC        
Intel Arria 10 SoC        
Intel Stratix® 10 SoC     coming soon coming soon
DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition Features Linux* application debugging over Ethernet        

Debugging over Intel FPGA Download Cable II

  • Board bring-up
  • Device driver development
  • Operating system (OS) porting
  • Bare-metal programming
  • ARM CoreSight* trace support
       

Debugging over DSTREAM

  • Board bring-up
  • Device driver development
  • OS porting
  • Bare-metal programming
  • ARM CoreSight trace support
       

FPGA-adaptive debugging

  • Auto peripheral register discovery
  • Cross-triggering between CPU and FPGA domains
  • ARM CoreSight trace supportvc
  • Access to System Trace Module (STM) events
       
Streamline Performance Analyzer support Limited   Limited  
Compiler Tools Linaro Compiler        
Sourcery CodeBench Lite ARM EABI GCC        
ARM Compiler 5 (included in the DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition)        
ARM Compiler 6 (included in the DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition)        
Libraries Hardware Libraries (HWLIBs)        
Other Tools Intel Quartus® Prime Programmer        
Signal Tap Logic Analyzer        
Altera Boot Disk Utility        
Device Tree Generator        
Design Examples Golden Hardware Reference Designs for SoC FPGA development kits        
Triple-Speed Ethernet (TSE) with Modular Scatter-Gather Direct Memory Access (mSG-DMA)1        
PCIe* Root Port with Message Signal Interrupts (MSI)1        
Partial Reconfiguration Design Example        
Host OS Support Windows 7 64 bit        
Windows 7 32 bit Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
Windows 10 64 bit  Not supported Not supported    
Red Hat Linux 5 64 bit 32 bit libraries are required 32 bit libraries are required Not supported Not supported
Red Hat Linux 6 64 bit 32 bit libraries are required 32 bit libraries are required 32 bit libraries are required 32 bit libraries are required
Notes:
  1. Design examples available on www.rocketboards.org

License Activation

After you have installed the SoC EDS, start the ARM Development Studio 5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition. If this is your first time using the DS-5 software, a popup dialog will automatically ask if you wish to open the license manager. Otherwise you can open the license manager from the Help menu. Choose 'Add License', and select the 'Enter a serial number or activation code' to obtain a license default option. You are prompted for an ARM license serial number or activation code entry. Depending on which edition you have acquired, one of the following options applies:

  • SoC EDS Standard and Pro Free License Activation

Activating the DS-5 Community Edition Software

For the free DS-5 Intel SoC EDS Edition software, you will be able to use the DS-5 software perpetually to debug Linux applications over an Ethernet connection. Please get your ARM license activation code here and enter it into the input field. 

  • SoC EDS Standard and Pro Paid License Activation

Activating the ARM Development Studio 5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition

If you have purchased the SoC EDS Standard or Pro Edition software or purchased selected development kits that include a license for DS-5, you would have received an ARM license serial number printed on a letter in the box. This is a 15-character alphanumeric string with two dashes in between. Please enter this serial number into the input field to get full capabilities for the ARM Development Studio 5 for Intel SoC FPGAs. This license includes one-year support and maintenance from ARM starting at the day of purchase or renewal.

30-Day Evaluation of the ARM Development Studio 5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition

If you want to evaluate the SoC EDS Standard or Pro Edition software, you can get a 30-day evaluation activation code here. Please enter this ARM license activation code into the input field to get the full ARM Development Studio 5 for Intel SoC FPGAs capabilities for a limited time. 

Note: For a more detailed guide on Licensing, please refer to “Chapter 3 Licensing” in the SoC EDS User Guide.

Key Documentation

Title Description
SoC EDS User Guide A complete introduction of all features of the SoC EDS.
SoC EDS Getting Started (Altera Wiki) A hands-on and step-by-step guide targetting Cyclone V SoC Development Kit and Intel Arria 10 SoC Development Kit. Topics include building bootloaders, compiling and debugging Baremetal/HWLIBs, Linux application/kernel debugging, tracing, cross-triggering, and so on.
SoC EDS Release Notes Release notes of the latest version of SoC EDS, including enhacements, bug fixes, and revision history.
FPGA-Adaptive Software Debug and Performance Analysis (PDF) A white paper outlines Intel and ARM’s latest innovations in on-chip debug logic, FPGAs, and software debug and analysis tools.
System Trace Macrocell Packs Major Benefits for High-Performance SoC System Debug (PDF) A white paper introduces why the CoreSight System Trace Macrocell (STM) is superior to an Instrumentation Trace Macrocell (ITM).

Linux Community

For more SoC Linux and open-source products, including documentation, visit www.rocketboards.org. For information about the Linux-based Golden System Reference Design (GSRD) that is typically pre-programmed into the board, search rocketboards.org for “GSRD”.

SoC EDS Registration

Please take 1 minute to register your SoC product here. This will help you to keep track of your license numbers and activation status so as to provide license support. After registration, you will receive further instructions and a link to activate your DS-5 license.

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