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.