With Altera's Soc Embedded Design Suite (SoC EDS), you get all the tools you need to work more productively, improve software quality, and ultimately get to market faster. The Altera SoC EDS also enables you to:

  • Leverage the power of ARM® Development Studio 5 (DS-5™) Altera Edition (AE) to code, build, debug, and optimize your application
  • Expedite SoC embedded systems development with utility programs and run-time software
  • Jump start development with bare-metal and Linux application examples

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ARM DS-5 AE Hardware Libraries Configuration Tools Examples

Powerful Eclipse IDE based on ARM DS-5 is power packed with features. Code, build, debug, and optimize in one IDE!


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Easy access to low-level hardware for configuration and control.

Altera-specific SoC configuration tools to improve productivity.


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U-Boot, Linux, and bare metal reference example to jump start your development.

FPGA-Adaptive Debug

FPGA-adaptive debug, Altera's only feature that gives a system-wide view of the SoC. This feature allows you to:

  • Cross-trigger between the HPS and the FPGA boundary with ease
  • Correlate FPGA and HPS events with high-resolution timestamps
  • Begin quick debugging with the low-cost USB-Blaster™ II


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