With Intel®'s SoC FPGA 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 SoC EDS also enables you to:

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

Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Design Suite

ARM DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition 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.



Intel FPGA-specific SoC configuration tools to improve productivity.


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Golden Hardware Reference Design (GHRD) for SoC FPGA development kits.  U-Boot, Linux, and bare metal reference examples to jump start your development.

What's New in SoC EDS 16.0

  • Baremetal gcc compiler tools updated to 5.2.0
  • DS-5 updated to 5.23.1
    • Streamline Performance Analyzer is now a seperated GUI from Eclipse with better UI reponsiveness
    • Gator versions prior to 5.17 are no longer supported
  • Secure Boot Support Added
  • Hardware libraries (HWLIBs) includes External Memory Support
  • The Golden Hardware Reference Design (GHRD) for Arria® 10 SoC Development Kit now targets Arria 10 SoC device production silicon (Rev C)
  • Edition names have changed
    • SoC EDS Web Edition -> SoC EDS Lite Edition
    • SoC EDS Subscription Edition -> SoC EDS Standard Edition

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FPGA-Adaptive Debug

FPGA-adaptive debug, a powerful 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 Intel FPGA Download Cable II


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