Intel provides a wide range of software tools and support to make your job easier. Explore the software categories below and choose the appropriate links to find developer resources, support documents, and more.
Intel® Firmware Support Package (Intel® FSP) and Intel® Boot Loader Development Kit (Intel® BLDK) provides key programming information for initializing Intel® silicon and can be easily integrated into a boot loader of the developer’s choice. It is easy to adopt, scalable to design, reduces time-to-market, and is economical to build.
Signal processing and packet processing functions have often required special-purpose hardware such as digital signal processors (DSPs), discrete network processing units (NPUs), coprocessors, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). However, recent enhancements to Intel® architecture processors together with advanced software are providing developers with viable alternatives.
For a complete view of the embedded software stack, please visit the Embedded Software Content Library.
If you are looking for platform-specific software, whether it be processor- or chipset-related, please visit the specific platform you are interested in to learn more.
Lastly, for Intel® software downloads, drivers, BIOS, utilities, firmware, and other support software, please visit the Download Center.
The Intel® Developer Zone is a software network that provides links to forums, magazines, knowledge base, resource center, and communities where you can connect with other developers and Intel engineers to find solutions for your embedded system designs.
Members of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance are your reliable source for software, services, and development tools.
Operating system vendors
Virtualization and hypervisor vendors
Explore Intel's past, present and future embedded processors and chipsets.
Processor and chipset selection, peripheral devices, board size, power budget and thermal analysis.
Find optimum locations to place the chipset on the motherboard to reduce the risk from mechanical shock.
Submit your design schematic and we will analyze it for compliance to guidelines and report potential issues within 1 week.
Provides debug and validation tools for supported products on a temporary loan basis and includes instructional videos.
The Design-In Tools store allows you to speed through motherboard and system design with validation tools and services available for purchase from Intel.