AN 763: Intel® Arria® 10 SoC Device Design Guidelines

ID 683192
Date 5/17/2022
Document Table of Contents Using the Bootloader as a Bare-Metal Framework

If your application is relatively simple, and does not require complex features such as multi-core or multi-tasking, one option is to include it in the bootloader.

Including your application in the bootloader has the following advantages:

  • Potentially faster boot time
  • Access to features already implemented in the bootloader, such as mass storage and networking

The following bootloaders are available, with source code:

  • U-Boot: open-source GPL License
  • MPL: open-source BSD License
  • UEFI: open-source BSD license