1.13.3. Hardware and Software Development
For hardware development, you can configure the HPS and connect your soft logic in the FPGA fabric to the HPS interfaces using the Platform Designer (Standard) system integration tool in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.
For software development, the Arm* -based SoC devices inherit the rich software development ecosystem available for the Arm* Cortex* -A9 MPCore* processor. The software development process for Intel® SoCs follows the same steps as those for other SoC devices from other manufacturers. Support for Linux, VxWorks®, and other operating systems is available for the SoCs. For more information on the operating systems support availability, contact the Intel® sales team.
You can begin device-specific firmware and software development on the Intel® SoC Virtual Target. The Virtual Target is a fast PC-based functional simulation of a target development system—a model of a complete development board that runs on a PC. The Virtual Target enables the development of device-specific production software that can run unmodified on actual hardware.