AN 886: Intel® Agilex™ Device Design Guidelines

ID 683634
Date 8/26/2022

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9.8.1. Golden System Reference Design (GSRD) for Linux*

Intel® provides the GSRD for Linux*, which consists of the following:
  • GHRD - A Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition project
  • Reference U-Boot based bootloader
  • Reference Linux* BSP
  • Sample Linux* Applications

The GSRD for Linux* is a well-tested known good design showcasing a system using both HPS and FPGA resources, intended to be used as a baseline project.

GUIDELINE: To successfully build your Linux* software development platform, Intel® recommends that you use the latest GSRD as a baseline project.

The GSRD, which targets the Intel® SoC Development Boards, is provided both in source and pre-compiled form. Download the GSRD from, then modify it to suit your application needs.