Ashling* RiscFree* Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Intel® FPGAs User Guide

ID 730783
Date 5/13/2024
Document Table of Contents

1. About the RiscFree* IDE

Updated for:
Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Suite 24.1
RiscFree* is Ashling’s Eclipse* C/C++ Development Toolkit (CDT) based integrated development environment (IDE) for Intel® FPGAs Arm* -based HPS and RISC-V based Nios® V processors.

The RiscFree* IDE provides a complete, seamless environment for C and C++ software development and has the following features:

  • Eclipse* CDT based IDE with full source and project creation, editing, build, and debug support using the RISC-V GNU compiler collection (GCC) toolchain.
  • Project Manager and Build Manager including Make and CMake support with rapid import, build, and debug of application frameworks created using the Quartus® Prime software.
  • RISC-V GNU GCC toolchain with support for newlib or picolibc run-time libraries using the Nios® V Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) API for hardware access.
  • Integrated support for Intel® FPGA Download Cable II JTAG debug probe.
  • ROM or RAM based debugging support, for example, hardware breakpoints for flash-based support.
  • High-level Register Viewer based on industry standard System View Description (SVD) files.
  • Integrated serial terminal.