Download Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS)


Both editions include Arm* Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Intel® SoC FPGA edition (license-managed). Please refer to the comparison chart below to compare both versions. After downloading the software, follow the corresponding guide in license activation to activate your license.

Intel® SoC EDS Pro & Standard Edition

Includes Arm* DS-5 Intel® SoC FPGA edition toolkit. Limited version DS-5 (free license) and full-featured DS-5 (paid license) available.


Intel® FPGA Development Kits

Intel® FPGA Development Kits provide a complete, high-quality design environment for engineers. Development kits include software, reference designs, cables, and programming hardware.

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Features & Availability

Find out which FPGA device families are supported and compare key features between each of the v19.1 editions available.

License Activation

After you have installed the SoC EDS, you can start the Arm* DS-5 Intel® SoC FPGA edition by opening the license manager from the help menu. Choose 'Add License', then select the 'Enter a serial number or activation code' to obtain a license default option. You are then prompted for an Arm license serial number or activation code entry. For a more detailed guide on licensing, please refer to the Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) user guide.

SoC EDS Standard and Pro Free License Activation

For the free version of the DS-5 Intel® SoC EDS software, obtain your Arm license activation code on the Arm* DS-5 web page and enter it into the input field.

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SoC EDS Standard and Pro Paid License Activation

Paid for SoC EDS Standard or Pro Edition software or purchase selected development kits that include a license for DS-5, will automatically receive an Arm license serial number.

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30-Day Evaluation of the DS-5 Intel® SoC FPGA Edition

Evaluate the SoC EDS Standard or Pro Edition software with the 30-day evaluation activation code on the Arm* DS-5 webpage.

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Support and Documentation

Find technical documentation, videos, white papers, and training courses for the Intel® SoC EDS.

Linux Community

For more SoC Linux and open-source products, including documentation, visit For information about the Linux-based Golden System Reference Design (GSRD) that is typically pre-programmed into the board, search for “GSRD”.


SoC EDS Registration

Please take a moment to register your SoC product on the SoC EDS Registration page. This will help you to keep track of your license numbers and activation status so as to provide license support. After registration, you will receive further instructions and a link to activate your DS-5 license.

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