Embedded Software and Tools for Intel® SoC FPGA

The Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) is a comprehensive tool suite for embedded software development on Intel® SoC FPGAs. It comprises of development tools, utility programs, and design examples to jump-start firmware and application software development.

What's New

Starting with Intel® SoC EDS v20.3 Pro and onwards, the components are released to GitHub and Rocketboards.org. Customers can download exactly what they require, upgraded versions with latest features, bug fixes and security patches. Components are released more frequently enabling faster and better tracking of code changes.

Intel® SoC EDS Pro & Standard Edition and Arm* Development Studio for Intel® SoC FPGA are now separate downloads and can be downloaded from the same page.

License Activation

After you have installed Arm* DS, you can start the Arm* DS 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.


Linux Community

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

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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 license.

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Our ecosystem partners and the Intel® SoC FPGA user community provide a range of options to meet your SoC FPGA development needs.

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Intel® Agilex™ FPGA Embedded Software Stack

Intel Programmable Solutions Group and its ecosystem partners deliver embedded tools and runtime environments designed to enable you to efficiently and quickly move from concept to release. We provide you with all the components needed to create your embedded system using Intel® Agilex™ FPGA devices including open-source software, industry leading integrated development environments, compilers, debuggers, and profiling tools.

Embedded Software and Tools for Intel® Agilex™ SoC FPGAs

Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs and SoCs bring Intel technology leadership in multiple areas including architecture, packaging, process technology, developer tools, power and performance. Learn how you can take advantage of these capabilities with our Embedded Software and Tools for Intel® Agilex™ SoC FPGAs.

Platform Designer: Easy to Use System Integration Tool

Learn how easy and time saving it is to use Platform Designer, Intel’s easy to use system integration tool. Leverage our Linux community to get started quickly using ready to use hardware and software design examples, including the Intel® Agilex™ SoC Golden hardware reference design using Platform Designer in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v20.3.

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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Compatible Intel® SoC FPGAs

Intel® Agilex™ FPGA

Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGA

Intel® Arria® 10 FPGA

Cyclone® V FPGA

Ubuntu Support

SoC EDS can now run on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop edition. Check out our tutorial for a step-by-step explanation on how to install SoC EDS on the Ubuntu OS.

Arm* Development Studio (DS) Intel® SoC FPGA Edition

Powerful Eclipse IDE based on Arm* DS is power packed with features. Code, build, debug, and optimize in one IDE!

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Documentation and Support

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