Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS)

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

SoC EDS also enables you to:

  • Leverage the power of ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Intel SoC FPGA Edition to code, build, debug, and optimize your application.
  • Expedite SoC FPGA embedded systems development with utility programs and run-time software.
  • Jump start development with bare-metal and Linux* application examples.

Intel SoC EDS is now available in Standard and Pro Editions. Both Standard and Pro Editions are available with a Free and a Paid license for ARM DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition toolkit.

SoC EDS Standard - SoC EDS Standard includes extensive support for 28 nm SoC FPGA device families Intel® Cylone® V SoC and Intel® Arria® V SoC.

SoC EDS Pro - SoC EDS Pro is optimized to support the advanced features in the next-generation SoC FPGA device families such as Intel Arria 10 SoC.

Note: Intel Arria 10 SoC is supported by both Standard and Pro Edition software but Intel Arria 10 SoC customers are encouraged to use the Pro Edition software to leverage device-specific optimizations. See the Getting Started section below to compare editions.

What's New

The following updates are included as part of the release to Intel® SoC EDS v18.0:


ARM Development Studio 5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition

Powerful Eclipse IDE based on ARM DS-5 is power packed with features. Code, build, debug, and optimize in one IDE!

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Hardware Libraries

Easy access to low-level hardware for configuration and control.

Configuration Tools

Intel FPGA-specific SoC configuration tools to improve productivity.

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Golden Hardware Reference Design (GHRD) for SoC FPGA development kits. U-Boot, Linux*>, and bare metal reference examples to jump start your development.

ARM* DS-5* Intel® SoC FPGA Edition

Developed in partnership with ARM, the ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Intel® SoC FPGA Edition is an end-to-end suite of tools for embedded C/C++ software development on any Intel SoC FPGAs. It combines almost all features of the ARM DS-5 Professional Edition with powerful FPGA-adaptive debugging capabilities, providing unmatched visibility and control of your SoC FPGA.

Device Configuration Tools

Learn more about device configuration tools available including compiler tool chains, a BSP editor, the Embedded Command Shell tool, SD Card Boot Utility, and Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Programmer and Signal Tap Logic Analyzer.

Getting Started

Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) is available in two editions: Standard Edition and Pro Edition.