Intel® SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS)

Fast-track your embedded software development.

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.

With SoC EDS, leverage the power of Arm* Development Studio (DS-5*) Intel® SoC FPGA edition to code, build, debug, and optimize your application with support from both Intel and Arm.

What's New

The following updates are included as part of the release of Intel® SoC EDS v19.1.

Ubuntu Support

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

Update to SD Card Image

The SD card image is now available as a separate download for the Golden System Reference Design (GSRD) and for SoC EDS. Download for free at

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Hardware Libraries

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

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Configuration Tools

Intel® FPGA-specific SoC configuration tools to improve productivity.

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Design Examples

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

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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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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.

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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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Documentation and Support

Find technical documentation, videos, whitepapers, and training courses for Intel SoC EDS.