Design Configuration Tools

Compiler Tool Chains


Multiple compiler tool chains are included in the Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS):

  • GCC bare-metal tool chain from Mentor Graphics
  • ARM* Compiler 5 (bare-metal compiler)
  • ARM Compiler 6 (bare-metal compiler)
  • Linaro Linux* GCC compiler tool chain

BSP Editor


A Graphical User Interface (GUI) that allows you to generate Board Support Package, including:

  • Second stage bootloader
  • Linux device tree
  • Image tools (adding required header to bootloader)

Embedded Command Shell


Embedded Command Shell provides an alternative way to invoke tools in the SoC EDS. Some useful commands are:

  • eclipse : launch DS-5
  • bsp-editor: launch BSP Editor
  • jtagconfig: checking JTAG connections

SD Card Boot Utility


This utility allows  you to update the Preloader and/or Bootloader on a physical SD card or a disk image file. The Preloader is typically stored in a custom partition (with type = 0xA2) on the SD card. This utility is done in Embedded Command Shell. Type alt-boot-disk-util --help for usage details.

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Programmer and Signal Tap Logic Analyzer


The Intel® Quartus® Prime Softare Programmer and Signal Tap logic analyzer are installed with the SoC EDS for FPGA-adaptive debugging.