Arm DS-5 Development Studio for Intel SoC FPGA Devices

Part of the Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (EDS), Arm DS-5 Development Studio Intel SoC FPGA Edition combines the most advanced JTAG-based multi-core debugger for Arm architecture with FPGA-adaptive debugging to provide embedded software developers with full-chip visibility and control for Intel SoC FPGA devices.

Altera FPGA-adaptive debugging whitepaper

DS-5 Workshop: Debug, Trace and Performance Analysis on the Altera SoCKit board


DS-5 Community Edition

Part of Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

Get started with free activation code

DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition

Part of Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

Get started with free 30-day evaluation

FPGA-Adaptive Debugging

  • Synchronous execution control through HPS-FPGA hardware cross triggers
  • Qsys FPGA peripheral registers auto-imported into software debugger
  • USB Blaster II: one probe for hardware and software debug

Linux and RTOS Support

  • Optimized code generation for RTOS and baremetal with Arm Compiler 5
  • OS aware debug views, including tasks and data structures
  • System performance analyzer (Arm Streamline)

Non-instrusive System Trace

  • Core-dependent CoreSight PTM program trace
  • System-wide CoreSight STM instrumentation trace
  • Global timestamp-based synchronisation of trace streams

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DS-5 Community Edition
(part of Intel SoC FPGA EDS)

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DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition
(part of Intel SoC FPGA EDS)

Free 30-day Trial

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DS-5 Ultimate Edition
(see full DS-5 feature comparison)

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Availability

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Code Generation

Arm Compiler 5

-

Yes

Yes

Arm Compiler 6

-

Yes

Yes

Target Connection

Devices

Arm Linux and Android

Intel SoC FPGA devices

All Arm processors

Debug Connection

Ethernet/USB (gdbserver/ADB)

Intel USB Blaster II
Arm DSTREAM Family
Ethernet/USB (gdbserver/ADB)

Arm DSTREAM Family
Arm ULINKpro Family
Compatible probes including Altera USB Blaster II
Ethernet/USB (gdbserver/ADB)

Debug

OS aware run control

-

Yes

Yes

Linux/Android application debug

Yes

Yes

Yes

Non-intrusive processor trace

-

Yes

Yes

System Optimization

Streamline performance analysis

Limited
(Community Edition features)

Yes

Yes

Streamline power analysis

-

Yes

Yes

Simulation

Quad-Core Cortex-A9 FVP

-

-

Yes

Armv8 FVP

-

-

Yes

Licensing

Node Locked / Floating

NL

NL

NL or F

Term

Perpetual

Eval – 30 days
Altera Edition – Perpetual

Eval – 30 days
Annual or Perpetual

Support & Maintenance

Altera

Altera

Arm