Through the expanded agreement, the ARM DS-5 Altera Edition toolkit is being enlarged to include the following additional tools:
The companies also agreed to a long-term OEM agreement for DS-5 Altera Edition to provide support for all future ARM-based Altera SoC devices, ensuring a consistent, industry-leading software development platform across Altera's portfolio of SoC FPGAs.
"DS-5, in combination with ARM processors and ARM CoreSight debug technology, delivers advanced solutions for software development on SoC FPGAs", stated Hobson Bullman, general manager, Development Solutions Group, ARM. "This agreement with Altera enables their customers to access the newest tools, minimizing their development cost, risk and time-to-market for future ARM-based devices."
Chris Balough, senior director, SoC Product Marketing, Altera, stated: "Altera customers have responded overwhelmingly to the critical productivity advantage we introduced with DS-5 Altera Edition and FPGA-Adaptive Debug support, and we have shipped thousands of licenses. Our extended OEM agreement with ARM enables us to provide an even richer toolkit while maintaining the same low price. Developing with SoC FPGAs has just become even more compelling for our customers."
ARM Development Studio 5 is ARM's flagship tools solution for embedded software development. ARM DS-5 Altera Edition is a complete tools solution exclusively for Altera SoCs, sold and distributed by Altera, and optimized to remove the debugging barrier between the integrated multi-core CPU subsystem and the FPGA fabric. The new DS-5 Altera Edition provides a substantial productivity gain for product development based on Altera SoC FPGAs. Key features include the following:
Building a product with a strong architecture is key to ensuring system design meets performance requirements now and in the future. Altera provides many SoC design resources to help designers make the right choices.
DS-5 Altera Edition is exclusively available for Altera SoCs. One license is included in every Altera SoC development kit at no extra cost. DS-5 Altera Edition is also included in the Altera SoC Embedded Design Suite, which is available for $995 or as a free 30-day evaluation at http://dl.altera.com/soceds/?edition=subscription . The next release of DS-5 Altera Edition, which will add the ARM Compiler 5, is planned for November 2014. Existing customers under valid maintenance can receive the new release at no cost.