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Getting started with Altera Cyclone V SE SOC

Leela
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We are considering "Altera Cyclone V SE SOC" as a potential option for our embedded software design. I am planning to buy a development kit and exploring the capabilities before presenting to management.  Could you please suggest the various things I may need like software, licenses, development kit etc..?

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EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hi,

You will need latest Quartus Standard edition (ver 20.4), SoC EDS 20.1 standard, which can be downloaded from:

https://fpgasoftware.intel.com/

You can find more info here:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/products/boards_and_kits/dev-kits/altera/kit-cyclone-v-soc.html

The steps to boot up the Cyclone V SoC from the GHRD design to booting up Linux can be found below which has 3 parts:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BehnPg8IvM&t=11s&ab_channel=IntelFPGA

 

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Leela
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@EBERLAZARE_I_Intel ,

Thank you for your reply. My understanding after going through the links provided is that no need of purchasing separate licenses for compiling production code as well. Is my understanding correct?

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EBERLAZARE_I_Intel
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Hello,

May I know what you meant by production code?

For standard version you may use 30 day evaluation code to do compiling in Quartus, or you may just use the free Lite version of Quartus.

You would only need the Quartus license to use for design and compilation. 

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