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bsp-editor not found in SoC EDS Pro 19.3

Hi,

 

I'm starting my development with Arria 10 and I need to use bsp-editor. I have downloaded and installed SoC EDS Pro 19.3. However, I cannot execute bsp-editor in SoC EDS Command Shell. I looked into C:\intelFPGA_pro\19.3\embedded\host_tools\altera\preloadergen. In that folder, I see bsp-generate-files.exe, bsp-query-settings.exe, etc... except the bsp-editor.exe.

 

How may I install bsp-editor?

Thanks,

Yoshitaka

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Hi,

 

May I know from which link you downloaded the SoC EDS Pro from?

 

I have checked in my directory there is a bsp-editor.exe in my folder.

 

I recommend that you re-download the software again and install here:

http://fpgasoftware.intel.com/soceds/

 

In the mean time I'll try to re download and reinstall to check again if everything has installed properly.

 

Regards.

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Hi, el.ign,

Thank you for your reply.

 

Yes, last time I have downloaded SoC EDS Pro from that link.

This time, I uninstalled SoC EDS once, then reboot the computer, download​ and installed again.

But bsp-editor.exe was not found. Instead, I see "com.altera.embeddedsw.bsp.editor.jar" in preloader folder. The situation does not change.

 

By the way, each time installing SoC EDS Pro, the installer gives no error and finishes. However, when I try to use SoC EDS Command Shell, the .bat file won't run because cygwin is not installed automatically.

So I install cygwin manually, reading the instruction in "C:\intelFPGA_pro\19.3\embedded\cygwin_setup" folder. Does this making problem?

 

Best Regards

 

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Hi,

 

If you are using Windows to install the SoC EDS 19.3, you will need to install the cygwin manually. Please follow the steps to install the SoC EDS below:

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/ug/ug_soc_eds.pdf#page=12

 

Have you try running SoC EDS and bsp editor after installing the cygwin?

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Hi Yoshitaka,

 

Starting from SoC EDS Pro version 19.3 and SoC EDS Standard version 19.1;

 

Our Stratix 10 SoC and Agilex does not use SoC EDS bsp-editor . However, the bootloader generator(bsp-editor) is still used for Cyclone V and Arria 10 and the steps to build are available below:

https://rocketboards.org/foswiki/Documentation/BuildingBootloader

 

Thanks!

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Hi el.ign,

 

Yes, I installed the cygwin manually. Last time, I read the instruction in C:\intelFPGA_pro\19.3\embedded\cygwin_setup and manually installed. This time , I followed the instruction on the URL Link you gave me.

But bsp-editor was not found on both cases. When I try to find bsp- related tools in the shell by a command completion with Tab key, I got this result:bspnotfound.PNG

Othe bsp- related CUI tools are seem to be installed.

 

I'm using Arria 10. Because the manufacturer of my board recommend using bsp-editor in a reference design document, I prefer to use bsp-editor.exe, not the CUI tools described in that rocketboards wiki URL.

 

Kind regards,

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Hi,

 

If you preferred the bsp-editor GUI, please proceed to use the 19.1 version of SoC EDS. The bsp-editor GUI is removed in 19.3.

 

I have confirmed in 19.1 SoC EDS, the bsp-editor GUI is available.

 

FYI, using the command line in the link below to generate the bootloader will use newer bootloader as compared to the bsp-editor GUI which is using the old version:

https://rocketboards.org/foswiki/Documentation/BuildingBootloader

 

Best Regards.

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Hi, ​

 

Thank you so much for that information! I will download install version 19.1.

 

Best regards.

 

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