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Does "Arm DS-5 Development Studio for Intel SoC FPGA Devices" license available through the University Program?

RMehr1
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We are experiencing license errors related with "altera_compiler5" feature not being available, when DS5 compiler is called. We did not have this issue in previous years. Is this a new change, or related to a setup issue?

 

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AnandRaj_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Roozbeh,

 

Yes. we required license for DS-5.

if you purchased the kit enter your Serial number from your Kit customer letter. 

 

Please refer below link for license details.

https://rocketboards.org/foswiki/Documentation/GettingADS5License

 

Regards

Anand

RMehr1
Novice
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Thanks for the response Anand, at our University, we (and our students) have been buygin DE1-SoC boards containing Cyclone V FPGAs and ARM processors.

We used to be able to run the EDS tools until this year. I am not sure what "kit" EDS comes with. Is it included with IntelFPGA hardware (e.g. DE1 boards) ?

Is it sold separately? We are in a bind right now, and our labs using EDS software are not able to continue due to this missing "altera_compiler5".

My questions to IntelFPGA university program email are not answered. Any help would be appreciated.

Best Wishes,

Roozbeh

AnandRaj_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Roozbeh,

 

Serial number comes with Intel development kit.You can contact terasic support for terasic boards.

 

If you are looking for an eval/web edition license.

You have to send an e-mail to ARM support and they will send you a license file.

 

Regards

Anand

RMehr1
Novice
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Hello Annand,

unfortunately Terasic does not provide the EDS license. Is there any way to obtain/purchase the license?

We would be switching to Rocket boards for our future FPGA/ARM related labs.

The 15 or 30 day license won't satisfy the 3 month course and its lab needs. If you have any solution for us, it would be greatly appreciated.

thank you,

Roozbeh

AnandRaj_S_Intel
Employee
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Have you contacted ARM support for license? Please contact ARM Support

 

RMehr1
Novice
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Hi Anand,

I contacted ARM support and eventually got a response from them. I have included their response before. Were you aware that ARM has dropped support for their DS-5 compiler (as of last year) and they don't even issue licenses for it. Their current license key is for their ARM DS compiler (which is not compatible with DS-5). Your SoC EDS software (https://fpgasoftware.intel.com/soceds/) as of 19.3 still depends on ARM DS-5 compiler!!?? This has caused a lot of distress for our faculty and we are considering dropping EDS from our labs.

Let me know if you have any other suggestions.

best wishes,

roozbeh

 

Hello Roozbeh

I believe the issues you are seeing are because you are trying to use the legacy DS-5 tools with an Arm-DS license.

DS-5 was discontinued just over a year ago:

https://developer.arm.com/tools-and-software/embedded/legacy-tools/ds-5-development-studio

It was superseded by Arm-DS:

 

https://developer.arm.com/tools-and-software/embedded/arm-development-studio

 

Your updated license supports Arm-DS, but not DS-5.

Is it possible to update your tool installation to work with the latest version of the tools?

Best regards,

 

Alex

RMehr1
Novice
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Sorry, I meant "I have included their response below".

AnandRaj_S_Intel
Employee
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Hi Roozbeh,

 

Can i know which tool version & edition are you using.

If you have purchased the SoC EDS (Standard or Pro Edition) or selected Development Kits, you would have received an ARM license serial number. which can be used.

 

Refer below link to buy license.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/buy/design-software.html

 

I have already escalated the link issue and internal discussing.

We will update you soon.

 

Regards

Anand

 

RMehr1
Novice
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Hello Anand,

not sure if your internal discussion reached ARM support, or they just decided to extend their support for DS-5 compiler license. They now issue license for DS-5 compiler:

https://developer.arm.com/tools-and-software/embedded/legacy-tools/ds-5-development-studio

 

We also received new keys for the features we had. FYI: in Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite, from ARM license manager, selecting toolkit: DS-5 (University) checks out the license that was meant for academic institutes. The other one: DS-5 Intel SoC FPGA Edition requires a different license, which we don't have/get.

Thanks for the follow up,

Roozbeh

 

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