Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) and ARM Holdings plc (ADR)(NASDAQ:ARMH) have signed a long-term agreement. The two companies are already associated with each other since 2012 when they came together for making of ARM® Development Studio 5 Altera® Edition. It created FPGA-Adaptive Debugging used for SoC FPGAs. The new agreement is the expansion of their mutual partnership for developing software tools for SoC FPGAs.

The expansion

With the new signed agreement, the ARM DS-5 Altera Edition portfolio will have following additional tools:

  • It will have ARM Compiler 5 as well as ARM Compiler 6 that delivers the only build tool-chains. They are designed for the software optimization of the Cortex®-A9 and A53 processors in SoC portfolio.
  • It will also include debug support meant for quad-core processor in Stratix® 10 SoC. It will have the special features for eliminating the debug problem between the FPGA fabric and the multi-core subsystem.

The details

Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) and ARM Holdings plc (ADR)(NASDAQ:ARMH) have given the mutual nod for an OEM deal for DS-5 Altera Edition. It will act as a support system for the Altera SoC devices made in association with ARM. It will provide a stable and consistent platform for the Altera’s portfolio of SoC FPGAs. DS-5 Altera uses ARM CoreSight™ debug technology and ARM processors. The customers can get the advanced solutions for development of software on SoC FPGAs. The new association will provide Altera customers with the new tools that will help them reduce their development costs and risk. Also, it will reduce the time-to-market for future devices.

The benefits

The customers are delighted with the critical productivity benefits offered with FPGA-Adaptive Debug support and DS-5 Altera Edition. The company has already delivered thousands of licenses. The extended long-term OEM agreement will allow Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) to provide a broader product portfolio at low costs and improved efficiencies.