Intel Development Board Support from HDL Coder

Automatically generate HDL code from MATLAB and Simulink for Intel development boards.

Capabilities and Features

HDL Coder™ enables implementation of Simulink® models and MATLAB® algorithms onto Intel® (formerly Altera®) development boards for fast prototyping on hardware using the Intel FPGA turnkey support package. The workflow advisor in HDL Coder helps you to select the FPGA board, map your algorithm I/O to onboard interface, generate HDL Code, and synthesize the generated code . HDL Coder also provides integration with Intel Quartus to synthesize the generated code into bitstream that you can directly download on to the FPGA on Intel development boards for rapid prototyping.

To help you analyze synthesis timing report, HDL Workflow Advisor can also back annotate the Simulink model with critical path timing.

Platform and Release Support

See the hardware support package system requirements table for current and prior version, release, and platform availability.

View enhancements and bug fixes in release notes.

Related Hardware Support Views: Aerospace and Defense, Consumer Electronics, FPGA, ASIC, and SoC Development, HDL Code Generation, HDL Coder, Industrial Automation and Machinery, Intel, MathWorks Supported, MATLAB Product Family, Power Electronics Control Design, Simulink Product Family, Support Package Installer Enabled

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Before installing the support package, confirm you have the correct setup. View system requirements and installation options.

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Note: Simulink is only required for the Simulink workflow.


Support Package


Support Package Installer installs this support package. To start the installer, go to the MATLAB toolstrip and click Add-Ons > Get Hardware Support Packages. For more information, read the documentation.

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One of the following Intel® kits or boards:

  • Intel Arria II GX FPGA development kit
  • Intel Cyclone III FPGA development kit
  • Intel Cyclone IV GX FPGA development kit
  • Intel DE2-115 development and education board



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