Intel® Software Development Emulator Download

By Ady Tal, Published: 12/16/2011, Last Updated: 03/26/2020

Download Intel SDE kits here. Before using Intel SDE, please read the What If Pre-Release License Agreement.

Intel® Software Development Emulator (Intel® SDE) (released March 26, 2020)

Please download packages at the bottom of this page.

  • Intel® SDE for Linux* (sde-external-8.50.0-2020-03-26-lin.tar.bz2) 
  • Intel SDE for macOS* (sde-external-8.50.0-2020-03-26-mac.tar.bz2)
  • Intel SDE for Windows* (sde-external-8.50.0-2020-03-26-win.tar.bz2)

Note If you use Cygwin's tar command to unpack the Windows* kit, you must execute a "chmod -R +x" on the unpacked directory.

  • Intel SDE debugging integration for Windows (sde-msvs2015-3.0.2.msi)

Previous Intel® Software Development Emulator (Intel® SDE) versions  (released March 11, 2019)

  • Intel® SDE for Linux* (sde-external-8.35.0-2019-03-11-lin.tar.bz2) 
  • Intel SDE for macOS* (sde-external-8.35.0-2019-03-11-mac.tar.bz2)
  • Intel SDE for Windows* (sde-external-8.35.0-2019-03-11-win.tar.bz2)

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