Operating System Support

Table 1 lists the operating system (OS) support for the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition software, Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition software, ModelSim*-Intel FPGA Edition software, ModelSim-Intel FPGA Starter Edition software, Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS), DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs, and Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ software technology.

Table 1: OS Support for Intel® FPGA Complete Design Suite Version 19.3(1)

Software Windows* 10 Windows Server 2016 Enterprise Windows Server 2012 R2Enterprise Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 6 Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7 SUSE* SLE 12 Ubuntu* 14.04 LTS Ubuntu*
16.04 
LTS
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS SUSE* SLE 11
Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition (5) -
Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition (5)         ✓
Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition (5)        ✓
Intel HLS Compiler (Pro and Standard) - - - - - - -
ModelSim*-Intel FPGA Edition 
(Pro and Standard)
(2) - -  ✓(2) (2) (2)
-         - - -
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Starter Edition (Pro and Standard) (2) - - (2) (2) (2)
-        -       - -
Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) Pro (7)       - - - - -       -       - -
Nios II EDS Standard (7)       - - - - -        -       - -
DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs (Pro and Standard)      ✓
Intel Quartus Prime Stand-Alone Programmer (Pro and Standard)        ✓
Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (Pro and Standard) - - (2) - - - - -
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™  (Pro and Standard) - -
      ✓
-
Intel Advanced Link Analyzer 
(Pro and Standard)
(4) (4) (4) - - - -        -       - -

Notes:

  1. Starting with ACDS v14.0, Intel FPGA software only supports 64 bit versions of the OS listed in Table 1, unless specified.
  2. The 32 bit library files are required to run the software on Linux* 64 bit platforms.
  3. Both 32 bit and 64 bit are supported.
  4. Only KDE desktop manager is supported.
  5. 32 bit Standalone Programmer is only supported in Standard Edition.
  6. Red Hat 5 support is dropped since ACDS 18.0 onwards.
  7. Starting with Nios II EDS in Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition version 19.2 and Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition version 19.1, the Cygwin component in the Windows version of Nios II EDS has been removed and replaced with WSL. For installation instructions, refer to the Installing Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) on Windows section in the Nios II Software Developer Handbook.For machines installed with McAfee Endpoint Security, the minimum requirement is Windows 10 Version 1809 (OS build 17763). If you are using network drive for the Nios II EDS, the minimum requirement is Windows 10 Version 1903 (OS build 18362).
  8. The Intel Quartus Prime Standard and Pro Editions are no longer supported under Windows 7 and replaced with Window 10.  For Windows users you will need to download and install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for Windows 10.  

For more information about software system requirements, refer to the following pages:

For information about system memory requirements for designs targeting different Intel FPGA architectures, refer to:

For detailed information about the ACDS, refer to the readme.txt files in Table 2.

Table 2 lists the release notes and readme.txt files for current and past Intel Quartus software versions along with the corresponding ModelSim-Intel FPGA software versions.

Table 2: Release Notes and readme.txt Files

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Version ModelSim-Intel FPGA Software Version
Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.3

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.2

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.1

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)


Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v18.1

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v18.0

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.6c (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v17.1

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5c (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v17.0

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5c

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v16.1

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5b

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v16.0

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.4d

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v15.1

ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.4b

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