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Quartus® II Software v12.0

Quartus® II Software


Altera® Quartus® II design software is a multi-platform design environment that easily adapts to your specific needs in all phases of FPGA and CPLD design. Quartus II software delivers the highest productivity and performance for Altera FPGAs, CPLDs, and HardCopy® ASICs.

 
Additional Resources
DSP Builder
FPGAs and CLPDs Design Flow
HardCopy ASIC Design Flow
Software Development Kit for OpenCL
What's New at Altera
Switching to Quartus® II for Users of:
ASICs
Xilinx ISE
MAX+PLUS II

Web Edition vs. Subscription Edition

Altera Quartus® II Software
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Categories Features
Web Edition
Subscription Edition
General Information
Getting started
Download Free Software
Buy Software
OS support
Windows: XP (32/64 bit), 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32/64 bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)
Windows: XP (32/64 bit), 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32/64 bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)
Device Support
CPLDs MAX® series devices: All
Low-cost FPGAs
Cyclone® V FPGAs: All (Excluding the highest densities)
Cyclone IV E/GX FPGAs: All
Cyclone III/III LS FPGAs: All
Cyclone II FPGAs: All
Cyclone FPGAs: None
Cyclone V FPGAs: All
Cyclone IV E/GX FPGAs: All
Cyclone III/III LS FPGAs: All
Cyclone II FPGAs: All
Cyclone FPGAs: All 
Mid-range FPGAs
Arria® GX FPGAs: None
Arria II GX FPGAs: EP2AGX45
Arria V GX FPGAs: None
Arria GX FPGAs: All
Arria II GX FPGAs: All
Arria V GX FPGAs: All
High-end FPGAs
Stratix® series devices: None Stratix series devices: All
SoCs
Cyclone V: All
Cyclone V: All
ASICs HardCopy® series: None HardCopy® series: All
IP
Altera® and partner IP Yes, including free OpenCore Plus evaluation feature
Full-license IP Base Suite
IP available for purchase
DSP: FIR / FIR II, FFT, and NCO Compilers
Protocols: SerialLite II
Memory controllers: DDR, DDR2 and DDR3 for ALTMEMPHY, DDR2, DDR3 and LPDDR2 for UniPHY, RLDRAM II, QDR II, RLDRAM II for UniPHY and QDR II / II+ for UniPHY
Design Entry
Qsys and SOPC Builder
Yes
Schematic entry and language support
Schematic entry, Verilog, VHDL, and SystemVerilog
Design Environment
Tcl scripting, command line support
Yes
Implementation and Optimization
Incremental compilation and team-based design
No Yes
LogicLock™ incremental design capability
No Yes
Multiprocessor support
Available with TalkBack enabled
Yes
Rapid Recompile
No Yes
Physical synthesis optimizations
Yes
Chip Planner
Yes
Live I/O checking
Yes
TimeQuest timing analyzer and optimization advisor
Yes
Synopsys Design Constraint (SDC) format support
Yes
Early power estimator
Available to download at no cost
PowerPlay power analysis and optimization
Yes
Verification and Debug
SignalTap™ II logic analyzer Available with TalkBack enabled
Yes
SignalProbe feature Available with TalkBack enabled Yes
Transceiver Toolkit
No Yes
ModelSim®-Altera Starter Edition Included
ModelSim - Altera Edition Sold as an option
Embedded logic analyzer interface Yes
RTL viewer and technology map viewer Yes
Pin planner Yes
System Design Software
Nios® II Embedded Design Suite
Free for both versions of Quartus® II software
DSP Builder
Sold as an option for both versions of Quartus II software
Third-party Support
EDA partners
Altera offers third-party support for synthesis, functional, and timing simulation, static timing analysis, board-level simulation, signal integrity analysis, and formal verification

Quartus® II Web Edition Software



Quartus® II Web Edition FPGA design software includes everything you need to design for the following Altera® FPGA and CPLD families:

  • Cyclone® II, Cyclone III, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V FPGAs (exclusing 5CEA9, 5CGXC9, and 5CGTD9)
  • All Cyclone V SoCs
  • Arria® II GX FPGAs: EP2AG45 only
  • All MAX® CPLDs
Features
Operating Systems Supported (Web Edition)
  • Windows: XP (32/64 bit), 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32/64 bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)

Quartus® II Subscription Edition Software

Quartus® II software is the industry's number one software in performance and productivity for CPLD, FPGA, SoC FPGA, and HardCopy® ASIC designs. Quartus II lets designers design for FPGAs in whatever method is most convenient. It supports the development of complex systems through a suite of full-featured, high-level design tools that provide C-based, system-/IP-based, and model-based design entry.

New in v13.0: Version 13.0 is now available for digital download only at Mouser. This version allows for an average of 25 percent faster compilation compared with Quartus II software v12.1 and up to three times improvement for some designs. In addition, Quartus II software v13.0 provides a 23 percent fMAX advantage over the nearest competitor in high-end space and superior logic packing capability. Quartus II software v13.0 includes a new notification center that provides remote real-time compiler status.


Features
  • An average of 25 percent faster compilation
  • Improvements in multicore compilation support
  • Fitter improvements that unlock the fastest silicon performance in the industry
  • Higher logic packing capability than our nearest competitor
Operating Systems Supported (Subscription Edition)
  • Windows: XP (32/64 bit), 7 (32/64 bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit)
  • Linux: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32/64 bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)
Additional Resources
Quartus II Brochure
Quartus II Handbook
Introduction to Quartus II
Improve Productivity Video
Associated Products
Development Kits
Cable


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