Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro, Quartus Prime Standard

Type: Answers

Area: Tools

Last Modified: April 03, 2019
Version Found: v19.1
Bug ID: 1409124444

Is the Nios® II Software Build Tools (SBT) for Eclipse included in the full installation of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software starting from version 19.1?


No, the Nios® II SBT for Eclipse is not included starting from Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro and Standard Edition software version 19.1 onwards.


To install the Nios® II SBT for Eclipse, follow the steps below:

1. Download CDT 8.8.1 which is Eclipse C/C++ IDE for Mars.2

Note: Try the mirror links if the main source link doesn't work.

2. Extract the downloaded file into <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin.  You should see the <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse folder after extraction is done.

3. Rename the <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse folder to <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2

4. Extract the <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/ (or tar.gz for Linux) to <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin. The extraction will override files in <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2. 

5. Verify the extraction is done correctly by making sure you see the <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/eclipse_nios2/plugin_customization.ini file

6. You can now launch Nios II SBT for Eclipse via eclipse-nios2.exe


The instructions are included in the <Intel Quartus installation directory>/nios2eds/bin/README.

This information will be included in the future release version of Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing User Guide.