Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 4/03/2023

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3.1. Minimum Hardware Requirements

Before installing the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, ensure your hardware conforms to these requirements.

For the most up-to-date FPGA software operating system requirements, refer to the Operating System Support page. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software requires:

  • A Windows* PC or Linux workstation.
  • A minimum CPU of 64-bit Intel® Nehalem (2008) or an AMD Bulldozer (2011) microarchitecture processor with SSE4.2 instruction set or later.
  • A monitor capable of at least 1024 x 768 display resolution.
  • At least 36 GB of free disk space to contain copies of uncompressed version installation files. For disk space requirements for individual software components or Intel® FPGA IP cores, follow these instructions:
    1. Visit the FPGA Software Download Center.
    2. Select the desired software product from the collection.
    3. Within the selected software product landing page, see System Requirements section. For additional memory recommendations, refer to the release notes under Documentation Links section.
    • Intel® recommends that your system be configured to provide virtual memory equal in size or larger than the recommended physical RAM size that is required to process your design.
    • The disk space may be significantly more based on the device families included in the install. Prior to installation, the disk space should be enough to hold both zipped tar files and uncompressed installation files. After successful installation, delete the downloaded zipped files and uncompressed zip files to release the disk space.