Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

ID 683472
Date 4/03/2023

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4.1. Software Available in the FPGA Software Download Center

  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro, Standard, and Lite Edition software1 (includes the Nios® II EDS plug-in and IP Library)
    • Starting with Nios II EDS in the 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 now uses Windows* Subsystem for Linux version 1 (WSL 1).
    • Starting with Nios® II EDS version 19.1, the Nios® II EDS requires the Eclipse IDE component to be manually installed.
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime Help
  • Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software2
  • DSP Builder for Intel® FPGAs
  • FLEXlm license server software
  • Intel® Advanced Link Analyzer
  • Stand-alone Intel® Quartus® Prime Programmer and Tools1
  • Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ 3 4
  • Intel® High Level Synthesis Compiler
  • Intel® FPGA Power and Thermal Calculator
  • Ashling RiscFree* Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Intel® FPGAs5

You must install device support for Intel Agilex® 7, Intel® eASIC™ N5X, Stratix® , Arria® , Cyclone® , or MAX® device families as part of the Intel® Quartus® Prime installation.

Note: You can also obtain older versions of software and legacy software from the Download Center. However, 13.0 and older releases are discontinued. For more information about this software discontinuation, refer to Custom Advisory ADV2011 document.
1 This product includes software derived from the RSA Data Security, Inc. Secure Hash Algorithm-1 (SHA-1).
2 Download this product using the instructions in Downloading Individual Executable Files.
3 The Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ is based on a published Khronos Specification, and has passed the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at
4 OpenCL™ and the OpenCL logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. used by permission of the Khronos Group™.
5 Ashling RiscFree* IDE for Intel® FPGAs support debugging for Nios® V and HPS but not for Nios® II EDS.