Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 4/03/2023

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3.3. Software Requirements

Installing Intel® FPGA software requires the following minimum third-party software:
  • One of the following browsers with an Internet connection for Intel® Quartus® Prime software Internet resources:
    Deprecation Notice: Support for Microsoft* Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop browser has ended as on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.
    • Mozilla Firefox version 3.6 or later
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
  • Other requirements depend on your OS:
Table 1.  Prerequisites for all Intel® FPGA Software
OS Prerequisite
Any Linux OS distribution KDE or GNOME window manager (version included with your Linux distribution)
Native XServer software
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8 Install the following RPM packages:
  • X Windows libraries: make, libX11.i686, libXau.i686, libXdmcp.i686, libXext.i686, libXft-devel.i686, libXft.i686, libXrender.i686, libXt.i686, and libXtst.i686
  • For RHEL 8: libnsl and ncurses-compat-libs
  • GIMP toolkit: GTK+2
SUSE 12 Enterprise operating system Install the 64-bit library.

Obtain equivalent or substitute packages listed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or above.

Ubuntu Enterprise Linux Install libc6:i386, libncurses6:i386, libxtst6:i386, libxft2:i386, libstdc++6:i386, libc6-dev-i386, lib32z1, libncurses5-dev:i386, libbz2-1.0:i386, and libpng12 libraries (see note below).
  • For Ubuntu 18.04, additionally install libqt5xml5 and liblzma-dev libraries.
  • For Ubuntu 18, libpng12 library is no longer available. Install it using the following commands:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linuxuprising/libpng12
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install libpng12-0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable Package (x64)
    Note: The installation of Intel® Quartus® Prime software installs the Microsoft Visual C++ package automatically if not already installed.
  • Install any of the unzipping tools, such as WinZip*, 7-Zip*, or WinRAR*, to extract the tar files if you download combined-files packages.