Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

ID 683472
Date 4/09/2024
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4.1. Installing Intel® FPGA Software Through Quartus® Prime Installer

The Quartus® Prime Installer is a light-weight application that allows you to download and install various development tools and FPGA device files that the Quartus® Prime software supports for a fresh installation, or add components or devices to an existing installation. For more information, refer to Accessing the Quartus Prime Installer.
Figure 4.  Quartus® Prime Installer GUI
  • The Auto install after download and After-install actions options are enabled by default when you launch the GUI. However, the Agree to the Intel License Agreement is disabled by default. You must enable it to proceed with software download and installation.
    • If you want to review the license agreement, click the Intel License Agreement link to view it in your default browser.
    • If you choose to turn off the Auto install after download option, then After-install actions options are disabled, and only the Download button becomes available, allowing you to download selected components that you can install manually.
    • If your installation directory contains a matched version of Quartus® Prime software, the installer changes into the update mode, allowing you to install additional components or uninstall components. If the installation directory does not contain a matched version of the Quartus® Prime software, the installer displays an error when you click the Download & Install button.
    • If you are downloading for a platform (Linux or Windows) other than the one your system is running on, the Auto install after download option is disabled, and the tooltip shows why it is disabled.