Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 4/09/2024
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4.6. Starting the Quartus® Prime Software

You can run the Quartus® Prime software on Windows* and Linux.

For versions that you purchase, the Quartus® Prime software prompts you for license information if it does not detect a license upon startup. You are prompted to evaluate, buy, or retrieve a license. The Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software provides the additional option of running the software in free mode for Cyclone® 10 GX devices only.

Note: You can evaluate the Quartus® Prime software at no cost for a period of time.

Starting the Intel® FPGA Software on Windows

Use any of the following methods to start Intel® FPGA software on Windows:

  • On the Windows* desktop, double-click the Intel® FPGA software icon.
  • On the Windows* Start menu, click Intel® FPGA <version number> <Lite/Standard/Pro> Edition > Quartus.
  • At a command prompt, type:

Starting the Intel® FPGA Software on Linux

Use the following method to start Intel® FPGA software on Linux:

  • Type the following at the command prompt:
Note: Starting the Quartus® Prime software in a platform-specific directory on Linux (for example, <installation-directory>/linux64/quartus/), can cause problems running the software.