Quartus® Prime Pro Edition: Version 24.1 Software and Device Support Release Notes

ID 683706
Date 4/01/2024

1.1. New Features and Enhancements

Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software Version 24.1 includes functional and security updates. Keep your software up-to-date and follow the technical recommendations that help to improve the security of your Quartus® Prime installation.

New Quartus® Prime Device Support and Device Support Enhancements

New Quartus® Prime Installation and Licensing Features and Enhancements

  • Enabled bitstream generation when you have a 30-day evaluation license.
  • Added no-cost licensing for Agilex™ 5 E-Series devices. This license is provided automatically when you select Get Agilex 5 E-Series no-cost license option in either the License Setup Required dialog box or in the License Setup tool in the Quartus® Prime software.
  • Released a new version (v11.19.5.0) of the FlexLM license daemons for Intel FPGA software.

    If you use a floating license, upgrade your license daemons before the next release of Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.

  • Enhanced the Quartus® Prime installer:
    • Enabled offline installation from downloaded files without the need for internet access.
    • Enabled the ability to update an existing installation from the installer.
    • Added ability to delete downloaded files after installation.

New Quartus® Prime GUI Features and Enhancements

  • (Preproduction) Added the Exploration Dashboard to allows you to coordinate and view the compilation and timing results from multiple projects running on separate instances of Quartus® Prime software.
  • Added ability to directly launch an IP example design in the Quartus® Prime GUI from the Generate Example Design dialog bog in Platform Designer.
  • Added ability to launch simulation from the Quartus® Prime GUI with the Tools > Run Simulation menu item.

New Compilation Features and Enhancements

  • Added the precompiled component (PCC) generation flow compilation stage to help reduce Synthesis compile time.

New Synthesis Features and Enhancements

  • Added an RTL linter tool to help migrate RTL files from Quartus® Prime Standard Edition that might not conform to Verilog/VHDL standards. The RTL linter checks your RTL code without performing full synthesis and can help speed your migration to Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.
  • Improved RAM inference.
  • Added ability to suppress warnings in RTL modules that are known to be good.

New Platform Designer Features and Enhancements

  • Added a new Board Migration dialog box to simplify preset adaptation during the board migration process.

New Timing Analyzer Features and Enhancements

  • Enhanced Timing Analyzer as follows:
    • New scripting options for timing analysis and SDC scripting

    • New sign-off capability for certain kinds of combinational loops

      New visualization convenience for timing in Chip Planner and in the asynchronous CDC report

New Advanced Link Analyzer Features and Enhancements

  • Added Link Builder:
    • New UI allows automatic channel/device import and schematic creation
    • Automatic link establishment with multiple S-parameters or multi-lane S-parameter for victim and crosstalk signal paths
  • Added High DPI monitor support for automatic DPI detection and GUI scaling
  • Enhanced the Data Viewer to Improve FEC code word error analysis result presentation

New Nios® V Processor Features and Enhancements

  • Added flash option for  Nios® V Read-Only Zip File System - SDM Active Serial Configuration Flash.
  • Added Hierarchical BSP support.
  • Enhanced Nios® V software imports in Ashling RiscFree* Ashling RiscFree for Intel FPGAs.

Bug Fixes

Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software Version 24.1 also include bug fixes. Review Software Issues Resolved and Software Patches Included in this Release to see if this version contains fixes for or otherwise resolves any of your customer service ( Intel® Premier Support) requests.