This version of Nios II Embedded Design Suite software will no longer be available after 6/26/2020. This version does not include the latest functional and security updates and will not be supported. All versions are provided as is. Intel recommends that users of this version uninstall and discontinue use as soon as possible. Users should upgrade to the latest available software version for their device and follow the technical recommendations to help improve security.
If you do not have Internet access or if you require a DVD, you can download and use the DVD ISO file to create your own installation DVD for installing Altera's software and device support. You must first install the Altera Complete Design Suite (ACDS) software (Windows or Linux version) before you install the ACDS Devices software. You must install both the ACDS software (Windows or Linux version) and the ACDS Devices software.
Generates warning message with workaround instructions for issues caused when using the NicheStack TCP/IP network stack with the µC/OS-II board support package
You must update Quartus® II software version 10.0 to service pack 1 to use the Nios® II Embedded Design Suite version 10.0 service pack 1.
Download Quartus II Subscription Edition version 10.0 service pack 1 (downloadable patch) Download Quartus II Web Edition version 10.0 service pack 1 (full Quartus II software download)
Table 1. System Requirements
Windows Vista (32 bits)
Windows XP (32 bits)
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4/5 (32/64 bits)
SUSE Linux Enterprise 9/10 (32/64 bits)
To download and uncompress all files, requires 4 Gbytes of free disk space. Installation requires an additional 5 Gbytes of disk space. You can delete the 4 Gbytes of download and uncompressed files from your hard drive after installation is complete.
Nios II C2H Compiler: You can create, compile, and generate time-limited Nios II processor systems and hardware accelerators generated by the Nios II C2H Compiler without obtaining a license file by using the OpenCore Plus evaluation feature. You must obtain a license for the Nios II processor core (ordering code: IP-NIOS) and Nios II C2H Compiler (ordering code: IPT-C2H-NIOS) to generate non-time-limited programming files and flash programming files. Contact your local Altera representative or use Altera Tools Support to order today. You do not need a license if you will only be developing software using the Nios II IDE.
Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS: You can develop software for any of the Nios II development kits using the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS. To generate software to run on other boards and/or ship in a product, you must obtain a license. To obtain a license for the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS, contact Micrium today.
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