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Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools

Release date: June, 2012

Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0

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.

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Download Option 1: Individual Files

Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools Platform File Name Size
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy ToolsWindows 12.0_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: 04c3752cc3f9ca7a1e699b2fa790f897
140 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 2
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Windows 12.0sp2_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: 20cfc5d86a9eff9b33b783093588f538
22 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 1
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Windows 12.0sp1_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: af5419bd4b639c5ce0c034e06c4f80e4
19 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy ToolsLinux 12.0_legacy_nios2_linux.tar.gz
MD5: a8bff69b5d6b826d074b8179877ca176
466 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 2
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Linux 12.0sp2_legacy_nios2_linux.tar.gz
MD5: ca2489aa7f5af1128f80dbf0bc5c8eab
22 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 1
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Linux 12.0sp1_legacy_nios2_linux.tar.gz
MD5: 63069d1c1f702cd015448069b56d7988
22 MB

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Download Option 2: DVD .iso File

Use a DVD image to create your own installation DVD to install Altera software and device support if you do not have consistent Internet access or you require a DVD. You download one large file and use it to create an installation DVD.

Platform File Name Size
ACDS v12.0 Windows DVD (ISO) Windows 12.0_acds_windows.iso
MD5: 4a12ab854d8348be343b7800bb8919a1
12.0_acds_devices.iso
MD5: 44238cc6e224b923fb18b679fbd7850c
2.0 GB

6.3 GB

ACDS v12.0 Linux DVD (ISO) Linux 12.0_acds_linux.iso
MD5: 1129f5c46b6bed189f0238074ae6ef87
12.0_acds_devices.iso
MD5: 44238cc6e224b923fb18b679fbd7850c
3.5 GB

6.3 GB


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Service Packs: Quartus II

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  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0 Service Pack 2
    Requires Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0
  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0 Service Pack 1
    Requires Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0
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    Licensing

    Nios II Processor: To obtain a time-unlimited license file for the Nios II processor, you must purchase either a standalone Nios II processor core license (ordering code: IP-NIOS) or the Embedded IP Suite (ordering code: IPS-EMBEDDED). Contact your local Altera® representative or use Altera software sales support page to order today.

    Nios II C-to-Hardware Acceleration Compiler: You can create, compile, and generate time-limited Nios II processor systems and hardware accelerators generated by the Nios II C2H Acceleration 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 Acceleration Compiler (ordering code: IPT-C2H-NIOS) to generate time-unlimited programming files and flash programming files. Contact your local Altera representative or use Altera software sales support page to order today. You do not need a license if you are only developing software using the Nios II Integrated Development Environment (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, or ship in a product, you must obtain a license. To obtain a license for the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS, contact Micrium today.

    Download Notes

    1. View installation instructions for all operating systems.
    2. View online demonstrations for Nios II processors.
    3. Support
      • The Nios II Embedded Design Suite Support web page can help with questions or problems that are not answered by the information provided here.
      • The Knowledge Base uses natural language-processing technology to search all available technical documentation to answer your questions directly. The Knowledge Base also allows you to ask your exact questions online to solve technical queries
      • The Altera mySupport page tracks your technical issues online.
      • The Nios Forum section of the Altera Forum allows you to find answers to many questions related to the Nios II processor.

    Legal Notice

    Altera's MegaCore® Function License Agreement governs the installation and use of the Nios II software. The Altera Program License Subscription Agreement governs the installation and use of Quartus II Web Edition software.