MAX+PLUS II Version 8.21 Update


All MAX+PLUS II software (including MAX+PLUS® II BASELINE Edition Version 10.2 & Student Edition Version 10.2, and MAX+PLUS II Software Updates versions 10.23 through 8.21) will no longer be available after 3/12/2021. MAX+PLUS II software 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 MAX+PLUS II software 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.

System RequirementsUpdate Details
Support NotesLegal Notice
Update FilesInstallation Instructions


Download MAX+PLUS II Version 8.21 Update
Operating SystemDownload File Size
Windows NT, Windows 95

Installation Instructions
8_21.exe810 KB
UNIX Platform-Specific Files
Solaris 2.5+

Also download the common file below.

Installation Instructions
8_21_solaris.tar.Z14.2 MB
UNIX Common File
Supports Solaris 2.5+8_21_common.tar214 KB

System Requirements

Operating SystemWindows NT, Windows 95
Solaris 2.5+
(Sun OS, HP-UX and AIX are not supported by this update)
Software VersionMAX+PLUS® II 8.2

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Software Update Details

This update can only be used with MAX+PLUS II version 8.2 for PCs or Sun Solaris UNIX workstations. Do not use this update with any other version or platform.

You should download and install this update (MAX+PLUS II version 8.21) if you wish to add the following support to MAX+PLUS II version 8.2.

  • Verilog HDL support for UNIX workstations with the Sun Solaris operating system
  • Full compilation, timing, and programming support for the following devices:
    • EPM7032SLC44-10
    • EPM7032SLC44-7
    • EPM7032STC44-10
    • EPM7032STC44-7
    • EPF6024AQC208-3
    • EPF6024AQC208-2
    • EPF6024AQC240-3
    • EPF6024AQC240-2
  • Updated files to resolve the following issues:
    • Missing Windows NT driver for the ByteBlasterTM download cable and Master Programming Unit (MPU) (for PCs only)
    • An erroneous clock skew error that may appear during static timing analysis of a design targeting EPF6024A devices
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Software Update Files

The update contains the following files for PCs:

  • partinfo.crf
  • pgm.dll
  • sn.dll
  • pgdmpu5.drv
  • pgdmpu6.drv
  • max2win.exe
  • maxplus2.exe
  • oemsetup.inf
  • template.jam
  • tmplt_7k.jam
  • tmplt_9k.jam
  • ep1800.pcf
  • ep600.pcf
  • m7032044.pcf
  • s7032044.pcf

The update contains the following files for UNIX workstations:

  • /common/partinfo.crf
  • /common/template.jam
  • /common/tmplt_7k.jam
  • /common/tmplt_9k.jam
  • /common/s7032044.pcf
  • /solaris/max2win
  • /solaris/maxplus2
  • /solaris/vlg.dll
  • /solaris/vlg.rxt
  • /solaris/

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If you have a question or problem that is not answered by the information provided here or in MAX+PLUS® II. Help, please inquire in the mySupport web site.

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Legal Notice

Altera's Software Subscription License Agreement governs installation and use of this software.