MAX+PLUS II Advanced Synthesis Software Version 1.0


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.

MAX+PLUS II Advanced Synthesis Software Version 1.01

This software runs stand-alone from a command line or simple graphical user interface (GUI) to perform VHDL and Verilog hardware definition language (HDL) synthesis and output edif files that can be imported into MAX+PLUS® II or MAX+PLUS II BASELINE projects. Altera does not recommend that customers use the VHDL and Verilog HDL synthesis support included in the MAX+PLUS II software.

The MAX+PLUS II and MAX+PLUS II BASELINE software do support CPLDs and low-density FPGAs, however, the Quartus® II and no-cost Quartus II Web Edition software include integrated VHDL and Verilog synthesis support and provide better push-button performance and fitting results for supported families. Quartus II and Quartus II Web Edition software already include support for many device families previously only supported by the MAX+PLUS® II software, including the MAX® 3000A, MAX 7000AE, MAX 7000B, FLEX 10KE, ACEX 1K, and FLEX® 6000 families and selected support for devices from all of Altera's newest device families. The next releases of the Quartus II and Quartus II Web Edition software will also include support for the MAX 7000S and FLEX 10K® device families.


Download MAX+PLUS II Advanced Synthesis Software Version 1.01
Operating System Download File Size
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98

Installation Instructions
max2syn_101_pc.exe 15.3 MB
Solaris 2.6, 2.7, 8

Installation Instructions
max2syn_101_solaris.tar 19.2 MB

System Requirements

Operating System Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 , Windows 98
Solaris 2.6, 2.7, 8


Device Support The MAX+PLUS® II Advanced Synthesis Software includes support for all MAX+PLUS II device families except for the Classic™ devices.


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

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