What's New in Intel® Quartus® Prime Software

Power and Performance

Intel® Agilex™ Device Support

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v21.3 supports the Intel® Agilex™ device family. These innovative FPGAs leverage heterogeneous 3D system-in-package (SiP) technology to integrate Intel’s first FPGA fabric built on 10 nm SuperFin Technology and 2nd Generation Intel® Hyperflex™ FPGA Architecture to deliver up to 45% higher performance (geomean vs. Intel® Stratix® 10)1 or up to 40% lower power.1

Compilation Strategies

Nios® V

Nios V is the next generation softcore processor for Intel® FPGAs, based on the RISC-V instruction set architecture. It leverages the fast-growing open-source ecosystem for RISC-V based processors.

  • The first variant is the Nios V/m
  • Based on the RISC-V:RV32IA classification
  • 32-bit ISA
  • 5-stage pipeline
  • AXI4 interfaces
  • Intel Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) and uC/OS-II support
  • More than 5x the performance of the Nios® II/e core

Ease of Use

Design Assistant / Snapshot Viewer

New Reports

Debug Tools

Tile Interface Planner

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Tile Interface Planner is a new feature that helps you to quickly place component IP in legal tile locations of F-tile. Tile Interface Planner is an interactive floorplanning tool that simplifies legal placement of component IP on device tiles.

Tile Interface Planner displays your project component IP in a hierarchical tree view, next to a visual representation of the device tile segments. You can then locate the potential legal locations for each IP within the tile, place the IP at the location, and apply the placement constraints to the project for downstream Compiler stages.


Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition Software

The Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software from Mentor Graphics (A Siemens EDA company) is here! Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition is the core simulation and debug engine of the Questa Verification Solution providing the latest in FPGA simulation technology. Questa-Intel FPGA Edition has up to 2.5x speedup for Verilog and 1.25x speedup for VHDL over the ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Edition software. It is a full 64-bit version with support for both Windows 10 and Linux.

Documentation and Support

Find technical documentation, videos, and training courses for Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software.

Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex​. Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available ​updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Your costs and results may vary.