Operating System Support

Table 1 lists the operating system (OS) support for the Intel® Quartus® Pro Edition Software, Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition Software, Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition Software, Questa* Intel® FPGA Edition Software, Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS), DSP Builder for Intel® FPGAs, and Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ software technology.

Table 1: OS Support for Intel® FPGA Complete Design Suite Version 22.1

Software Windows* 10

Windows Server*

2016 Enterprise

Windows Server*

2019 Enterprise

Red Hat* Enterprise

Linux* 8.2

CentOS* 8.2 SUSE* SLE 12 SUSE* SLE 15 Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu* 20 LTS

Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition
Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition
Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition
Intel® HLS Compiler Pro
- - - - - -
Questa* Intel® FPGA Edition (Pro and Standard) - - -
-
- -
Nios II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) (Pro and Standard) - - - - - - -
DSP Builder for Intel® FPGAs (Pro)
Intel Quartus Prime Stand-Alone Programmer (Standard and Pro)
Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ (Pro)
- - -
-
-
Intel® Advanced Link Analyzer (Pro and Standard) - - - - - -

Notes:

Starting with Intel® Quartus® Prime Software version 14.0, Intel® FPGA Software only supports 64-bit versions of the OS listed in Table 1, unless specified. The 32-bit library files are required to run the software on Linux* 64-bit platforms.

32-bit stand-alone programmer is only supported in Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition Software version 18.1 and prior only.

Red Hat* 5 support is dropped since Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition Software version 18.0 onwards.

Starting with Nios II EDS in Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition Software version 19.2 and Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition Software version 19.1, the Cygwin* component in the Windows* version of Nios II EDS has been removed and replaced with Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). For installation instructions, refer to the Installing WSL on the Windows section in the Nios II software Developer Handbook. For machines installed with McAfee* Endpoint Security, the minimum requirement is Windows 10 version 1809 (OS build 17763). If you are using a network drive for the Nios II EDS, the minimum requirement is Windows 10 version 1903 (OS build 18362).

The Intel Quartus Prime Standard and Pro Editions are no longer supported under Windows 7 and replaced with Windows 10. For Windows users, you will need to download and install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) for Windows Server as well as Windows 10.

DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs depends on MATLAB* (DSPB is effectively a plugin for MATLAB) so the true set of DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs supported OS is a restricted subset and refer users to the MathWorks* OS support webpage.

As of Intel Quartus Prime Software version 20.3, the Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) is no longer available. The components that comprised the SoC EDS are now available only through GitHub*. For details, see the Intel Download Center for FPGAs.

Starting with Intel Quartus Prime Software version 21.3, Intel FPGA software supports Questa*-Intel FPGA Edition and ModelSim Intel FPGA Starter Edition is dropped.

For more information about software system requirements, refer to the following pages:

For information about system memory requirements for designs targeting different Intel FPGA architectures, refer to:

For detailed information, refer to the readme.txt files in Table 2.

Table 2 lists the release notes and readme.txt files for current and past Intel Quartus Software versions along with the corresponding ModelSim Intel FPGA software versions.

Table 2: Release Notes and readme.txt Files

Intel Quartus Prime Software Version

ModelSim*-Intel FPGA and Questa*-Intel FPGA Edition Software Version

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v22.1

Questa*-Intel FPGA Edition version 2022.1 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.4 Questa*-Intel FPGA Edition version 2021.3 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.3

Questa Intel FPGA Edition version 2021.2 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.2

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2021.1 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2021.1 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.4

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2020.3 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.3

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2020.3 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.2

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2019.2 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2019.2 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2020.1 (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.4

ModelSim Intel FPGA 2019.2 (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.3

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.2

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim Intel FPGA Edition version 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v18.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.6d (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v18.0

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.6c (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v17.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.5c (Intel Quartus Prime Pro software compatible)

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.5b (Intel Quartus Prime Standard software compatible)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v17.0

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.5c

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v16.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.5b

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v16.0

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.4d

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v15.1

ModelSim Intel FPGA 10.4b

Table 3: OS Support for Intel Quartus Prime Software

Intel Quartus Prime Software Version

Operating System Support

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v22.1
  • CentOS(*) Linux 8.2
  • Red Hat(*) Enterprise Linux(*) 8.2
  • SUSE(*) Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3
  • Ubuntu(*) 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Windows(*) 10 (version 1607 or later)
  • Windows Server(*) 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.4

  • CentOS(*) 7.7
  • CentOS 8.2
  • Red Hat(*) Enterprise Linux(*) 7.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • SUSE(*) Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.0 LTS
  • Ubuntu(*) 16.04.06
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Windows(*) 10
  • Windows Server(*) 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.3

  • CentOS(*) 7.7
  • CentOS 8.2
  • Red Hat(*) Enterprise Linux(*) 7.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • SUSE(*) Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.0 LTS
  • Ubuntu(*) 16.04.06
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Windows(*) 10
  • Windows Server(*) 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.2

  • CentOS(*) 7.7
  • CentOS 8.2
  • Red Hat(*) Enterprise Linux(*) 7.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • SUSE(*) Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.0 LTS
  • Ubuntu(*) 16.04.06
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Windows(*) 10
  • Windows Server(*) 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v21.1

  • CentOS(*) 7.7
  • CentOS 8.2
  • Red Hat(*) Enterprise Linux(*) 7.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • SUSE(*) Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.0 LTS
  • Ubuntu(*) 16.04.06
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Windows(*) 10
  • Windows Server(*) 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.4

  • CentOS(*) 7.7
  • CentOS 8.2
  • Red Hat(*) Enterprise Linux(*) 7.7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2
  • SUSE(*) Linux Enterprise Server 12.0 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15.0 LTS
  • Ubuntu(*) 16.04.06
  • Ubuntu 18.04.01
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Windows(*) 10
  • Windows Server(*) 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.3

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1 SP1
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.2

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1 SP1
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v20.1

  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1 SP1
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.4

  • Windows 7 SP1(64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64 bit)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.3

  • Windows 7 SP1(64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2016 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (64 bit)
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12.1 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64 bit)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.2

  • Windows 7 SP1(64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (64 bit)
  • SUSE LES 12.1 (SP1)
  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (64 bit)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v19.1

  • Windows 7 SP1(64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (64 bit)
  • SUSE LES 12.1 (SP1)
  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (64 bit)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v18.1

  • Windows 7 SP1(64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64 bit)
  • SUSE SLE 12
  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (64 bit)

Intel Quartus Prime Design Software v18.0

  • Windows 7 SP1(64 bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (64 bit)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64 bit)
  • SUSE SLE 12
  • Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (64 bit)
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (64 bit)

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