Intel® FPGA Programming Software

The Intel® Quartus® Prime software and MAX+PLUS® II software are Intel® tools that provide compiler, simulation, and programming capabilities. A designer without the full version of the Intel Quartus Prime software or the MAX+PLUS II software can use the stand-alone versions of the programmer to program, verify, and examine Intel devices. The Intel Quartus Prime software supports all current Intel programming hardware.

While the Intel Quartus Prime software supports most of the Intel device families supported by the MAX+PLUS II software, it does not support obsolete devices or packages. Table 1 lists the devices supported by these two software tools.

Table 1. Device Support Comparison

Device

Intel Quartus Prime Software

MAX+PLUS II Software

Intel® Stratix® Family

 

Intel® Cyclone® Family

 

Mercury

 

ACEX 1K

APEX II

 

APEX 20K

 

APEX 20KE

 

APEX 20KC

 

FLEX 10K

1

FLEX 10KA

FLEX 10KE

2

FLEX 8000

 

FLEX 6000

MAX® II

 

MAX 9000

 

MAX 7000A

MAX 7000B

MAX 7000S

MAX 3000A

Excalibur

Serial Configuration Devices

 

Enhanced Configuration Devices

3

3

Notes:

  1. FPGA packages (represented as package type G in the ordering code) are not supported in the Intel Quartus Prime software.
  2. Some packages are not supported.
  3. Some devices are not supported.