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Operating System Support for Intel FPGA Software Version 15.0
Software Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise (64-bit)
Quartus II Subscription Edition software
Quartus II Web Edition software
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Starter Edition software Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries
Nios II EDS
DSP Builder
Quartus II Stand-Alone Programmer
Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL ™
Intel Advanced Link Analyzer 32-bit OS supported 32-bit OS supported
Minimum Disk Space for Intel FPGA Software Version 15.0
Software Minimum Disk Space
Quartus II Software 31 GB
Stand-Alone Programmer 2 GB
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL 15 GB
Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite 6 GB
Intel Advanced Link Analyzer 3 GB


Intel recommends that your system be configured to provide virtual memory equal to the recommended physical RAM that is required to process your design.


Recommended Physical RAM for Intel Devices 15.0
Family Recommended Physical RAM
Arria 10 28-48 GB
V GZ 8-16 GB
V 6-16 GB
II GZ 4-8 GB
II GX 1.5-6 GB
Cyclone V 6-8 GB
IV GX 512 MB - 2 GB
IV E 512 MB - 1.5 GB
MAX 10 512 MB - 2 GB
V 512 MB
II 512 MB
Stratix V 8-28 GB
IV 2-12 GB
The Quartus II software version 15.0 supports the following EDA tools.
Synthesis Tools Version NativeLink Support
Mentor Graphics Precision 2014b
Synopsys® Synplify, Synplify Pro, and Synplify Premier 2015.03
Simulation Tools Version NativeLink Support
Aldec Active-HDL 10.1 (Windows only)
Aldec Riviera-PRO 2014.10
Cadence INCISIV Enterprise Simulator (IES) 14.1 (Linux only)
Mentor Graphics ModelSim® PE 10.3d
Mentor Graphics ModelSim® SE 10.3d
Mentor Graphics ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.3d
Mentor Graphics Questa® 10.3d
Synopsys VCS and VCS MX 2014.03-SP1 (Linux only)
Formal Verification Tools
(Equivalence Checking)
Version NativeLink Support
Cadence Encouter Conformal 8.1


The DSP Builder software version 15.0 supports the following EDA tools.
Tools Version
MATLAB R2014b
R2014a
R2013b
R2013a
R2012b