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Operating System Support for Intel FPGA Software Version 16.1(1)
Software Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 (64-bit)
Quartus Prime Pro Edition software (5)
Quartus Prime Standard Edition software (5)
Quartus Prime Lite Edition software (5)
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software (2) (2)(3) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2)
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Starter Edition software (2) (2)(3) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2)
DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs
Quartus II Stand-Alone Programmer
Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (2) (2)
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL ™
Intel Advanced Link Analyzer (4) (4) (4)

  1. Starting with ACDS v14.0, Intel FPGA software only supports 64 bit versions of the OS listed in Table, unless specified.
  2. The 32 bit library files are required to run the software on Linux 64 bit platforms.
  3. Windows 8.0 only.
  4. Both 32 bit and 64 bit are supported.
  5. Only KDE desktop manager is supported.
Minimum Disk Space for Intel FPGA Software Version 16.1
Software Minimum Disk Space
Quartus Prime Pro Edition 25 GB
Quartus Prime Standard Edition 36 GB
Quartus Prime Lite Edition 14 GB
Stand-Alone Programmer 1.7 GB
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL 45 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 16.1
Family Recommended Physical RAM
Arria 10 18-48 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 Prime software version 16.1 supports the following EDA tools.
Synthesis Tools Version NativeLink Support
Mentor Graphics Precision 2016a
Synopsys® Synplify, Synplify Pro, and Synplify Premier 2015.06.09
Simulation Tools Version NativeLink Support
Aldec Active-HDL 10.3 (Windows only)
Aldec Riviera-PRO 2015.10
Cadence INCISIV Enterprise Simulator (IES) 14.2 (Linux only)
Mentor Graphics ModelSim® PE 10.4d
Mentor Graphics ModelSim® SE 10.4d
Mentor Graphics ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.5b
Mentor Graphics Questa® 10.4d
Synopsys VCS and VCS MX 2014.12-SP1 (Linux only)
Formal Verification Tools
(Equivalence Checking)
Version NativeLink Support
Cadence Encouter Conformal 8.1

The DSP Builder software version 16.1 supports the following EDA tools.
Tools Version