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Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools

Release date: June, 2012

Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0

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Download Option 1: Individual Files

Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools Platform File Name Size
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy ToolsWindows 12.0_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: 04c3752cc3f9ca7a1e699b2fa790f897
140 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 2
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Windows 12.0sp2_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: 20cfc5d86a9eff9b33b783093588f538
22 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 1
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Windows 12.0sp1_legacy_nios2_windows.exe
MD5: af5419bd4b639c5ce0c034e06c4f80e4
19 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy ToolsLinux 12.0_legacy_nios2_linux.tar.gz
MD5: a8bff69b5d6b826d074b8179877ca176
466 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 2
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Linux 12.0sp2_legacy_nios2_linux.tar.gz
MD5: ca2489aa7f5af1128f80dbf0bc5c8eab
22 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools
Service Pack 1
Requires full installation of Nios II v12.0
Linux 12.0sp1_legacy_nios2_linux.tar.gz
MD5: 63069d1c1f702cd015448069b56d7988
22 MB

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Download Option 2: DVD .iso File

Use a DVD image to create your own installation DVD to install Altera software and device support if you do not have consistent Internet access or you require a DVD. You download one large file and use it to create an installation DVD.

Platform File Name Size
ACDS v12.0 Windows DVD (ISO) Windows 12.0_acds_windows.iso
MD5: 4a12ab854d8348be343b7800bb8919a1
12.0_acds_devices.iso
MD5: 44238cc6e224b923fb18b679fbd7850c
2.0 GB

6.3 GB

ACDS v12.0 Linux DVD (ISO) Linux 12.0_acds_linux.iso
MD5: 1129f5c46b6bed189f0238074ae6ef87
12.0_acds_devices.iso
MD5: 44238cc6e224b923fb18b679fbd7850c
3.5 GB

6.3 GB


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Service Packs: Quartus II

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  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0 Service Pack 2
    Requires Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0
  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0 Service Pack 1
    Requires Nios II Embedded Design Suite v12.0
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    Licensing

    Nios II Processor: To obtain a time-unlimited license file for the Nios II processor, you must purchase either a standalone Nios II processor core license (ordering code: IP-NIOS) or the Embedded IP Suite (ordering code: IPS-EMBEDDED). Contact your local Altera® representative or use Altera software sales support page to order today.

    Nios II C-to-Hardware Acceleration Compiler: You can create, compile, and generate time-limited Nios II processor systems and hardware accelerators generated by the Nios II C2H Acceleration Compiler without obtaining a license file by using the OpenCore Plus evaluation feature. You must obtain a license for the Nios II processor core (ordering code: IP-NIOS) and Nios II C2H Acceleration Compiler (ordering code: IPT-C2H-NIOS) to generate time-unlimited programming files and flash programming files. Contact your local Altera representative or use Altera software sales support page to order today. You do not need a license if you are only developing software using the Nios II Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

    Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS: You can develop software for any of the Nios II development kits using the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS. To generate software to run on other boards, or ship in a product, you must obtain a license. To obtain a license for the Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS, contact Micrium today.

    Download Notes

    1. View installation instructions for all operating systems.
    2. View online demonstrations for Nios II processors.
    3. Support
      • The Nios II Embedded Design Suite Support web page can help with questions or problems that are not answered by the information provided here.
      • The Knowledge Base uses natural language-processing technology to search all available technical documentation to answer your questions directly. The Knowledge Base also allows you to ask your exact questions online to solve technical queries
      • The Altera mySupport page tracks your technical issues online.
      • The Nios Forum section of the Altera Forum allows you to find answers to many questions related to the Nios II processor.

    Legal Notice

    Altera's MegaCore® Function License Agreement governs the installation and use of the Nios II software. The Altera Program License Subscription Agreement governs the installation and use of Quartus II Web Edition software.