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Nios II Embedded Design Suite Legacy Tools

Release date: November, 2009

Nios II Embedded Design Suite, Version 9.1

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Nios II Embedded Design Suite Platform File Name Size
Nios II Embedded Design SuiteWindows 91_nios2eds_windows.exe

563 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite
Service Pack 2
Includes Nios II v9.1
Windows 91sp2_nios2eds_windows.exe

13 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite
Service Pack 1
Includes Nios II v9.1
Windows 91sp1_nios2eds_windows.exe

13 MB
Nios II Embedded Design SuiteLinux 91_nios2eds_linux.tar

668 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite
Service Pack 2
Includes Nios II v9.1
Linux 91sp2_nios2eds_linux.tar

10 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite
Service Pack 1
Includes Nios II v9.1
Linux 91sp1_nios2eds_linux.tar

10 MB

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Other Individual Download Files:

Service Packs: Quartus II

  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v9.1 Service Pack 2
    Includes Nios II Embedded Design Suite v9.1
    • Additional device support for Cyclone® IV GX and E, Arria II GX, Stratix IV GT and E
    • Contains fixes for an issue for customers using the Altera Vectored Interrupt Controller (VIC) along with the Nios II Enhanced Interrupt Controller (EIC) port provided in the ACDS 9.1 release. This issue does not affect users who are using the (default) Nios II internal interrupt controller.

    You must update Quartus II software version 9.1 to service pack 2 to use the Nios II Embedded Design Suite version 9.1 service pack 2.

    Download Quartus II Subscription Edition version 9.1 service pack 2 (downloadable patch)
    Download Quartus II Web Edition version 9.1 service pack 2 (full Quartus II software download)

  • Nios II Embedded Design Suite v9.1 Service Pack 1
    Includes Nios II Embedded Design Suite v9.1
    • Additional device support for Cyclone® IV GX and Cyclone IV E devices
    • Version number of the Nios II Embedded Design Suite is incremented to reflect the service pack

    You must update Quartus II software version 9.1 to service pack 1 to use the Nios II Embedded Design Suite version 9.1 service pack 1.

    Download Quartus II Subscription Edition version 9.1 service pack 1 (downloadable patch)
    Download Quartus II Web Edition version 9.1 service pack 1 (full Quartus II software download)

    System Requirements

    Table 1. System Requirements
    Requirement Type
    Operating System

    Windows Vista (32 bits)
    Windows XP (32 bits)
    Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4/5 (32/64 bits)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise 9/10 (32/64 bits)

    Disk Space To download and uncompress all files, requires 4 Gbytes of free disk space. Installation requires an additional 5 Gbytes of disk space. You can delete the 4 Gbytes of download and uncompressed files from your hard drive after installation is complete.

    Features

    Table 2. Nios II EDS Features
    Feature Details
    Device Support

    Visit the Quartus II Software Subscription and Web Edition Comparisonpage for detailed device support information.

    Software Development Tools Support
    • Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse, debugger, drivers, and utilities (go to the Nios II embedded software tools page for complete details)
    • Nios II C-to-Hardware (C2H) compiler Evaluation
    • NicheStack TCP/IP Stack—Nios II Edition Evaluation
    • Micrium MicroC/OS-II RTOS Evaluation
    More Information Find detailed information on the Nios II processor web page. Find out what’s new in this release on the news page.

    Licensing

    Nios II Processor: To obtain a non-time-limited use license file for the Nios II processor, you must purchase a Nios II development kit or the stand-alone Nios II processor core license (ordering code: IP-NIOS). Contact your local Altera representative or use Altera Tools Support to order today.

    Nios II C2H Compiler: You can create, compile, and generate time-limited Nios II processor systems and hardware accelerators generated by the Nios II C2H 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 Compiler (ordering code: IPT-C2H-NIOS) to generate non-time-limited programming files and flash programming files. Contact your local Altera representative or use Altera Tools Support to order today. You do not need a license if you will only be developing software using the Nios II IDE.

    NicheStack TCP/IP Stack–Nios II Edition: You can develop software for any of the Nios II development kits using the NicheStack TCP/IP Stack, Nios II Edition evaluation. To generate software to run on other boards and/or ship in a product, you must obtain a license (ordering code: IPSW-TCP/IP-NIOS). Contact your local Altera representative or Altera Tools Support to order today.

    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 and/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

    • Installation Instructions: View installation instructions for all operating systems.
    • Online Demonstrations: View now.
    • 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.
      • Find Answers in the Altera support center uses natural language processing technology to search all available technical documentation to answer your questions directly. Find Answers solves technical queries because you can ask your exact questions online.
      • You can also benefit from the Altera mySupport online issue tracking system.
      • Additionally, you can find answers to many questions in the Nios Forum area of the Altera Forum.

    Legal Notice—Altera's MegaCore® License Agreement governs the installation and use of the Nios II software. The Software Subscription License Agreement governs the installation and use of the Quartus II Web Edition design software.