Quartus II Subscription Edition Download v7.2 & Service Pack 3

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For archived Quartus II documentation, refer to the Quartus II Handbook Archive and Quartus II Release Notes Archive.

Individual Software Downloads

Windows Software Downloads Download File Size
Quartus® II Subscription Edition Software v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
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1,551 MB
649 MB
MegaCore® IP Library (Includes Nios® II Processor & Service
Pack 3)

Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
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101 MB
50 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite & Service Pack 3 (1)
Windows XP and Windows 2000
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566 MB
32 MB
ModelSim®-Altera® Edition v6.1g for Quartus II v7.2 & Service
Pack 3

Windows XP and Windows 2000
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117 MB
62 MB
Linux Software Downloads    
Quartus II Subscription Edition Software v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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1,673 MB
784 MB
Altera Installer for Linux Installations v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Recommended when installing multiple software programs
(see details)
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MegaCore IP Library (Includes Nios II Processor & Service Pack 3)
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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127 MB
71 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite & Service Pack 3(1)
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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659 MB
23 MB
ModelSim-Altera Edition v6.1g for Quartus II v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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172 MB
63 MB
UNIX Software Downloads    
Quartus II Subscription Edition Software v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Solaris 8 and 9 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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1,751 MB
909 MB
Altera Installer for Unix Installations v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Recommended when installing multiple software programs
(see details)
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MegaCore IP Library (Includes Service Pack 3)
Solaris 8 and 9 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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101 MB
43 MB
ModelSim-Altera Edition v6.1g for Quartus II v7.2 & Service Pack 3
Solaris 8 and 9 (32-bit)
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173 MB
63 MB

Important Critical Issue Notice for all Quartus II software version 7.2 users running K Desktop Environment on Linux.

Note:

  1. To use the Nios II Processor Embedded Design Suite (EDS), you must first install both the Quartus II software and the MegaCore IP Library.

Recommended Linux and UNIX Download and Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the desired components. You may choose to download either the UNIX (Solaris) or Linux Quartus II software. Other components (Nios II EDS, MegaCore IP Library, and ModelSim-Altera software) can be downloaded as well.
  2. Ensure there is sufficient free disk space to contain copies of the uncompressed versions of these files.
  3. Extract the Quartus II Linux or Solaris software using the following command:
    tar xvf 72_quartus_linux.tar or tar xvf 72_quartus_solaris.tar
  4. Execute the 'quartus/solaris/install' script (extracted relative to the current directory).
  5. Follow the same procedure for each additional component (Nios II EDS, intellectual property, and ModelSim software), making sure to target the same base installation directory (e.g. /usr2/altera) so that each tool is at the same relative location.

Recommended Linux and Unix Download and Installation Instruction Using the Installer File:

  1. Download the desired components. The Altera Installer, Quartus II software, is required. Other components (Nios II EDS, MegaCore IP Library, and ModelSim-Altera software) are optional.
  2. Arrange all the downloaded files together in one directory. For install setup, ensure there is sufficient free disk space (approximately 4 Gbytes) to contain copies of the uncompressed versions of these files. An additional 5 Gbytes of disk space is required for software installation.
  3. Extract the Altera UNIX/Linux download installer using the following command:
    tar xvf 72_altera_installer.tar
  4. Execute the 'install_download' script that now resides in the current directory.
  5. Select the appropriate options in the installation script to install the software.
Select the appropriate options in the installation script to install the software.

System Requirements

Requirement Type
Operating System

Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows 2000
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32-bit and 64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Solaris 8 and 9 (32-bit and 64-bit)

Disk Space

To download and uncompress all files (Quartus II software, MegaCore IP Library, Nios II processor, and ModelSim-Altera software) 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.

Download Notes

  1. Support—If you have a question or problem that is not answered by the information provided here, contact Altera Applications through the mySupport website.
  2. Legal NoticeThe Altera Software Subscription License Agreement governs the installation and use of this software.