Quartus II Subscription Edition Download v8.0

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All-in-One Software Download

Windows Software Downloads (Now with MegaCore IP Library which includes the Nios II® Processor and OpenCore Plus for IP Evaluation) Download File Size
Altera Design Suite v8.0
Includes Quartus® II Subscription Edition Software v8.0, MegaCore® IP Library, Nios II Embedded Design Suite, and ModelSim®-Altera® Edition v6.1g for Quartus II v8.0
Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows XP (32/64-bit), and Windows 2000
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2.86 GB

Individual Software Downloads

Windows Software Downloads (Now with MegaCore IP Library which includes the Nios II® Processor and OpenCore Plus for IP Evaluation) Download File Size
Quartus® II Subscription Edition Software v8.0
Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows XP (32/64-bit), and Windows 2000
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2,106 MB
605 MB
Nios II Embedded Design Suite (1)
Windows XP (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit), and Windows 2000
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599 MB
2 MB
ModelSim®-Altera® Edition v6.1g for Quartus II v8.0
Windows XP and Windows 2000
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167 MB
108 MB
Linux Software Downloads (Now with MegaCore IP Library which includes the Nios II® Processor and OpenCore Plus for IP Evaluation)    
Quartus II Subscription Edition Software v8.0
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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2,414 MB
829 MB
Altera Installer for Linux Installations v8.0
Recommended when installing multiple software programs
(see details)
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Nios II Embedded Design Suite (1)
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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687 MB
2 MB
ModelSim-Altera Edition v6.1g for Quartus II v8.0
Red Hat Linux Enterprise 3/4 & SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (32/64-bit)
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244 MB
111 MB

Note:

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

Recommended Linux Download and Installation Instructions:

  1. Download the desired components. 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 software using the following command:
    tar xvf 80_quartus_linux.tar
  4. Execute the 'quartus/linux/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.
Select the appropriate options in the installation script to install the software.

System Requirements

Requirement Type
Operating System

Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
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)

Disk Space

A full installation of the Altera Complete Design Suite version 8.0 requires approximately 6.5 GB of available disk space on the drive or partition where you are installing the Altera Complete Design Suite and approximately 30 MB of available space on the drive that contains your TEMP directory (Windows only).

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.