Three Intel® Quartus® Prime Editions to Meet Your System Design Requirements

Lite Edition

Standard Edition

Pro Edition

FREE, no license file required

Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite Edition software supports Intel’s low-cost FPGA device families.

Paid license required

Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition software includes the most extensive support for Intel’s latest FPGA device families and requires a subscription license.

Paid license required

Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition software supports the advanced features in Intel's next-generation FPGAs and SoCs, starting with the Intel Arria® 10 and Cyclone® 10 device family.

Compare Lite, Standard, and Pro Editions

  Quartus Prime Key Features Lite Edition (Free) Standard Edition ($) Pro Edition ($)
Device Support Stratix® series II-V    
Arria series II (1)    
Cyclone® series II-V  
10 LP  
10 GX    
MAX® series  
Design Entry Multiprocessor support  
IP Base Suite Available for purchase
Intel Qsys system integration tool  
Qsys Pro system integration tool    
Rapid Recompile   (2)
BluePrint Platform Designer    
Functional Simulation   ModelSim*-Intel FPGA Starter Edition software
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software (3) (3) (3)
Synthesis Industry-standard language for design portability
Placement and Routing Fitter (Place and Route)
Incremental Optimization    
Hybrid Placer    (4)
Design Flow Partial Reconfiguration   (5)

Timing and

Power Verification

TimeQuest Static Timing Analyzer
Power Analyzer
In-System Debug   SignalTap™ II Logic Analyzer
Transceiver toolkit  
JNEye link analysis tool  

Operating System (OS)


Windows*/Linux* 64 bit support
Add-On Development Tools Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ (3) (3) (3)
DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs (3) (3) (3)
Nios® II Embedded Design Suite
Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite
Price   Free


Fixed - $2,995

Float -  $3,995


Fixed - $3,995

Float -  $4,995


(Includes Standard Edition license)

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1. The only Arria II FPGA supported is the EP2AGX45 device.

2. Available for Stratix V, Arria V, and Cyclone V devices.

3. Requires an additional license.

4. Available for Arria 10, Stratix V, Arria V, and Cyclone V devices.

5. Available for Cyclone V and Stratix V devices only.

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