Three 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 supports Intel®’s low-cost FPGA device families.

Paid license required

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

Compare Lite, Standard, and Pro Editions

  Quartus Prime Key Features Lite Edition (Free) Standard Edition ($) Pro Edition ($)
Device Support Cyclone®, MAX®, and Arria II device support (1)  
Arria and Stratix® device support    
Arria 10 device support  
Design Entry Multiprocessor support  
IP Base Suite Available for purchase
Qsys Pro    
Rapid Recompile   (2)
BluePrint Platform Designer    
Partial Reconfiguration (Arria 10)    
Functional Simulation   ModelSim*-Intel Starter Edition software
ModelSim*-Intel FPGA Edition software (3) (3) (3)
Synthesis Spectra-Q™ Synthesis     
Placement and Routing Fitter (Place and Route)  
Incremental Optimization (New Early Place Stage in v16.1)    
Spectra-Q Hybrid Placer    (4)
Spectra-Q Router   (4)

Timing and

Power Verification

TimeQuest Static Timing Analyzer
PowerPlay 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 Design 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. Not available for Arria 10 devices.

3. Requires an additional license.

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