Table 1 lists the operating system (OS) support for the Altera® Complete Design Suite tools, which includes Quartus® II Subscription Edition software, Quartus II Web Edition software, ModelSim®-Altera Edition software, ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition software, Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS), DSP Builder and Altera SDK for OpenCL.

Table 1: OS Support for Altera Complete Design Suite Version 15.0 (1)

Software Windows 7 SP1

Windows 8.1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise
Quartus II Subscription Edition software

Check

Check Check Check Check
Quartus II Web Edition software

Check

Check Check Check Check
ModelSim-Altera Edition software

Check(2)

- Check(2) Check(2) Check(2)
ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition software

Check(2)

- Check(2) Check(2) Check(2)
Nios II EDS

Check

Check Check Check Check
DSP Builder

Check

Check Check Check Check
Quartus II Stand-Alone Programmer

Check

Check Check Check Check
SoC Embedded Design Suite

Check

- Check(2) Check(2) -
Altera SDK for OpenCLTM *

Check

- -
Check -
JNEye

Check(3)

Check(3) - - -

Notes:

  1. Starting with ACDS v14.0, Altera software only supports 64-bit versions of the OS listed in Table 1, unless specified.
  2. The 32-bit library files are required to run the software on Linux 64-bit platforms.
  3. Both 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.

For more information about software system requirements, refer to the following pages:

For information about system memory requirements for designs targeting different Altera device architectures, refer to the Quartus II Software Device Support Release Notes (PDF).

For detailed information about the ACDS, refer to the Quartus II software readme.txt files in Table 2.

Table 2 lists the release notes and readme.txt files for current and past Quartus II software versions along with the corresponding ModelSim-Altera software versions.

Table 2: Release Notes and readme.txt Files for Quartus II Software and ModelSim-Altera Software

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* Product is based on a published Khronos Specification, and has passed the Khronos Conformance Testing Process. Current conformance status can be found at www.khronos.org/conformance.