Table 1 lists the operating system (OS) support for the Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, Quartus Prime Standard Edition software, Quartus Prime Lite 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 16.0 (1)

Software Windows
7 SP1

Windows 8.1

Windows 10 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
Quartus Prime Pro Edition software Check Check Check Check - Check
Quartus Prime Standard Edition software Check Check Check Check Check Check
Quartus Prime Lite Edition software

Check

Check Check Check Check Check
ModelSim-Altera Edition software

Check(2)

Check(2)(3) - Check(2) Check(2) Check(2)
ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition software Check(2) Check(2)(3) - Check(2) Check(2) Check(2)
Nios II EDS

Check

Check - Check Check Check
DSP Builder

Check

Check Check Check Check Check
Quartus Prime Stand-Alone Programmer

Check(4)

Check Check Check Check Check
SoC Embedded Design Suite

Check

- - - Check(2) Check(2)
Altera SDK for OpenCL

Check

Check Check - -

Check
JNEye

Check(4)

Check(4) Check(4) - - -

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.  Windows 8.0 only.
  4. 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:

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

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

Table 2: Release Notes and readme.txt Files

Quartus Software Version ModelSim-Altera Software Version

Quartus Prime Design Software v16.0

Modelsim-Altera 10.4d

Quartus Prime Design Software v15.1

Modelsim-Altera 10.4b

Quartus II Software v15.0

Modelsim-Altera 10.3d

Quartus II Software v14.1

Modelsim-Altera 10.1e

Quartus II Software v14.0 Modelsim-Altera 10.1e
Quartus II Software v13.1 Modelsim-Altera 10.1d
Quartus II Software v13.0 Modelsim-Altera 10.1d
Quartus II Software v12.1 Modelsim-Altera 10.1b
Quartus II Software v12.0 ModelSim-Altera 10.0d
Quartus II Software v11.1 ModelSim-Altera 10.0c
Quartus II Software v9.1 ModelSim-Altera 6.5b

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