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Operating System Support for Intel FPGA Software Version 16.0
Software Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.10 (64-bit) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 (64-bit)
Quartus Prime Pro Edition software
Quartus Prime Standard Edition software
Quartus Prime Lite Edition software
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software Requires 32-bit libraries Windows 8.0 Only
Requires 32-bit libraries
Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries
ModelSim-Intel FPGA Starter Edition software Requires 32-bit libraries Windows 8.0 Only
Requires 32-bit libraries
Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries Requires 32-bit libraries
Nios II EDS
DSP Builder
Quartus II Stand-Alone Programmer
SoC Embedded Design Suite
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL ™
JNEye
Minimum Disk Space for Intel FPGA Software Version 16.0
Software Minimum Disk Space
Quartus Prime Software 34 GB
Stand-Alone Programmer 2 GB
Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL 45 GB
SoC Embedded Design Suite 6 GB
JNEye 3 GB


Intel recommends that your system be configured to provide virtual memory equal to the recommended physical RAM that is required to process your design.


Recommended Physical RAM for Intel Devices 16.0
Family Recommended Physical RAM
Arria II GX 1.5-6 GB
II GZ 4-8 GB
V 6-16 GB
V GZ 8-16 GB
10 18-48 GB
Cyclone IV E 512 MB - 1.5 GB
IV GX 512 MB - 2 GB
V 6-8 GB
MAX II 512 MB
V 512 MB
10 FPGA 512 MB - 2 GB
Stratix IV 2-12 GB
V 8-28 GB
The Quartus Prime software version 16.0 supports the following EDA tools.
Synthesis Tools Version NativeLink Support
Mentor Graphics Precision 2015b
Synopsys® Synplify, Synplify Pro, and Synplify Premier 2015.09-SP1
Simulation Tools Version NativeLink Support
Aldec Active-HDL 10.2 (Windows only)
Aldec Riviera-PRO 2015.10
Cadence INCISIV Enterprise Simulator (IES) 14.2 (Linux only)
Mentor Graphics ModelSim® PE 10.4d
Mentor Graphics ModelSim® SE 10.4d
Mentor Graphics ModelSim-Intel FPGA 10.4d
Mentor Graphics Questa® 10.4d
Synopsys VCS and VCS MX 2014.12-SP1 (Linux only)
Formal Verification Tools
(Equivalence Checking)
Version NativeLink Support
Cadence Encouter Conformal 8.1


The DSP Builder software version 16.0 supports the following EDA tools.
Tools Version
MATLAB R2015a
R2014b
R2014a
R2013b
R2013a