Here are Altera’s design software for FPGA, CPLD, and structured ASIC devices.
- Quartus(R) II
Quartus II design software provides the most advanced suite of tools for system-level design, embedded software programming, FPGA and CPLD design, synthesis, place-and-route, verification, and device programming. Quartus II software supports all of Altera’s latest device families. Quartus II software is included in Altera software subscriptions.
- Quartus II Web Edition
Quartus II Web Edition software is a subset of Quartus II software that provides support for the Cyclone(TM) II, Cyclone, MAX(R) II, Stratix(R) II, Stratix, Excalibur(TM), APEX(TM) II, APEX 20KE, FLEX(R) 10KE, FLEX 10KA, FLEX 10K(R), ACEX(R) 1K, FLEX 6000, MAX 7000B, MAX 7000AE, MAX 7000S, and MAX 3000A devices. Quartus II Web Edition software can be downloaded from the Altera web site or installed from the Quartus II Web Edition Software Suite CD-ROM.
- SOPC Builder
SOPC Builder is an automated system development tool that dramatically simplifies the task of creating high-performance system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) designs. SOPC Builder is included as part of Quartus II Subscription Edition and Quartus II Web Edition software products.
The ModelSim-Altera software is an Altera-specific version of the Model Technology(TM) ModelSim simulation software, which supports behavioral simulation and testbenches for VHDL or Verilog hardware description languages (HDLs). The ModelSim-Altera software is included with Altera software subscriptions.
- Nios(R) II IDE
The Nios II Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is the primary software development tool for the Nios II family of embedded processors. All software development tasks can be accomplished within the Nios II IDE, including editing, building, and debugging programs. The Nios II IDE provides a consistent development platform that works for all Nios II processor systems. With a PC, an Altera(R) FPGA, and a JTAG download cable, software developers have everything needed to write programs for, and communicate with, any Nios II processor system.