CAD: Intel FPGA Development Tools (formerly Altera)

CAD: Intel FPGA Development Tools (formerly Altera)
Minimum Subscription Required:


The Intel FPGA Development tools include the following software:

  • Quartus Prime (both Standard and Pro. Edition)—provides a complete, multi-platform design environment for Intel FPGA, SoCs, and CPLDs. It includes tools to enable users to perform from design entry and synthesis to optimization, verification, and simulation, including partial reconfiguration for the supported device families such as Stratix V and Arria 10.
  • Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL—allows users to implement accelerating algorithms/functions in OpenCL C, an ANSI C-based language with additional OpenCL constructs, and then produce FPGA image and implement it onto FPGAs. It enables easy implementation of applications onto FPGAs by abstracting away the complexities of FPGA design.
  • Nios II EDS—provides comprehensive environment for developing and debugging software applications for Nios II embedded systems.
  • ModelSim Intel FPGA Starter Edition—provides the simulation environment for user's design.
  • DSP Builder—working together with Mathworks Simulink tool, provides users with the capability of designing DSP systems from system definition and simulation to system implementation.

The Intel FPGA Development tools is an essential part of several CMC-supported FPGA-based Development System environments and is provided at no cost to Designer and Prototyping Subscribers to enable effective use of these systems. More information on the Intel FPGA Development tools is available from:

Note: You will be contacted with specific installation instructions once the order has been processed, which will be completed within 1 business day.

Technical Details


Software Version 19.1
Operating System Windows 7, Linux
Bit Level 64-bit
Software Access Via Altera/Intel web site
Software Access Key Via CMC Microsystems CADPass software
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What You Get

  • Faculty with a Professor Research Subscription receive access that allows you, your students, and your research staff to access Intel FPGA Development tools  software.
  • Five concurrent use instances per tool from the subscriber’s research team, to access a shared license pool.
  • Access for one year 



Licensing Requirements or Restrictions

  • Use of this design tool is restricted to university research only.
  • Access to the software license keys are limited to faculty, their graduate students, and research staff.
  • Any NDN university Professor Research Subscriber is authorized to access this product.

Contact our Licensing Administrator at 613-530-4787 or for more information.

Acknowledging CMC

If your research benefits from products and services provided by CMC Microsystems, please acknowledge this support in any publications about your work. For more information, please visit Acknowledge CMC.