Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Suite

Breaking the Barriers of FPGA Design.

The revolutionary Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software includes everything you need to design for Intel® FPGAs, SoCs, and CPLDs from design entry and synthesis to optimization, verification, and simulation. Dramatically increased capabilities on devices with multi-million logic elements are providing designers with the ideal platform to meet next-generation design opportunities.

Quartus Design Flow

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Software design flow comprises of the following high-level steps:

Simulation Tools

These pre-design tools allow you to evaluate performance, run behavioural simulation, and more.

What's New

Intel® Quartus® Prime Software v18.1 has improvements made across the three key areas that designers care about the most—performance1, productivity, and usability. Read about all the latest features in Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software Suite v18.1.

Features and Download

To compare different Intel® Quartus® Prime Editions, please visit the getting started page.

Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software is optimized to support the advanced features in next-generation FPGAs and SoCs with the Intel® Stratix® 10, Intel® Arria® 10, and Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX device families.

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Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition Software includes extensive support for earlier device families in addition to the Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP device family.

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Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite Edition

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite Edition software provides an ideal entry point to high-volume device families and is available as a free download with no license file required.

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Cloud Services

Accelerate your applications using Intel® FPGA programming tools on the cloud to program Intel® FPGAs in a high-performance computing environment provided by Nimbix. Intel provides the Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software, Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™, and the ModelSim*- Intel® FPGA edition software on the Nimbix* cloud platform.

Nimbix specializes in customizable computing services and provides a web interface to your virtual desktops, which enables you to use Intel® FPGA software from any computer.

How it works:

Benefits: With the availability of Intel® FPGA programming software on the cloud, you don’t have to worry about:

  • Upgrading your hardware: Deploy your designs on newer, bigger, better devices without upgrading your hardware, memory or servers. This cloud-based solution is ideal if your program requires massive amounts of compute power, and you would typically have had to build a rack of servers and optimize them for specific workloads. Access it all with the click of a button. 
  • Maintaining your hardware: Run your hardware acceleration without the ever-increasing cost and hassle of maintaining your hardware. The availability of Intel® FPGA tools on the cloud allows our customers to reduce costs by providing servers on-demand without making large capital investments.
  • Managing your licenses: With the simple pay-as-you-go model, simply log in, select the compute resource, and go! The Intel® Quartus® Prime Software usage will be billed along with the compute resource usage. To make it even better, the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software is currently free on the cloud!
  • Downloading and installing software: With the machine ready for you, we take care of the download and installation of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software for you. All you need to do is simply log in and access Intel® FPGA tools on the cloud.

To learn how to get started with the Intel® Quartus® Prime design software on the Nimbix cloud, watch this video.

For a step-by-step process on how to get started, refer to the Quick Start Guide for Intel® FPGA Development Tools on the Nimbix Cloud.

When you are ready, sign up to start using Intel® FPGA tools on the cloud.

Documentation and Support

Find technical documentation, videos, and training courses for Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software.

Product and Performance Information


Tests document performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit