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The Altera Quartus II software, the industry's number one software in performance and productivity for CPLD, FPGA, and HardCopy ASIC designs. Quartus II software delivers support for the latest 28-nm devices – the Arria V and Cyclone V devices – as well as enhancements to the Stratix V device support. Plan for success with System Console, a unique debug and monitoring solution. Other features include some enhancements to Qsys and a look at how software and hardware co-design will be enabled with the ARM-based system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices.
The Altera Quartus II design software provides a complete, multiplatform design environment that easily adapts to your specific design needs. It is a comprehensive environment for system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) design. The Quartus II software includes solutions for all phases of FPGA and CPLD design. In addition, the Quartus II software allows you to use the Quartus II graphical user interface and command-line interface for each phase of the design flow. You can use one of these interfaces for the entire flow, or you can use different options at different phases.
Featuring System Console is scalable, hardware debug and monitoring tool in Quartus II software. It provides an easy way to build GUI elements and connect them to hardware so that you can monitor performance, debug designs, and demonstrate design functionality. You can also debug your design anytime – in the lab, during simulation, or after the product has been shipped.
Simulation and system-level tools integrated with Quartus II software design flow are as follows:
The Qsys system integration tool saves significant time and effort in the FPGA design process by automatically generating interconnect logic to connect intellectual property (IP) functions and subsystems. Qsys is the next-generation SOPC Builder tool powered by a new FPGA-optimized network-on-a-chip (NoC) technology, delivering higher performance, improved design reuse, and faster verification compared to SOPC Builder.
Quartus II software delivers superior synthesis and placement and routing, resulting in compilation time advantages and compilation time reduction using following features:
Licensing & System Req.
Altera download cables are available for use in the in-circuit reconfiguration of Altera FPGAs. Download cables are also available for use in the in-system programming of MAX II, MAX 3000A, and MAX 7000 devices. With Altera download cables, design changes can be downloaded directly to the device, prototyping is easy and multiple design iterations can be accomplished in quick succession.