Altera Quartus II Software Version 11.1

Altera rolled out version 11.1 of their Quartus II design software for CPLD, FPGA and HardCopy ASIC designs. Quartus II software version 11.1 includes expanded support for Altera’s 28nm FPGAs, including compilation support for Arria V and Cyclone V FPGAs and enhanced support for Stratix V FPGAs. Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software version 11.1 are now available for download.

Quartus II Software Version 11.1 Highlights

  • Expanded support for Altera’s 28nm Stratix V FPGA devices
  • Compilation support for Arria V and Cyclone V FPGAs
  • Enhanced support for Stratix V FPGAs
  • Includes configurable and interactive System Console system-level debug tool
  • PCI Express PCIe Gen3 support
  • Bitstream generation capability for DDR3/QDRII memories
  • Supports the on-chip EyeQ signal quality monitoring feature in Stratix V FPGA transceivers
  • Includes a preview of an integrated SoC design environment
  • Fractional phase-locked loops (fPLLs) to enable dynamic phase shifting and reconfiguration of many individual counter parameters
  • Transceiver reconfiguration controller: supports the adaptive equalization engine and decision feedback equalizer engine
  • EyeQ viewer provides the ability to see post-equalized eye opening, including the ability to monitor the receiver eye and supporting both horizontal and vertical measurements
  • Support for passing parameters down through the hierarchy of a Qsys system
  • Automatic script generation for simulation with Synopsys VCS and Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator tools in addition to Mentor Graphics ModelSim software
  • Initial support for AMBA AXI from ARM

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