Altera Quartus II Software v11.0

Altera launched version 11 of their Quartus II software for CPLD, FPGA and HardCopy ASIC designs. Quartus II v11 features the Qsys, expanded support for the Stratix V FPGA family, faster board bring-up, new performance monitoring capabilities in the external memory interface toolkit and improved usability with the Transceiver Toolkit. Both the Subscription Edition and the free Web Edition of Quartus II software version 11.0 are now available. Subscribers receive Quartus II software, the ModelSim-Altera Starter edition and a full license to the IP Base Suite. The annual software subscription is $2,995 for a node-locked PC license.

Quartus II Software 11.0 Highlights

  • Includes production release of the Altera Qsys system integration tool
  • Faster board bring up
  • Enhancements to the software’s external memory interface toolkit and transceiver toolkit
  • New performance and monitoring capabilities in the external memory interface toolkit help achieve maximum memory efficiency
  • Enhanced transceiver toolkit delivers an improved channel manager interface and an updated transceiver control panel
  • Designers can optimize transceivers for improved signal integrity and bring boards up faster
  • Provides final timing models and FPGA configuration file support for all Cyclone IV GX FPGAs
  • Supports expanded transceiver modes for Stratix V FPGAs
  • Improved usability when designing with Stratix V FPGA transceivers
  • Enables clock planning with support for PLL assignments across all channels
  • Enhanced Chip Planner improves usability when designing and verifying Stratix V FPGA transceivers
  • Chip Planner’s more detailed and intuitive layout enables designers to better manage transceiver resources
  • Expanded operating system (OS) support for DSP Builder (new support for 64-bit Windows and Linux)
  • Newly available IP core (Deinterlacer II)
  • Support for GigE and SDI transceiver modes
  • New transceiver features supported include receiver offset calibration, linear equalizer, and dynamic reconfiguration of PMA analog settings
  • POF support is available for all Cyclone IV GX devices
  • Automotive device support includes new -5A speed grade
  • POF support is now available for all MAX V devices
  • Final timing and power models available for all MAX V devices

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