How to Download and Install Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition for Windows
Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition is a free design software for CPLD, FPGA, and HardCopy ASIC designs. It offers a comprehensive set of features and tools to help you create, simulate, synthesize, and verify your designs. With Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition, you can target a wide range of Altera devices, including Cyclone, Stratix, Arria, and MAX series.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition for Windows in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Download the Software and Device Support Files
The first step is to download the software and device support files from the Intel website. You can find the download links here: IntelÂ QuartusÂ II Web Edition Design Software Version 13.1 for Windows. Note that this is the latest version of the software that supports Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition.
You will need to create an account or sign in with your existing Intel account to access the download links. You will also need to agree to the terms and conditions before downloading.
Once you have access to the download links, you will need to download two files: the software .tar file and the appropriate device support files. The software .tar file contains the main installation files for Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition. The device support files contain the specific files for the devices that you want to use in your designs.
The size of the software .tar file is about 4.4 GB, so it may take some time to download depending on your internet speed. The size of the device support files varies depending on the devices that you choose. You can select multiple device support files if you want to use more than one device family in your designs.
Download both files into the same temporary directory on your computer.
Step 2: Extract the Files and Run the Setup
The next step is to extract the files and run the setup. To do this, you will need a program that can extract .tar files, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip.
Right-click on the software .tar file and choose \"Extract Here\" or \"Extract to Quartus-web-184.108.40.206-windows\". This will create a folder with the same name as the .tar file in your temporary directory.
Right-click on each device support file and choose \"Extract Here\" or \"Extract to \". This will create a folder with the device family name in your temporary directory.
Open the folder that contains the extracted software files and double-click on the setup.bat file. This will launch the setup wizard for Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition.
Step 3: Follow the Setup Wizard Instructions
The final step is to follow the setup wizard instructions to complete the installation of Altera Quartus II 8.1 Web Edition.
The setup wizard will guide you through several steps, such as choosing a destination folder, selecting components to install, agreeing to license agreements, and configuring settings.
You can choose to install all components or customize your installation by selecting only the components that you need. The components include:
Quartus II Software - The main design software that includes tools for design entry, simulation, synthesis, verification, timing analysis, power analysis, and programming.
Nios II Embedded Design Suite - A software development environment for embedded systems based on Nios II processors.
ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition - A simulation tool that supports VHDL, Verilog, and SystemVerilog languages.
MegaCore IP Library - A library of pre-designed intellectual property (IP) cores that ec8f644aee