What is Quartus Prime Lite and Questa?

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Intel Quartus Prime is programmable logic device design software produced by Intel; prior to Intel's acquisition of Altera the tool was called Altera Quartus Prime, earlier Altera Quartus II. Quartus Prime enables analysis and synthesis of HDL designs, which enables the developer to compile their designs, perform timing analysis, examine RTL diagrams, simulate a design's reaction to different stimuli, and configure the target device with the programmer. Quartus Prime includes an implementation of VHDL and Verilog for hardware description, visual editing of logic circuits, and vector waveform simulation.
For more information, visit Intel's website

Quick Information

PRODUCT: Quartus Prime Lite and Questa
VERSION: 22.1.1 
REQUIRES VPN: Only if using Questa. Using Quartus only does not require the VPN
PLATFORM:  Windows

Who is licensed to use Quartus Prime Lite?

All faculty and staff are able to install Quartus Prime Lite as it is free. 

How do I request access to Quartus Prime Lite?

How do I access Quartus Prime Lite?

You will need the GlobalProtect client to be installed and access granted to run the Questa portion of Quartus Prime Lite outside of the university network. For more information or to request access please view What is GlobalProtect? knowledge base article. If you do not require Questa or you are installing it on your home computer, you will not need to use the VPN. 

Once you have installed Quartus Prime Lite from one of the methods above, you can launch the application from your Start menu, the application will connect to your license server (if using Questa) and you will be able to use it.

If you require assistance using the application, please contact your instructor, department tutor, or supervisor for help.

If you experience trouble installing the application, you receive license errors, or you feel it is not running correctly, please submit a Software Issues & Errors request.

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