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About CYCLONE2 support and WINDOWS support

​CYCLONE2 support is up to Quartus2 ver13.0.Quartus2 OS support is up to windows7.Windows7 support will end on January 14, 2020.Is there any plan to support Quartus2 ver13.0 for higher Windows OS?Or are there any plans to support it in the upper Quartus of CYCLONE2?

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Probably not going to happen that Altera/Intel backports old Quartus versions to run on Windows 10 (or future versions).

Or that they add support for legacy devices to the latest releases of Quartus that run on Windows 10 (or future versions).

Just my opinion, of course, I don't work for Intel.

 

That being said, I would setup a virtual machine environment (VirtualBox, VMware, etc) and populate it with either Win7 or Linux and install the 13.0sp1 toolset within that virtual machine.

 

You should then be able to keep that VM environment around and run it hosted on Windows 10, running the tools on VM guest Win7/Linux.

 

And you can copy that VM to other machines hosting the VM as needed (ie, using Windows 10 or Linux as a host O/S).

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Cyclone II is an old device that we Intel had stopped support. You will need to read the readme files on the supported OS for Q13.0. Using the virtual machine is good to go.

 

Any reason that you still want to stick to Cyclone II? We have Cyclone 10 device for your developement if you like to upgrade.

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Hey Intel not everyone (especially hobbyists and students) want to, or are able to, use your latest new fangled FPGAs.

 

FYI TerASIC still actively sells this board: https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&CategoryNo=53&No=83

and there are probably THOUSANDS or more of them out there that are being actively used every day. Especially in universities.

 

A great vehicle for learning how to use an FPGA and development tools.

 

So think a bit more about your customer base and not so much about pushing the latest greatest new technology.

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Got it. In that case, user will had to install windows 7 base on the support OS at that Quartus.

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Beginner
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​Thank you for your answer.

Intel has discontinued support for Cyclone II and understands that there will be no future plans.

Q13.0 is performed in a virtual machine environment of windows7.

 

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