The One-Stop Location for OS / Compute Platforms Support Plans

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Customer flows require that tools for EDA vendors interoperate. A basic requirement for this methodology is a common compute platform. By focusing the efforts of the electronic system design community onto key compute operating systems, the Interoperability Committee seeks to define a stable, interoperable environment for tools and streamline the resources required to support these environments. The EDA Industry OS Roadmap presents guidelines to EDA vendors and customers for compute platforms to target for design starts.

The roadmap shows when key EDA flows on flagship products are supported on an OS. The goal is to show when a complete tool flow will be ready on the latest OS, as well as when older operating systems should should be avoided for new design starts. For information on OS/Platform support by individual ESD Alliance member companies, click on the company logos below to see their specific plans.

The EDA Industry OS Roadmap:


Guideline for x86 64-bit Windows
OS Version OS Vendor General Availability Design Start Status
Windows 7 October 22, 2009 Active
Windows 8.1 October 26, 2012 To be deprecated (Planned for fall 2016. EOL target summer 2017)
Windows 10 July 29, 2015 Active
Windows Server 2008R2 October 22, 2009 Active
Windows Server 2016 Q3 2016 Future (Planned for winter 2016)


Guideline for x86 64-bit Linux
OS Version OS Vendor General Availability Design Start Status
RHEL 5 March 5, 2007 To be deprecated (Planned for spring 2017. EOL target spring 2018)
RHEL 6 November 9, 2010 Active
RHEL 7 June 9, 2014 Active
SLES 11 March 24, 2009 Active
SLES 12 October 27, 2014 Active

*EDA tool suppliers may exceed the Roadmap baselines. Future dates are subject to change.

Active : Currently supported and recommended for design starts.
Deprecated : Currently supported, but not recommended for new design starts.
Future : Not currently supported, but support is planned by the indicated date. (Contingent on the actual general availability of the OS.)

Links to Support Plans EDA Companies:

Atrenta Aldec Ansys/Apache Cadence Concept Engineering
Fintronic Keysight (Formerly Agilent) Mathworks Mentor Graphics Real Intent
Sagantec Sigasi Synopsys