V-Series Transceiver PHY IP Core User Guide

ID 683171
Date 7/26/2022
Document Table of Contents

2.1. Installation and Licensing of IP Cores

The Altera IP Library is distributed with the Intel® Quartus® Prime software and downloadable from the Altera website.

The following figure shows the directory structure after you install an Altera IP core, where <path> is the installation directory. The default installation directory on Windows is C:\altera\<version number>; on Linux it is /opt/altera<version number>.

Figure 4. IP Core Directory Structure

You can evaluate an IP core in simulation and in hardware until you are satisfied with its functionality and performance. Some IP cores require that you purchase a license for the IP core when you want to take your design to production. After you purchase a license for an Altera IP core, you can request a license file from the Altera Licensing page of the Altera website and install the license on your computer. For additional information, refer to Altera Software Installation and Licensing.