3.1. Installing and Licensing Intel® FPGA IP Cores
The Intel® Quartus® Prime software installation includes the Intel® FPGA IP library. This library provides many useful IP cores for your production use without the need for an additional license. Some Intel® FPGA IP cores require purchase of a separate license for production use. The Intel® FPGA IP Evaluation Mode allows you to evaluate these licensed Intel® FPGA IP cores in simulation and hardware, before deciding to purchase a full production IP core license. You only need to purchase a full production license for licensed Intel® IP cores after you complete hardware testing and are ready to use the IP in production.
The Intel® Quartus® Prime software installs IP cores in the following locations by default:
Figure 1. IP Core Installation Path
|<drive>:\intelFPGA_pro\quartus\ip\altera||Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition||Windows*|
|<drive>:\intelFPGA\quartus\ip\altera||Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition||Windows|
|<home directory>:/intelFPGA_pro/quartus/ip/altera||Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition||Linux*|
|<home directory>:/intelFPGA/quartus/ip/altera||Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition||Linux|
Note: The Intel® Quartus® Prime software does not support spaces in the installation path.
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