Intel and third-party intellectual property (IP) partners offer a large selection of standardized IP cores optimized for Intel FPGA devices. The IP you select often affects system design and performance, especially if the FPGA interfaces with other devices in the system. Plan which I/O interfaces or other blocks in the system that you want to implement using IP cores. Whenever possible, plan to incorporate these functions into your design using Intel® FPGA IP cores, many of which are available for production use in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software without additional license.
For IP cores that require additional license for production use, the Intel® FPGA IP Evaluation Mode, allows you to program the FPGA to verify the IP in the hardware before you purchase the IP license. Refer to Introduction to Intel FPGA IP Cores for general information on using Intel® FPGA IP cores.