Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 12/13/2021
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4.6.6. Specifying the License for the Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition Software

The Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software supports licenses using the Siemens EDA* license daemon mgcld.6

  1. You can find the mgcld daemon in the following directories:
    • Windows* :
      <Questa - Intel FPGA Edition system directory>\
    • Linux:
      <Questa - Intel FPGA Edition installation directory>/
  2. Before starting the Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software, set the MGLS_LICENSE_FILE environment variable to the location and file name of the Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition license file.
    For example,
    MGLS_LICENSE_FILE (<Questa installation directory>/licenses/eda/license.dat)
    or with the <port>@<hostname> notation 1900@set, where <port> is the license port number and <hostname> is the server’s host name.

The Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software license expires 12 months after the date of purchase, at which point you can no longer use the software. You must obtain an updated Intel® Quartus® Prime software subscription license file from the Self-Service Licensing Center every 12 months to renew your license for the specific Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software version that you purchase. You can use only the version of Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software that you purchase with the updated license.

6 The Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition software license does not support Remote Desktop access with node-locked, uncounted licenses.