Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 6/21/2022
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5.2.3. FEATURE and INCREMENT Lines

All Intel® FPGA license files contain FEATURE, and possibly INCREMENT lines, to describe the software features that are licensed by the license.dat file. Certain features use INCREMENT lines, which are structured similarly as FEATURE lines. The FEATURE line is structured as shown in the following example:
FEATURE <name> <daemon> <version> <expiration> <# of licenses> <authcode> [<vendor_string>] [<hostid_lock>] [SIGN] [SUPERCEDE] [<issuer>]

A backslash (\) character indicates that the FEATURE or INCREMENT line continues on the next line in the text file. The last line of each FEATURE line does not require the backslash. Elements in brackets [ ] are present only in some license FEATURE or INCREMENT lines. The example below shows a FEATURE line, followed by an INCREMENT line.

# FEATURE START 
# The following is a license file for the Quartus PRIME PRO Edition Fixed 
# Number of seat licenses is 1 
# No license expiration date 
FEATURE maxplus2 alterad 2021.05 permanent uncounted B36133371D28 \
	HOSTID=e4a4716b48d8 SIGN="1A0F EECF 699E A64A 1E3A 83D1 BADC \
	7763 B15D 98FA EF7F A371 E02F 4D9F D9CF 0BCE 2A9C 2650 20FA \
	42CF ABD8 006A D037 DA2C 703B 9CFC 43E5 1A01 0C56 4D6D"
FEATURE quartus_pro alterad 2021.05 permanent uncounted 46499B9E717E \
	HOSTID=e4a4716b48d8 TS_OK SIGN="08EF B762 CF6A 18CC FF95 B124 \
	2FB0 F8F0 7A43 CAFE C88E DC28 5AC4 5F69 FFFB 1C1C DBF6 7A79 \
	87E7 FFEF D8C2 F96F 461A 0D38 DB4B 4E5B 840E F3F6 F314 4DE9"
# FEATURE END 
################################################################################

INCREMENT alteramtivsim mgcld 2022.06 9-jun-2022 1 4F127AC9C4D11138B611 \
    \
  VENDOR_STRING=98B0746B ISSUER=Intel SN=175935529 SIGN2="0FEF B2F5 0646 \
    9F02 0405 423D D8B4 B072 3EFE 6CAA F66B 5E40 1C50 AAFE 3C0A 1869 269F \
    492D 2D25 1CFE 1AA1 060D F7E3 96A6 7BA8 6CE1 B7D1 AC24 2797 376B"

# FEATURE END 
################################################################################
Table 6.  Elements of the FEATURE and INCREMENT Code Lines
Element Name Description
name The feature name.
daemon The name of the vendor daemon that manages the feature. This name corresponds to a VENDOR line in network/server licenses.
version Any version of software released up to and including this date is licensed. Software with a later version date does not function using this license file.
expiration The date after which the software or service pack cannot be used. The expiration date applies to trial licenses. For Intel® FPGA license subscriptions, the expiration is permanent.
# of licenses The number of concurrent users that can run each feature. For some license types, the entry is uncounted.
authcode An authorization code generated by Intel® .
vendor_strings Specified for certain third-party license features.
hostid_lock Specified if a feature is node-locked to a software guard, NIC ID, or hard-disk serial number. Intellectual property (IP) Intel® FPGA IP functions often contain node-locked feature lines in floating licenses.
  • Software guard: HOSTID=GUARD_ID=<Software guard number>
  • Network interface card (NIC): HOSTID=<NIC ID >
  • Hard-disk serial number: HOSTID=DISK_SERIAL_NUM=<Hard-disk ID>
issuer The name of the QuestaSim* license issuer.
sign An authorization code generated by Intel® .
TS_OK Enables remote log on for fixed license Intel® Quartus® Prime software (includes Intel® FPGA IP, Nios® II Software Build Tools for Eclipse, and DSP Builder).

The following table describes the available Intel® FPGA license features. This table does not include license features for any intellectual property (IP), development kits, or special license codes used for the Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite Edition software.

Table 7.  Available Intel® FPGA License Features
Feature Name Description
quartus Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition software
quartus_pro Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software
intelqsim Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition Simulator  (1)
intelqsimstarter Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition Simulator  (2)

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