Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 4/03/2023

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5.1.1. Intel® Quartus® Prime Software License

Most Intel® Quartus® Prime software products require license. The Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software provides a free mode which supports Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX devices only.

When you purchase an Intel® Quartus® Prime subscription, you choose between a single-user license that is fixed to a specific computer, or a multi-user floating license.

  • Fixed license—A stand-alone (node-locked, single-user) license is tied to the network interface card (NIC) ID of the computer on which you installed the software.
  • Floating license—A floating network (multi-user) license is for users running the Intel® Quartus® Prime software on multiple computers connected on a network. A license server issues licenses to computers on demand. Floating licenses are not specific to an operating system. If you want to run the FPGA software on additional computers, you can purchase additional seats to add to your floating license after its original purchase.
Note: Intel continues to support operating system-specific floating licenses for the legacy Quartus II software version 6.1 and earlier.