Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 4/09/2024
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5.2. Evaluating the Quartus® Prime Software

You can evaluate the Quartus® Prime software at no cost for a period of time.

When you start the Quartus® Prime software, if the software cannot detect a valid license file, the License Setup Required dialog box displays with the available licensing options:

Figure 5. License Setup Required Dialog Box
Table 12.   Quartus® Prime Software Licensing Options
Option Description
Connect to the Intel Self-Service Licensing Center Launches the Intel FPGA Self-Service Licensing Center, which allows you to view, request, activate, and manage your software licenses.
Buy a Quartus® Prime software license Launches your default Internet browser and displays the Buy Design Software page of, where you can view and purchase software.
Get Agilex™ 5 E-Series no-cost license Acquires an Agilex™ 5 E-Series no-cost license file.

Alternatively, once you launch the Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software, you can obtain the Agilex™ 5 E-Series no-cost license file using the Get Agilex™ 5 E-Series no-cost license button by navigating to Tools > License Setup.

Enter free mode with limited device family support Supports only Cyclone® 10 GX devices.
Note: This mode is available only for Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.
Start the 30-day evaluation period with no license file Allows using the Quartus® Prime software for 30 days and generating bitstream.
Tip: Select this option to evaluate the software before purchase.
If you have a valid license file, specify the location of your license file Displays the License Setup page of the Options dialog box where you can specify the location of your license file.