AN 320: Using Intel® FPGA IP Evaluation Mode

ID 683502
Date 10/22/2018

1.4. Licensing Intel® FPGA IP Cores

You only need to purchase a full production license for licensed Intel® FPGA IP cores after you complete hardware testing and are ready to use the IP in production. You must purchase the license and generate a full production license key before you can generate an unrestricted device programming file. During Intel® FPGA IP Evaluation Mode, the Compiler only generates a time-limited device programming file (<project name> _time_limited.sof) that expires at the time limit.

Intel® licenses IP cores on a per-seat, perpetual basis. The license fee includes first-year maintenance and support. You must renew the maintenance contract to receive updates, bug fixes, and technical support beyond the first year. You must purchase a full production license for Intel® FPGA IP cores that require a production license, before generating programming files that you may use for an unlimited time. To obtain your production license keys, visit the Self-Service Licensing Center or contact your local Intel FPGA representative.

The Intel® FPGA Software License Agreements governs the installation and use of licensed Intel® FPGA IP cores and the Intel® Quartus® Prime design software and all separately unlicensed IP cores therein.