The Intel® FPGA software that you purchase requires a license file to enable full use of the software. The license enables the software version that you purchase, as well as all previous versions, and all versions that are within one year of the purchase date. A license for the Intel® Quartus® Prime software also enables the IP library. This step summarizes the licensing process only for a single user on one computer. For other licensing options, refer to Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing
The ModelSim* - Intel® FPGA Edition
software also requires a valid license. This license expires 12 months after the date of purchase. Every 12 months you must regenerate your license file from the Intel FPGA Licensing Center to renew your license for the specific ModelSim* - Intel® FPGA Edition
software version that you purchase.
Note: The Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite Edition and ModelSim* - Intel® FPGA Starter Edition do NOT require a license. If you are using this software, you can skip the licensing step and begin using the software.
Note: Development kits that include the Intel® Quartus® Prime software include instructions for obtaining a license for that software.
Refer to the following information to complete the licensing process: