Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software Licensing Support Center

Welcome to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software Licensing Support Center. Here you will find information on license types, getting a license file, setting up a license, and solving license-related issues. 

 

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 Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing (HTML | PDF)

Most of the Intel® Quartus® Prime software and other third-party software require a license. After activation, you will receive a license generated in a license.dat file. This file supports the software version you purchased, all previous versions, and all versions released within a year of the purchase date.

In your license file, you will see two dates: the maintenance date and the expiration date. The maintenance date controls the software version supported in your subscription. The expiration date controls the entire license system. The license stops working when it reaches the expiration date.   

The following table provides information on how to buy a license for various software and intellectual property (IP).

Software / IP Do I Need a License? How to Buy a License?
Intel® Quartus®  Prime Pro Edition

 Yes

Buy online.

Contact your local sales or distributor.

 

Note: Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition software subscription includes access to Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition software.

Comparison between Editions

Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition

 Yes

Buy online.

Contact your local sales or distributor.

Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition

 No

Beginning with version 8.1, a license file is no longer required for this or future versions of the Intel Quartus II Web Edition or Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition software. 

ModelSim* - Intel FPGA Edition

 Yes

Buy online.

Contact your local sales or distributor.

  • The subscription includes software updates for one year.
  • This license expires 12 months after the date of purchase. Every 12 months you must regenerate your license file in the Self-Service Licensing Center to renew your license for the specific ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software version that you purchased.
ModelSim -Intel FPGA Starter Edition

 No

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Nios® II Embedded Design Suite

 No

You can create, compile, and generate time-limited FPGA programming files for Nios II hardware systems without obtaining a license file. To generate non-time-limited FPGA programming files and flash programming files, you must obtain a license for the Nios II processor core or Nios II development kit. You do not need a license to develop software using only the Nios II Software Build Tools for Eclipse.

DSP Builder for Intel FPGA

 Yes

Buy online.

Contact your local sales or distributor.

Intel FPGA SDK for OpenCL™

 No

  • No additional licenses required.
  • Supported with the Intel Quartus Prime Pro/Standard Edition software. 
Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS)

 Yes

ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Community Edition License

Free with the Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Dvelopment Suite

 

ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Intel SoC FPGA Edition License

Buy online.

Contact your local sales or distributor.

 

30-day Evaluation of ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Intel SoC FPGA Edition License

Free

 

Related Information:

ARM DS-5 License Options (Chapter: Licensing) (HTML | PDF)

Comparison between Editions

MAX+PLUS® II (Legacy)

 Yes

This license is included in Intel Quartus Prime license. It is no longer available for purchase.

 IP

 Yes / No

Contact your local sales or distributor.
  • Some IP are free for evaluation. Contact your local sales or distributor for details.
  • Production licenses for the IP Base Suite are provided at no extra charge with each seat license of the Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition and Pro Edition design software.

The following table lists the types of licenses available.

Software / IP

License Type

Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition

Fixed node and floating license

Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition

Fixed node and floating license

ModelSim*-Intel FPGA Edition

Fixed node and floating license

DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs

Fixed node and floating license

Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite

ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) Community Edition License: Fixed node license

ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Intel SoC FPGA Edition License: Fixed node license

30-day Evaluation of ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Intel SoC FPGA Edition License: Fixed node license

 MAX+PLUS® II (Legacy)

Fixed node and floating license

 IP

Intel Quartus Prime Pro and Standard Edition software: Fixed node and floating license

Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition software: Fixed node license

License

How to Activate and Request for the License File ?

Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition

Self Service Licensing Center

Intel Quartus Prime Standard Edition

Self Service Licensing Center

Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition or Intel Quartus II Web Edition Licensing Get a license for previous versions (prior to version 8.1) of the Intel Quartus II Web Edition software. Beginning with version 8.1, a license file is no longer required for this or future versions of the Intel Quartus II Web Edition or Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition software. 

ModelSim* - Intel FPGA Edition

Self Service Licensing Center

DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs

Self Service Licensing Center

Request a 30-day trial of MATLAB and Simulink* products for use with DSP Builder for Intel FPGAs.

Intel SoC FPGA Embedded Development Suite (SoC EDS) 

Getting the ARM* Development Studio 5* (DS-5*) license

SoC EDS Registration

DS-5 Community Edition

ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Intel SoC FPGA Edition License - Self Service Licensing Center

DS-5 Intel® SoC FPGA Edition 30-Day Evaluation

MAX+PLUS® II (Legacy)

University Program: MAX+PLUS II Licensing for Students and University Program Members

MAX+PLUS II Baseline Development (Limited Support): MAX+PLUS II BASELINE Licensing

MAX+PLUS II: Self Service Licensing Center

Note: After evaluating the MAX+PLUS II development software, you may want to purchase a subscription for the software. With the Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition and Standard Edition software subscription, you will receive all MAX+PLUS II and Quartus Prime software releases and updates for 12 months. 

IP

Self Service Licensing Center

University Program

The University Program offers licensed and unlicensed FPGA software to participating universities.

Free academic licenses for software and IP.

Legacy License

The legacy software and IP license generator will generate only licenses with maintenance expiration prior to January 1, 2009. For software and IP licenses with a maintenance expiration date after January 1, 2009, please log on to the Self-Service Licensing Center.

Legacy License Generator

Notes:

You may find the Self Service Licensing Center by clicking on Support > myAltera Support > Self Service Licensing Center (Demonstration).

  • Setting Up Fixed Node License (HTML | PDF)
  • Setting Up Floating Licenses (HTML | PDF)

Online Training: Setting up floating licenses.

  • Specifying the License for the ModelSim - Intel FPGA Edition Software (HTML | PDF)

Setting Up DSP Builder License (HTML | PDF)

This troubleshooter helps you to solve licensing problems related to the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

You can search the meaning of the error message issued by the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.