07-30-2017 08:26 PM
Hello,+ Quartus 17 Prime Lite edition + Windows 7 64 bits + Altera 16550 Compatible UART I'm trying to use this module via avalon/axi bus. I added the module via qsys with no problems and I compiled a C software using the HWLIB and SoCAL libraries delivered by Altera. When I try to compile the project I get this error:
Error (210039): File xxxxxx/de10nano_uart_16550/quartus/output_files/led_test_time_limited.sof contains one or more time-limited megafunctions that support the OpenCore Plus feature that will not work after the hardware evaluation time expires. Refer to the Messages window for evaluation time details.I understand what the error means but I think there is a mistake here given that I'm using the IP Cores delivered with Quartus and no other sources, besides there is no info on the documentation about this megafunction being limited or how can we buy it. It generates a limited sof file which works OK while being connected but some implementations are not working (like FIFO) This is the first time I get a problem using Qsys + IP cores so I guess it is a bug on Quartus ?  Altera Corporation. (2017). Embedded Peripherals IP User Guide. Altera Documentation, (June), 358.
07-31-2017 01:28 PM
Hi,We used this IP core on Quartus 15 and it certainly required purchase of an Opencores License through Altera then, so I guess you will need that if you want to do more than just evaluate it. Hope this helps, Ian
08-01-2017 02:13 AM
Could you give me please a reference price about what you paid?It feels strange that FIFO isn't working. I will try with the 30 day trial for complete Quartus, maybe that way I can unlock it to test FIFO. PS: Sorry for the double post, maybe an admin could join them ?
08-01-2017 08:24 AM
Hi,I can't recall a figure. I believe Altera probably waved the license cost because we are a big customer. They still needed to provide us with the key for Quartus though. I don't think the cost was ever very high but Altera don't own that IP. I can't remember any functionality issues without a license, only the inability to generate anything other than time limited SOF files. Ian