Is it currently possible to buy a license for the full fledged NIOS II?
I want to use the full fledged NIOS II in my personal projects (retro video games related stuff).
I made an order in Mouser store and I don't have any information after a 4 days waiting. They say they are waiting to for the response (from Intel I guess).
Welcome to INTEL forum. Apologize for the inconvenience happen, Mouser is the authorized seller of the products that you are purchasing. It is better that you could refer to them.
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Thanks for your reply!
I got an answer from them finally.
They (Mouser) said the manufacturer (hi Intel!) can't sell it to a private person but only a company.
Is this written anywhere in the legal documents? I started my project knowing that in the end I will be able to buy the full fledged NIOS II (f) and now it's bummer guys... I can't make a company just for buying IP. It's a bit weird.
Thanks for update. To be honest, I’m not sure regarding the terms and condition of the legal document to buy IP Software as this is control by marketing team. Let me check and see.
Upon checking, As per internal policy & system, we will need to have a company name for order processing. As long as customer can provide company name to Mouser, we are able to process the license.
thank you very much for the clarifiaction!
but now another question arises:
i can do something about company. but can you please check if i have a company should i have to buy the full version of Quartus for 3k usd for using the full fledged NIOS?
Yes it's true that NIOS can be used in any version of Quartus.
I meant it seems you can't add the license for NIOS II (f) into a free version of Quartus as long as it lacks the license functionality. It's not 100% though.
Two persons from two different official distributors (from different countries) told me that.
Maybe the Intel employee will confirm it as well soon.
The only thing I still don't understand why there is no information about that all. Because it's quite critical information.
We apologize for the delay and the inconvenience happen. Regrettably, from checking you need to have full version of Quartus license for NIOS II (f). Yes, I agree with you on the lag of important information. I will feedback to internal team about this and add the information for future release enhancement.
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