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Lancero IP Licensing post Intel take over

darktyr
Beginner
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My company purchased a full Lancero License in 2012 (Before Altera was bought by Intel) and implemented firmware on an Arria 2 FPGA. Now those are becoming defunct and we are looking at moving that firmware to a Cyclone V (easiest firmware route I think, Quartus 13.1 should compile for both).

Before I had to insert the Lancero License into the Quartus license generated from Arria II dev kit . Now that isn't needed so I don't have a license file to insert the Lancero part into.

How do I get Quartus 13.1 to read my valid Lancero IP License?
Can a fake Quartus 13.1 license be made, so that I can insert the Lancero portion?

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AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Hello

 

Welcome to Intel forum. May we know what you mean by full Lancero License? could you provide the license.dat file for further checking.

 

You can reply/attach your file in private message.


darktyr
Beginner
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Hi AabdRahman, 

My initial thought was that Lancero used to have device locked licenses, but my memory is very vague on this.

Attacking the .dat file in PM. 

 

 

AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi

 

Thanks for your update. But we couldn’t open the attachment that you send. Could you re-attach again your file.


darktyr
Beginner
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I just sent the contents of the file in a PM. I am guessing I can't upload any form of file to these forums. 

 Doing some looking around, my plan may not work. Quartus 13.1 web edition doesn't not support the largest Cyclone V GT variant located on the dev kit (DEV-5CGTD9N). At least that entire series of devices (9)  comes up with nothing in the device selection box. 

I have activate the license that comes with the dev kit. I will work on downloading a version of Quartus the supports the device present on the  DEV-5CGTD9N kit. 

I have submitted a request to Lancero for a compatible version of the encrypted source the will work with QSYS. 

AR_A_Intel
Employee
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Hi

 

Thanks for PM and update. Just dropping by to check whether the license is working for you and if you have any follow up/questions from your end?

 


AR_A_Intel
Employee
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We have not heard from you and I hope all is well. I will now transition this thread to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you.


darktyr
Beginner
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Essentially, 

The license is locked to a version of Quartus (12.1 in this case) and will not work in other versions. So unless you can provide a place to download Quartus 12.1, the purchased IP is now useless.

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