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Can I use OpenCL to program DE1 FPGA development board without a paid license

SBola3
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I am a student and I want to buy the DE1 FPGA development board. I want to know if I will still need any paid license to use Intel OpenCL tools to program it. My projects are only for academic research.

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GRN
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OpenCL doesn't require any license for all Altera (Intel) FPGA boards.

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HRZ
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@GRN​ is correct, starting from Quartus v17.1, you don't need a separate license for OpenCL; however, OpenCL does not work with Quartus Lite and you will need a license for Quartus Prime Standard to be able to place and route your OpenCL design.

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GRN
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Hi HRZ,

Anyway, any customer can download Quartus Pro with hld (OpenCL) component and use aoc compiler without any licence for both Linux and Windows systems

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