Hello,I have a Cyclone III Starter Board and I wanted to use the sample project called “qb3_control_panel”, which is on the CD that comes with the board and gets installed with cycloneiii_starter_kit-v7.1.0. Unfortunately, there comes an license error message when I try to compile the project:
Error: Can't find valid feature line for core DDR_CNTR (535C_0002) in current license Error (10003): Can't open encrypted VHDL or Verilog HDL file "C:/test/DDR_CNTR.v" -- current license file does not contain a valid license for encrypted fileI have Quartus II Version 8.0 Build 215 05/29/2009 SJ Full Version with Windows Vista Business. I already searched on altera.com and Google but I found nothing. What could I do to use the DDR Controller? Kind regards, stefan__
In Quartus: Tools|License Setup...Click "..." to browse for a license file. Browse to (assuming default installation path for the starter kit): C:\Altera\72\kits\cycloneIII_3c25_start\demos\cycloneIII_3c25_start_control_panel Select "license.dat" Close the license setup screen and now the project will compile.
Hi MagicBox,Thanks for your reply! But it still doesn't work: I have selected now the following license file: c:\altera\kits\cycloneiii_starter_kit-v7.1.0\examples\ciii_control_panel\license.dat When I compile it, I get the following error message:
Error: Specified license does not contain information required to run the Quartus II softwareAnd when I close and restart Quartus, it seems that the license file is not valid at all (for my copy of Quartus), because I get asked again for a valid license (see the first attached picture). I am confused a little bit because I thought I had a full version (see my first post)... You can see in the second attached picture which licensed functions I have with my normal network-license. With the new license.dat it shows the following in the license setup:
License Type: No License Subscription Expiration: Not found Host ID Type: Not found Host ID Value: Not foundAs I have a network license (for up to 5 PCs), I don't want to begin a 30-day Evaluation Period... What can I do if I want to use Quartus II with my Full License and also use the DDR-Controller which comes with the Cyclone III Starter Board? Kind regards, stefan__
What quartus version are you using? For me the license file works under 8 and 9. I do notice that you have a slightly older starter kit as indicated by its version 7.1. Mine is 7.2.I'm affraid I can't help you furter - I can't find any other license files in the starter kit directories.
--- Quote Start --- What quartus version are you using? --- Quote End --- I am using Quartus version 8.0. But I could also get the 9.0 version. --- Quote Start --- For me the license file works under 8 and 9. I do notice that you have a slightly older starter kit as indicated by its version 7.1. Mine is 7.2. --- Quote End --- Maybe you have a different License file. Can we compare our license files? --- Quote Start --- I'm afraid I can't help you further - I can't find any other license files in the starter kit directories. --- Quote End --- Are you using the 30 day trial edition of Quartus? Is there a possibility to have two different license files? The problem is:
I had the license file work for both quartus 8 and 9. But I am using the free Web edition as I'm a hobbyist rather than a professionalist.Support is free to use, and having licenses and the starterkit yourself you are eligible to use it too :) I'm thinking you have to use this license-file list file (LCM or something), a file in which you add a reference to all your individual license files and then add this list file to the license setup in Quartus. I've never tried that though, it's just a wild guess that may actually work for you.
Now I have the solution! Never thought I'd manage to solve the problem on my own...So here is how to use two different License Files: In Windows Vista, you have to create a "environment variable" called lm_license_file. The value of this variable must contain the path to your two license files or servers, separated by a semicolon. For example:
1234@server; C:\path\license.datIn the attached image you can see where to make that setting in Windows Vista (unfortunately I only got the German Version of Vista). Then it should work...
Dear all, I use Quartus 9.1sp2 and cycloneiii_starter_kit-v8.0 , I set the " lm_license_file", and restart the computer, but it doesn't work, still has the erros, what should I do?Error: Can't find valid feature line for core DDR_CNTR (535C_0002) in current license Error (10003): Can't open encrypted VHDL or Verilog HDL file "C:/test/DDR_CNTR.v" -- current license file does not contain a valid license for encrypted file