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ntahoturi5922
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Hello intel community.

I am new to FPGA development. I am a graduate student in Electrical Engineering and my project is to implement a system using the NIOS II Processor. 

I am confused about the licensing of the  IP CORES and how to get them. Can someone please explain this to me. Are there any free options that I can use?

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ShengN_Intel
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Hello

 

You can evaluate the Nios II processor without a license by using the Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode, and then purchase a license for the Nios II processor only after you complete hardware testing and are ready to go to production. (Manual page 31)

 

Manual - Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing (page 22 onwards)

IP Evaluation and Purchase - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/programmable/support-resources/intellectual-property/megacore-ip.html 

SSLC - Intel® FPGA Self Service Licensing Center 

local Intel FPGA representative - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/company-overview/company-overview.html 

Intel® FPGA Licensing Support Center - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/programmable/licensing/support-center.html 

Free IP Base Suite Licenses - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/programmable/intellectual-property/ip-base-suite.html 

 

Thanks.

Best regards,
Sheng

 

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @ntahoturi5922

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


We understand that you have some inquiries regarding licensing for Nios® II processors, which are designed specifically for Intel® FPGAs. We have a forum for those specific products and questions so we are moving it to the Intel® FPGA Software Installation & Licensing Forum so it can get answered more quickly.

You may also try posting on the Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) Forum.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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ShengN_Intel
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Hello

 

You can evaluate the Nios II processor without a license by using the Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode, and then purchase a license for the Nios II processor only after you complete hardware testing and are ready to go to production. (Manual page 31)

 

Manual - Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing (page 22 onwards)

IP Evaluation and Purchase - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/programmable/support-resources/intellectual-property/megacore-ip.html 

SSLC - Intel® FPGA Self Service Licensing Center 

local Intel FPGA representative - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/company-overview/company-overview.html 

Intel® FPGA Licensing Support Center - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/programmable/licensing/support-center.html 

Free IP Base Suite Licenses - https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/programmable/intellectual-property/ip-base-suite.html 

 

Thanks.

Best regards,
Sheng

 

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ShengN_Intel
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May I know any update or Should I consider that case to be closed?


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ntahoturi5922
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I was able to get it into evaluation mode. I was uploading wrong .SOP file. 

Thanks for help

thought when I am trying to run the project I get an error that says "downloading elf process failed"  and I seem not to get the right help from the forum on how to get around this error. 

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,

 

Glad to hear that you find the solution provided helpful.

I'll now transition this thread to community support.

As that is effectively another new question about nios ii eds, I would prefer a new forum case to address it in Nios® II Embedded Design Suite (EDS) Forum with more description and may be sample project attached to get the support from Intel experts.

 

Thanks.

Best regards,
Sheng

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