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Intel Starter Edition 2021.2 requires License?

botnet01
Beginner
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Hello,

I recently installed Questa Intel FPGA Starter Edition 2021.2 for linux from the download section.

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This is the selection from the installer where I specifically selected "Intel FPGA Starter Edition":

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However, when I try to run vsim it still tries to check out a license file and refuses to start...

 

Unable to checkout a license. Make sure your license file environment variable (e.g., LM_LICENSE_FILE)
is set correctly and then run 'lmutil lmdiag' to diagnose the problem.
Unable to checkout a license. Vsim is closing.
** Error: Invalid license environment. Application closing.

 

 As far as I understand from the FAQ, the the Starter Edition should not require a license:

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Whould appreciate your help.

Thanks.

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Zawani_M_Intel
Employee
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Hi botnet01,


Yes, it required a license and it is free.



You can sign up here :


1) Go to this link https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/programmable/quartus-prime/whats-new.html


2) Go to bottom of the page you will find


3) Choose Questasim*-Intel® FPGA Starter edition. Create license.

4) Once complete, the license will automatically sent to your email.


Thanks!


Wani


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Soumya_M_Intel
Moderator
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Hi,


Thanks for posting your concern in the forum. However, this forum topic is to provide support on Getting Started questions for Intel® oneAPI Toolkits, Intel® Parallel Studio XE and Intel® System Studio. Please be rest assured, as we are route your post to the correct forum. Our internal team would get back to you there in a timely manner. Have a nice day ahead.


Regards,

Soumya


Zawani_M_Intel
Employee
5,386 Views

Hi botnet01,


Yes, it required a license and it is free.



You can sign up here :


1) Go to this link https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/programmable/quartus-prime/whats-new.html


2) Go to bottom of the page you will find


3) Choose Questasim*-Intel® FPGA Starter edition. Create license.

4) Once complete, the license will automatically sent to your email.


Thanks!


Wani


sijia
Beginner
4,944 Views

Hi!

The pictures you have uploaded are invisible. Could you repeat what should be found in step2?

WIth great thanks.

SIjia

Pietro4
Novice
4,873 Views

Hi

I can't see the pictures too.

 

Pietro

JJJJJ
Beginner
4,343 Views

Me too.

I clicked on Questa* - Intel® FPGA Edition Software, which brings me to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/programmable/quartus-prime/questa-edition.html, and there I clicked on License Software, which is supposed to bring me to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/download/licensing/li... but currently it redirects me to https://www.intel.com/content/altera-www/global/en_us/index/error/error500.html.

Could you find how to do it?

I don't understand how come this process is not automatic. Intel is sometimes very disappointing (and their website terrible ; in 5 min I finished twice on the error 500 web page. Plus the fact that we cannot have a password longer than 15 characters...).

JJJJJ
Beginner
4,340 Views

And it seems that there website contains wrong information because in https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/documentation/esc1425946071433.html#mwh14108909..., it is written :

4.4.3. Intel Quartus Prime Lite Edition and Questa*-Intel FPGA Starter Edition Software License

Intel offers the entry-level Intel® Quartus® Prime Lite Edition and Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition software. This software supports selected devices, provides limited feature support, and does not require license files.
nwee0
Beginner
4,112 Views

Hello Zawani. Trying to get intel questa starter free license but still can get it. All the info , path and link not working ?

Could u post proper steps for creating the free license for intel questa starter edition ?

 

Thanks and regards.

mikklmm
Beginner
3,953 Views

This seems to work again now after the new self-service licensing center is now online. As stated at the bottom of https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/software/programmable/quartus-prime/questa-edition.html

  • Log into Self Service Licensing Center to get free one-year license. Renew in SSLC annually, after one year. Click on Evaluation and Free Licenses tab in SSLC.

Regards

 

Zawani_M_Intel
Employee
5,352 Views

Hi botnet01,


Can I know if you manage to get the license? Is there anything I can help further regarding this licensing issue?


Thanks!


Wani


botnet01
Beginner
5,342 Views

Hi Wani,

thank you for your support. I was able to fetch a license.

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