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Why evaluation time expires for Quartus Lite Edition

JSone
Beginner
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If I compile using Quartus Lite Edition, I have a error as follows:

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Error (210039): File

C:/Users/.../DE10_NANO_SoC_GHRD_time_limited.sof

contains one or more time-limited megafunctions that support the Intel FPGA

IP Evaluation Mode feature that will not work after the hardware evaluation

time expires. Refer to the Messages window for evaluation time details.

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We are using Quartus Lite Edition .

We do not use any special IP.

We want to use USB 2.0.

I am appreciate, what above error of IP Evaluation Mode time expire.

 

Best Regards,

Junji

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CalvinJoaz_P_Intel
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Hi Junji Sone, Good day. The evaluation time expires, you must reprogram the FPGA device before continuing hardware verification. To extend use of the IP core for production, purchase a full production license for the IP core. Refer link below on '1.1.4.1. Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode' - Page 8 https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/ug/ug_intro_to_megafunction... Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance. Thank you.
JSone
Beginner
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Thank you for your support.

We bought license: at 2017/7/15 

ORDER INFORMATION: Please save this email for your record.

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Product                                Qty. License Activation Code #

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IP-NIOS                        1 LAC# L52RS4FJCE6MYB

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( Altera Order #: 0002054628 )

But, first we use Quartus Lite edition.

And We ask Customer Service Specialist of Intel, how to acitvate,

Then, he said Lite version is free and no license is required.

Now, we need to activate the IP license, I want to activate my license.

I am appreciate, if you inform me the method of activation of my bought license.

 

Best Regards,

Junji Sone

JSone
Beginner
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Dear Officer.

 

Our problem is not programmer at Quartus.

We have a timelimted error at complation of my project using Quartus Lite edition 17.1.

I am appreciate, if you check it.

 

Best Regards,

Junji Sone

sstrell
Honored Contributor III
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As mentioned, you have some IP in your design that requires licensing. The Lite edition is free to use, but if you create a design with IP, you either get time-limited .sof files, as mentioned, or you need to get licenses for the IP to remove the limitation.

CalvinJoaz_P_Intel
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Hi Junji Sonne, Strell is correct! You can refer link below - Page 6 During Intel FPGA IP Evaluation Mode, the Compiler only generates a time-limited device programming file (<project name>_time_limited.sof) that expires at the time limit. https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/an/an320.pdf Thank you.
JSone
Beginner
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Thank you for reply.

We are still hardware testing , because of my students is studying.

I am appreciate, if you inform me how to continue hardware testing mode.

 

Best Regards,

Junji Sone

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