Hello. I downloaded Quartus software, but it calls for license at startup.
After trying to get license here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/download/licensing/li...
I get this email:
There is an issue in generating the license for this provided NIC/Host ID: **************** Please check your NIC/Host ID and try again. If you still encounter problems, please contact our customer support. Intel FPGA Applications 24/7 Technical Support: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/mysupport DISCLAIMER: This is an automated email. Please do not reply to this email.
How can I start using Quartus?
Lite (no license needed), Standard, or Pro?
As that page says, for newer versions of Quartus, you need to use the self-service licensing center here (after logging into intel.com):
Yes, you have to purchase a license first, giving them your MAC address (which I recommend you erase from your original post), and then use the SSLC to actually generate the license file.
It depends on the functionality you need. Lite edition is free and supports Cyclone V, but you may want/need features only available in Standard. See the comparison here: