Device is Cyclone 10 GX, Quartus Prime Pro 19.3.
I'm trying to generate an IBIS file so I can do some board sim in HyperLynx. The netlist generator is complaining of unlicensed encrypted file, but I can't figure out what encrypted file is being included in the design. A typical error looks like this:
During compilation I get this message:
The problem is... Although I am using the Altera HDMI receiver IP core, I have stubbed out the one encrypted IP component that's in there. It is not in the build. How can I figure out what file is triggering that message?
I went so far as to search through my source tree for any encrypted files, and confirmed that they all reside within the one IP core that I stubbed out.
Looking at the IP Cores Summary in the compilation report, I see a bunch of licensed cores, and they are *all* Signal Tap. I don't know if they are causing problems as well, or not. Small problem: I also do not have Signal Tap enabled in settings. Why are these cores showing up here at all?
So, once again: how can I tell what file in my project is encrypted and causing this problem? The tool doesn't seem to be telling me anything useful.
Thank you, I found the problem.
The HDMI IP core was being included among the PD IP files. I had generated that a long time ago when I was experimenting; it hasn't been used for months but the file was still there, screwing things up even though it was not actually being used in the design. I removed it and now things are behaving as expected.