I am using Quartus Prime Lite 20.1.1.
When I compile with a NIOS2 in my design it generates a Time Limited .sof output file.
I checked the Asembler -> Encrypted Core Cores Summary and it only has the Nios II Embedded Processor Encrypted output (OpenCore Plus) and the Signal Tap (Licensed) listed.
Changing the Intel FPGA Evaluation Mode setting between enabled/disabled does not make a difference.
Why does my Quartus Prime Lite Edition generate a Time Limited SOF file?
As you state, you are using a Nios processor. If you're using the f (fast) version, it requires a license, so your .sof is time-limited.
Nios has a tiered pricing / feature structure:
1. Nios II/e - free
2. Nios II/f - non-free, can be purchased here
Nios II/f is needed if you want embedded single cycle multiplier and memory management unit (MMU) for running Linux.
I am using Quartus rime lite... And I have intel university program license... "my design uses three NIOS II fast core, and HPS in cyclone v FPGA" But when i compile I get error regarding limited time of use.. !:
"Error (210039): File F:/micro_pmu_structure_01/output_files/micro_pmu_daq_time_limited.sof contains one or more time-limited mega functions 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."
I don't know why it appears like that. ! please help me.. ! my design is ready and i want to deploy in field..?
I Think it doesn't matter I have a license for NIOS II IP core. When I use only NIOS II fast core it does not give any error.
I might need a Licensed version of Quartus Prime software (standard version) getting rid of that king of error. and be able to generate general .sof file (not time_limited .sof file).