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quartus lite says "You have 7 days remaining"? [quartus_cpf]

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I notice that even though I installed the quartus lite - when I am running through an example on the DE10-Nano, a particular command (quartus_cpf) 

says "You have 7 days remaining (until May 16, 2018) to use..." 

Should the lite version stop working in this way? 

I posted the output below for reference.... 

Please help! 









elFPGA_lite\17.1\quartus\\bin64\\quartus_cpf -c -o bitstream_compression=on DE10 

_NANO_SoC_GHRD.sof soc_system.rbf 

Info: ******************************************************************* 

Info: Running Quartus Prime Convert_programming_file 

Info: Version 17.1.1 Internal Build 593 12/11/2017 SJ Lite Edition 

Info: Copyright (C) 2017 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. 

Info: Your use of Intel Corporation's design tools, logic functions 

Info: and other software and tools, and its AMPP partner logic 

Info: functions, and any output files from any of the foregoing 

Info: (including device programming or simulation files), and any 

Info: associated documentation or information are expressly subject 

Info: to the terms and conditions of the Intel Program License 

Info: Subscription Agreement, the Intel Quartus Prime License Agreement, 

Info: the Intel FPGA IP License Agreement, or other applicable license 

Info: agreement, including, without limitation, that your use is for 

Info: the sole purpose of programming logic devices manufactured by 

Info: Intel and sold by Intel or its authorized distributors. Please 

Info: refer to the applicable agreement for further details. 

Info: Processing started: Wed May 09 17:07:53 2018 

Info: Command: quartus_cpf -c -o bitstream_compression=on DE10_NANO_SoC_GHRD.sof 


Info (292036): Thank you for using the Quartus Prime software 30-day evaluation. 

you have 7 days remaining (until may 16, 2018) to use the quartus prime softwar 

e with compilation and simulation support. 

Info: Quartus Prime Convert_programming_file was successful. 0 errors, 0 warning 

Info: Peak virtual memory: 285 megabytes 

Info: Processing ended: Wed May 09 17:07:58 2018 

Info: Elapsed time: 00:00:05 

Info: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:04 



Press any key to continue . . . 


D:\projects\DE10-Nano\Demonstrations\SoC_FPGA\Nios_Access_DDR3\demo_batch>echo % 




2 Replies

I'm having the same problem. I thought Quartus Lite was free forever, not for 30 days. This message seems to imply it's not. Info (292036): Thank you for using the Quartus Prime software 30-day evaluation.

I don't understand if I need to buy a license for Standard or Pro


I'm also interested in this subject. Do you have any update on this? Did Quartus really stop working after 30days? Thanks.