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AR# 40150

Licensing - Can I use an ISE floating license regardless of geographical location?


My licenses are running on a license server in Europe, however, I travel extensivelyand can quite often need to access these licenses from other geographical locations, for example, the United States. Is it possible to use these licenses from multiple locations or are there geographical restrictions?


Most of the Xilinx FlexLM licenses are not geographically based, therefore, itis acceptableto use these licenses andpoint back to the server inanother geographical location.As long as the license is not being used in a country that is restricted by Export Compliance or in a way that violates the End User License Agreement,the location of the server relative to the user is not restricted.

If the customer has certain IP licenses, there might be an issue as some IP licenses are provided with a "site" specific license and using these from another site would be in conflict of the license agreement.

Xilinx softwarelicenses are not "site" licenses, therefore, these should be fine.

AR# 40150
Date Created 10/27/2011
Last Updated 05/16/2012
Status Active
Type 14;#
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