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AR# 44038

Licensing - How can I determine if a particular IP needs to be licensed?

Description

Some LogiCORE IP are provided without license control while others require a license in order to be used. 

How can I determine if a particular IP needs to be licensed?

Solution

Method 1:

If you do not have Vivado or ISE software installed already on your system, search on IP Center for the product page for the core. 

A core which requires a license key will either have a Get License option on the main product page (for a no charge IP) or instructions in the Evaluate or Order link on the product page that indicate that a license key is required.

Method 2: 

In ISE 

Open CORE Generator and look in the License column of the IP catalog. 

Any LogiCORE IP Core that requires a license key will show a small padlock icon beside it in this column.

A $ symbol on the padlock icon indicates that the license key must be purchased. 

A padlock icon without a $ symbol indicates that the license key is available at no additional cost to licensed ISE customers. 

Log in to the Xilinx Product Licensing site to generate a key.

In the Vivado IDE
 
Open the IP Catalog and look in the License column of the IP catalog.

Any LogiCORE IP Core that has the required license included as part of the Xilinx installation will show the word 'included' in this column.

Any LogiCORE IP Core that requires the user to purchase an additional license in order to use the IP will show the word 'purchase' in this column.

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
44029 Licensing - LogiCORE IP Core licensing questions? N/A N/A
AR# 44038
Date Created 10/12/2012
Last Updated 09/19/2014
Status Active
Type General Article
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