I have a device specific license (e.g., XC7VX485T_LOGIC device locked license file that came with the purchased Xilinx FPGA VC707 board kit) that works for ISE Design Suite14.2. However, Synthesis fails in Vivado 2012.2 with an error similar to the following:
INFO: [Common 17-78] Attempting to get a license: Synthesis
WARNING: [Common 17-301]Failed to get a license: Synthesis
INFO: [Common 17-78] Attempting to get a license: Rodin_Synthesis
WARNING: [Common 17-301]Failed to get a license: Rodin_Synthesis
INFO [Common 17-291 Device 'xc7xv485t' license not available: Synthesis
ERROR:[Common 17-308] A valid license was not found for feature 'Synthesis' targeting device 'xc7vx485t' Please run Xilinx License Manager for assistance in determining which features and devices are licensed for your system.
Are the device specific licenses supported in 2012.2 Vivado flows?
No, in Vivado 2012.2, the ISE 14.x Targeted Reference Design (TRD) and Targeted Design Platform (TDP) device specific licenses are not supported.
Support for TRD and TDP device specific licenses is available in the Vivado 2012.3 tool.