AR# 42061

Licensing - Can Xilinx design tools and IP licenses be locked to FLEX dongles? Does Xilinx sell dongles?


Can Xilinx design tools and IP licenses be locked to FLEX dongles?

Does Xilinx sell dongles?


Yes, certificate licenses for Xilinx design tools and IP licenses can be locked to a USB FlexNet version 9 dongle. 

Xilinx no longer sells Dongles.

Dongles can be purchased directly from Flexera.

For additional information or to order dongles, please contact Flexera.

Flexera's Dongle request e-mail address is:

Xilinx supports USB dongle licensing on Windows platforms only.

Note: To use a USB FLEX ID dongle with Windows operating systems, you must install the appropriate driver prior to creating a FlexNet license for use with it.

  1. Install the Xilinx ISE Design Suite software first. This will contain the installer for the USB FLEX ID dongle driver.
  2. Run the FLEXId_Dongle_Driver_Installer.exe found in %XILINX%\ISE\bin\nt or <Xilinx ISE DS install Directory>\ISE\bin\nt.
  3. On the Select Options screen, ensure that only FLEX ID 9 Drivers are checked.
  4. Click Next twice, and the driver will install. After installation, a screen appears asking you if you wish to reboot. You must reboot to ensure that the dongle operates correctly.

See Also:

(Xilinx Answer 62512)Activation-based licenses cannot be generated for a USB FlexNet dongle.
(Xilinx Answer 43209)Multiple dongle usage limitation with FlexNet ID dongles on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
(Xilinx Answer 35027)Does FLEX-LM support USB dongles for Linux OS?
(Xilinx Answer 33493)Do the FLEX USB dongles have writable space?

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Answer Number Answer Title Version Found Version Resolved
42504 Licensing - Understanding and using Xilinx Flex Licensing N/A N/A

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AR# 42061
Date 01/14/2020
Status Active
Type General Article