Free or Evaluation Product Licenses - After completing the installation of Vivado, SDx or ISE Design Suite, the Xilinx License Configuration Manager (XCLM) will start automatically and guide you through the licensing process.
You may also go directly to the Xilinx Product Licensing Site to obtain licenses for free or evaluation products if you decided to skip this step during product installation.
Obtain a license for Legacy IP Core Products
License keys for IP cores shipped after Vivado, SDx or ISE v6.3 or EDK v6.3 - If your IP core product is in warranty, the Xilinx Product Licensing Site will automatically generate a license key file that enables both the current release IP version as well as prior versions of the core, up to the IP versions shipped against Vivado, SDx or ISE v6.3 and EDK v6.3.
Purchased Products – If you have purchased Vivado, SDx or ISE Design Suite products or IP Cores, a notification e-mail with licensing instructions has been sent to the Account Administrator for your site. Please locate this notification and follow the instructions to obtain your license for purchased products.
Redeem an Vivado, SDx or ISE Design Suite or IP Core product voucher code
Most Xilinx and Xilinx partner board kits with support for Vivado, SDx or ISE Design Suite version 11 or later contain a product voucher that may be redeemed for associated Vivado, SDx or ISE Design Suite tools and / or IP Core licenses.
Vouchers do not expire and when redeemed the software warranty is good up to one year.