Using Fee-Based Licensed IP - 2023.2 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Designing with IP (UG896)

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The Vivado IP catalog displays either Included or Purchase under the License column in the IP catalog, and also provides a field on the status of the license. The following definitions apply to IP offered by AMD:

  • License Status: IP licenses can be Full (also know as Purchased), Simulation, or Eval.
    • Included: The AMD End User License Agreement applies to AMD LogiCORE™ IP cores that are licensed within the AMD Vivado Design Suite software tools at no additional charge.
    • Purchase: The Core License Agreement applies to fee-based AMD LogiCORE IP, and the Core Evaluation License Agreement applies to the evaluation of fee-based AMD LogiCORE IP.
  • License Type: License types can be Floating or Node-Locked.
    • Certificate-based Network Floating Licenses and activation-based Server Licenses are locked to a license server host running the FLEX license server daemon. A license is checked out per unique user.
    • Node-Locked or Client license is a license that is locked to a specific machine or, for certificate based-licenses, a dongle. As long as you do not replace your hard drive, the Disk Serial Number (Volume ID) is reliable to identify the Node.
  • Other license levels include the following: Design_Linking, Hardware_Evaluation, and Full (Purchased).

For more information on how to obtain IP licenses, see the AMD IP Licensing site .

For more information on licensing see the Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing (UG973).

For fee-based IP, the OK button on the Customize IP dialog box is disabled until an evaluation or a paid license is found, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 1. Fee-Based IP OK Button Enabled after License Found

Important: During implementation, the Vivado tools confirms that a license exists for the IP; consequently, you must regenerate the LogiCORE IP core for the core netlist to receive the current license status.