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30 day evalutaion licence for ISE 14.3

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Hi,

 

I have a Spartan-6 series FPGA development board . I have downloaded and installed ISE 14.3 and want to use XPS.  I tried to get 30 day evaluation licence by following the instruction accordingly. I was redirected to Xilinx website and there was no licence file for ISE 14.3 so i generated 30 day evaluation licence for vivado-HLS from one of the available options. The problem is this licence is not working for my XPS 14.3. The licence file is properly installed and listed by Xilinx Licence Configuration Manager  as I can see the licence file in “Manage Xilinx Licences ” tab.  Whenever I try to open XPS( Xilinx Platform Studio) I get the following error “A licence was not found the XPS feature” . Now how can i get evaulation licence for my ISE 14.3 ?

 

Regards,

 

Ali

 

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Hi,

 

Contact Xilinx sales or distributors.

 

Thanks,

Vinay

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Hello,

You won't be able to use XPS (Xilinx Platform Studio) with Vivado HLS evaluation license. Also separate evaluation license for ISE is also not available as ISE is in maintenance mode.
So once you are redirected to Xilinx Product Licensing Site, you need to generate the evaluation license seen in below snapshot to use the XPS feature.

 

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With this license, you can use XPS feature as it is listed in the license file. Make sure that you are using Certificate Based License (.lic) to use ISE features.

 

Hope this helps. 

Regards,
Ashish
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I'm having the same problem.

 

I don't think its possible to generate the license you suggest since the ISE has been moved to "legacy" software.

It says you must request certifcate based licneses from Vivado.... yet Vivado does not support Spartan 6.

 

Thus it appears to be a Catch-22.

 

If I'm missing something please let us know.   I repeat I'm having exactly the same issue getting an eval license for a Spartan 6 part that was not part of the web pack stuff.

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I had it backwards, but not about the problem.

 

ISE evaulation option does NOT show up under Certificate based licenses any more .... so the suggested fix does not work.   As I said before, I "think" this is because ISE is no longer really supported.     

 

Yet,  Activation based license for evaluation can only be obtained (if at all) through Vivado.     Which does not support any Spartan parts.     

 

Thus there are parts that are "Orphaned" and can't be used Via ANY evaluation license.    If a "legacy" part is not in the web pack list but you are stuck with looking at some old board with one of these on it to "evaulate" whether a change would work and thus be worth paying for a license and more parts again....    you CAN"T. 

 

I'm stuck with the 150 size Spartan 6 in this case and I tried several ways, best as I can tell ... Xilinx has truly orphaned this one since it wasn't a web pack part.      Now maybe it should be?  and any other legacy orphaned ones....    very frustrating.    Frustrating enough to quit trying and try a different solution all together actually.

 

 

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Hi,

 

Contact Xilinx sales or distributors.

 

Thanks,

Vinay

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Hi, 

 

This option does not appear during licence generation process.  The available options snapshot is attached.

 

Regards, 

Ali

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Hi,

 

Finally i got the evaluation licence for ISE 14.3 by contacting local distrubutor. If any one facing same problem then he must contact local distrutor. Here is the link

 

http://www.xilinx.com/company/contact/auth-disti-table.htm

 

Regards,

 

Ali

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