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IP licence

Post by f4bjh » Mon Apr 01, 2013 4:38 am


First, i want to congralutate you for your bladeRF project, wich seems to be incredible !!! :-) What a good job.

i'm very interresting in SDR projects, for my ham-radio project. We are thinking on different solutions which could improve our contest results, and SDR may be a option :-p (that's why, my pseudo is F4BJH :-)

Dealing with my friends about FGPA solutions, we were wondering about the "Nios II IP license". I thought this IP was not free, and his use was time limited after .sof file flashing with Quartus II.
I also trid to generate the QSYS system, and it seems you use their IP, instead it is not time limited.

Could you explain me why ?

Thanks in advance for your reply,
Fabrice, F4BJH (from France, Paris)

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Re: IP licence

Post by bpadalino » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:16 am

The NIOS II processor we use in the FPGA is the economy version which is free to use and requires no license. The more fully featured NIOS II processors have a license fee associated with them.

More information can be found on Altera's NIOS II page.

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