How to Obtain and Manage a Vivado Design Suite License 171
Vivado Design Suite is a software tool for designing, simulating, and implementing FPGA (field-programmable gate array) systems. It offers a comprehensive set of features and capabilities to help you create high-performance and low-power FPGA designs. However, to use Vivado Design Suite, you need to have a valid license that matches your product edition and version.
In this article, we will explain how to obtain and manage a Vivado Design Suite license 171, which is the latest release as of October 2022. We will cover the following topics:
How to download and install Vivado Design Suite 171
How to get a free or evaluation license for Vivado Design Suite 171
How to purchase a license for Vivado Design Suite 171
How to redeem a product voucher for Vivado Design Suite 171
How to modify or update your license for Vivado Design Suite 171
By the end of this article, you will have a clear understanding of how to obtain and manage a Vivado Design Suite license 171 and enjoy the benefits of this powerful FPGA design tool.
How to Download and Install Vivado Design Suite 171
The first step to use Vivado Design Suite 171 is to download and install it on your computer. You can download the installation files from the Xilinx Download Center[^1^]. You can choose between two editions: Vivado ML Standard Edition and Vivado ML Enterprise Edition. The Standard Edition is free and includes the basic features of Vivado Design Suite, such as logic synthesis, implementation, simulation, IP integrator, and device programmer. The Enterprise Edition is paid and includes additional features, such as high-level synthesis, system generator, partial reconfiguration, and advanced verification.
To install Vivado Design Suite 171, you need to follow the instructions in the Vivado Design Suite Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing Guide[^1^]. You can choose between a web installer or a full installer. The web installer allows you to download only the components you need, while the full installer downloads all the components at once. You can also choose between a single-file download or a split-file download. The single-file download is faster but requires more disk space, while the split-file download is slower but requires less disk space.
After downloading the installation files, you need to run the installer and follow the steps on the screen. You can choose between a typical installation or a custom installation. The typical installation installs the most common components, while the custom installation allows you to select which components you want to install. You can also choose the installation directory and whether to create shortcuts or not.
Once the installation is complete, you need to activate your license for Vivado Design Suite 171.
How to Get a Free or Evaluation License for Vivado Design Suite 171
If you want to try Vivado Design Suite 171 before buying it, you can get a free or evaluation license from the Xilinx Product Licensing Site[^2^]. A free license allows you to use the Standard Edition of Vivado Design Suite 171 without any time limit. An evaluation license allows you to use the Enterprise Edition of Vivado Design Suite 171 for a limited period of time (usually 30 days).
To get a free or evaluation license for Vivado Design Suite 171, you need to follow these steps:
After completing the installation of Vivado Design Suite 171, the Xilinx License Configuration Manager (XCLM) will start automatically and guide you through the licensing process.
Select \"Get Free ISE WebPACK, ISE/Vivado IP or SDK License\" or \"Get Free Full Product Evaluation License\" depending on your preference.
Enter your Xilinx user ID and password or create a new account if you don't have one.
Select \"Vivado ML\" as your product family and \"2022.2\" as your version.
Select \"Vivado ML Standard Edition\" or \"Vivado ML Enterprise Edition\" as your product edition depending on your preference.
Select \"Node-Locked License\" or \"Floating License\" as your 061ffe29dd