How to Obtain and Install a Xilinx Vivado 2013 License
Xilinx Vivado 2013 is a design suite for FPGA and SoC development, which includes tools for synthesis, implementation, simulation, and IP integration. To use Xilinx Vivado 2013, you need a valid license that matches your product edition and features. In this article, we will explain how to obtain and install a Xilinx Vivado 2013 license.
Types of Xilinx Vivado 2013 Licenses
There are different types of licenses for Xilinx Vivado 2013, depending on your needs and preferences. Here are some of the common ones:
Free or Evaluation Product Licenses: These are licenses that allow you to use Xilinx Vivado 2013 for free or for a limited time, with some restrictions on functionality and support. You can obtain these licenses after completing the installation of Xilinx Vivado 2013, by using the Xilinx License Configuration Manager (XCLM) that will start automatically and guide you through the licensing process[^1^].
Purchased Product Licenses: These are licenses that you have paid for and that enable you to use Xilinx Vivado 2013 with full functionality and support. You can purchase these licenses from the Xilinx website or from an authorized distributor. If you have purchased Xilinx Vivado 2013 products or IP cores, you will receive a notification email with licensing instructions from Xilinx. You need to follow these instructions to obtain your license for purchased products[^1^].
Product Voucher Licenses: These are licenses that come with some Xilinx or Xilinx partner board kits that support Xilinx Vivado 2013 version 11 or later. These vouchers can be redeemed for associated Xilinx Vivado 2013 tools and/or IP core licenses on the Xilinx Product Licensing Site. Vouchers do not expire and when redeemed the software warranty is good up to one year[^1^].
How to Install a Xilinx Vivado 2013 License
Once you have obtained a license file for Xilinx Vivado 2013, you need to install it on your computer or on a network server. The license file can be in one of the following formats:
FLEX file: This is a text file that contains license keys for one or more products or features. You can open it with any text editor and view its contents.
XML file: This is an XML file that contains license keys for one or more products or features. You can open it with any XML editor and view its contents.
Trusted Storage: This is a secure storage area on your computer or on a network server that contains license keys for one or more products or features. You cannot view its contents directly, but you can manage it with the XCLM.
To install a license file on your computer, you can use one of the following methods:
XCLM: This is the recommended method for installing and managing licenses for Xilinx Vivado 2013. You can launch the XCLM from the Start menu (Windows) or from the command line (Linux). The XCLM will allow you to browse for your license file, copy it to a desired location, set environment variables, and activate or deactivate licenses[^2^].
Environment Variables: This is an alternative method for installing licenses for Xilinx Vivado 2013. You can set environment variables such as XILINXD_LICENSE_FILE or LM_LICENSE_FILE to point to your license file location. You can also use environment variables to specify multiple license file locations separated by semicolons (Windows) or colons (Linux). However, this method may not work for some features such as IP cores[^2^].
Default Locations: This is another alternative method for installing licenses for Xilinx Vivado 2013. You can copy your license file to one of the default locations that Xilinx Vivado 2013 applications look for licenses. These locations vary depending 0efd9a6b88