Libero® Installation and Licensing

Downloading and Installing Libero® SoC

Libero SoC design suite supports designs for the following Microchip FPGAs:

  • PolarFire SoC
  • PolarFire
  • RTG4
  • SmartFussion2
  • IGLOO2

Libero runs on Windows® and Linux® machines. The installation package can be downloaded from the Libero Design Suite page.

The installation package walks you through the step-by-step installation process for contemporary desktop applications. When the installation process is complete, an icon to start Libero appears on the desktop.

Double-clicking on the Libero icon will start the application.

All references to Libero on site reference v12.0 or higher of Libero SoC.

Licensing Libero SoC

Microchip implements an industry standard FlexNet Publisher (formerly known as FLEXlm) license. Libero supports either node-locked or floating server-based licenses.

To ensure that Libero runs, you must obtain and install a license file from Microchip.
When Libero starts up, it looks for a license file. If no license file is found, Libero will not run.

Libero offers four levels of licenses: Evaluation, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. These licenses differ in price, device support, and length of service. The licenses most often requested by the first-time Libero users are the two time-limited, no-cost licenses: Evaluation and Silver.

  • Evaluation License: Supports all functions and devices, but DOES NOT allow the user to program a device.
  • Silver License: Allows the user to program a design, but supports a limited number of devices.

The Overview tab of the Libero license page details the specifics of the licenses.

License Procedures for an Individual PC

  1. Install Libero.
  2. Request a Libero license from the licensing website.
    • You must supply the Volume ID of the PC accepting the license.
    • If the license being requested requires a fee (i.e. anything other than an Evaluation or Silver license) you must also supply the license code received at the time of purchase.
  3. Microchip will provide the license file via email.
  4. Place the license on your PC and update the environment variable to point to the location of that file.
© 2019 Microchip Technology, Inc.
Notice: ARM and Cortex are the registered trademarks of ARM Limited in the EU and other countries.
Information contained on this site regarding device applications and the like is provided only for your convenience and may be superseded by updates. It is your responsibility to ensure that your application meets with your specifications. MICROCHIP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WRITTEN OR ORAL, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, RELATED TO THE INFORMATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS CONDITION, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR PURPOSE. Microchip disclaims all liability arising from this information and its use. Use of Microchip devices in life support and/or safety applications is entirely at the buyer's risk, and the buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Microchip from any and all damages, claims, suits, or expenses resulting from such use. No licenses are conveyed, implicitly or otherwise, under any Microchip intellectual property rights.