Purchasing Libero and Paid DirectCore IP Licenses through microchipDirect

  1. 1.Log in to microchipDirect website with your business account.
    1. a.To pay with Purchase Order and/or Request a Quote, create a business account in microchipDirect Preferred Application website. It takes 24-48 hours to complete account setup. For questions on opening a business account, see the FAQ section on microchipDirect.
    2. b.To select the right Libero license for your design, download the Libero License Selector Guide.
    3. c.To select the right paid DirectCores (in-house) IP license for your design, download the DirectCores License Selector Guide.
  2. 2.Search the part number on microchipDirect website.
    Figure 1. Search Field on microchipDIRECT
  3. 3.Select the required part number. After selecting the right part number, the part number page appears as shown in the following figure.
    1. a.New Node Locked Libero License
      1. i.Provide the required quantity.
        Figure 2. Part Page for Libero Gold Node Locked License
    2. b.New Floating IP Core (DirectCore) License
      1. i.Provide the required number of seats for the floating license.
        Figure 3. Part Page for DirectCore IP Floating License
    3. c.Libero Floating Renewal License
      • License can be renewed either before 90 days of the expiration date or 45 days after the expiration date.
      • Enter the existing Software ID and required number of seats to renew.
        Figure 4. Floating License Renewal Option
    4. d.Libero Incremental License
      1. i.Incremental license is used to add seats to existing floating license.
      2. ii.Enter the existing Software ID and required number of seats to add.
      3. iii.microchipDirect calculates and displays the prorated price based on the expiration date of the existing Software ID.
        Figure 5. Add Seats to the Existing Floating License
  4. 4.After selection of the correct part number and filling all the details, click Add to Cart.
  5. 5.Click Go to Cart available on top right corner of the page.
    Figure 6. Add to Cart View
  6. 6.The Shopping Cart page will open. Click Proceed to Secure Checkout option.
    Figure 7. Shopping Cart View
  7. 7.For purchasing the license, select the payment method and click Place Order to complete the payment.
    Figure 8. Checkout View
  8. 8.To purchase paid DirectCore license, fill the Core License Agreement (CLA) details and click Submit.
    Figure 9. DirectCore License Agreement Details Form
  9. 9.Based on the details provided in CLA form, a Core License Agreement is generated. Review the CLA and click on I Agree option and proceed to Place Order page. Follow the instruction in step 10, to complete the payment.
    Figure 10. Core License Agreement
  10. 10.Once the payment is complete, you receive a unique Software ID or license file and the instructions to generate and install a license through email with order confirmation email and invoice copy. Verify the Inbox, Spam, and Trash emails as you will receive license to these mailboxes.
    • New License Purchase: Unique Software ID and download instructions is delivered by email to the license user within 1–2 business days. Register on the microchipDIRECT portal with the Software ID to generate a new license. See the Libero Software Download and License Installation Quick Start Guide, for more details.
    • Renewal License Purchase: The license owner receives a renewal license file only before ten days of the expiration date, if a renewal order is placed before 10 to 90 days of the expiration date. Else, the user receives a renewal license file within two business days from the purchase date. The microchipDIRECT portal directly sends the updated license to the registered email. User can also download the license from their registered account on the microchipDIRECT portal.
    • Incremental License Purchase: License file is delivered by email to the license owner within two business days. The microchipDIRECT portal directly sends the updated license to the registered email. Download the license from their registered account on the microchipDIRECT portal.
  11. 11.Once you install the license, develop the designs using Libero Software and DirectCore.