USB Dongle License

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If you choose Dongle Licensing option, you can receive USB stick with a single license. This can be used on any computer with the USB port. It will register the compiler while you have it connected. Once you disconnect it, the compiler will have the demo version.

How to use USB Dongle License

Unlike Key File Licensing option, USB Dongle License is ready to work as soon as you plug it into the USB port. No license request or registration is required.

You can see the dongle detected in the computer if you go to: Help -> About.

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USB Dongle License can be used on any computer with USB port. It is your personal license which is not tied to a specific computer.

It works with every version of the compiler, so you can update for free and continue to have the licensed compiler.

New IDE

We introduced new IDE and new licensing methods starting from the dsPIC compiler version 7.0.0 When it comes to detection of USB dongle in this new IDE, you can check the presence of the successful license by following these steps:

  1. Open the compiler, go to Help - Activate License.

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  2. Choose if you want to license compiler part or Visual TFT.

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  3. A new window will open. Choose the the type of license you want.

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  4. Choose "USB Dongle License". If you haven't connected the dongle yet, now would be the time to do it.

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  5. You will see the license has been approved.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is USB Dongle License valid without registration?

Yes. Unlike Key File Licensing option, USB Dongle License is ready to work as soon as you plug it into the USB port. No license request or registration is required.

Q. Can I use USB Dongle License on different computers?

Yes. USB Dongle License can be used on any computer with USB port. It is your personal license which is not tied to a specific computer.

Q. I have updated my compiler. Is my USB Dongle License still valid? Yes. Once purchased, USB dongle license works with every version of the compiler. When you update your compiler the USB dongle license is operational right away.

Q. Can I use multiple USB Dongles on a single computer?

Yes. If you already have USB Dongle Licenses for other MikroElektronika software products, you can use them simultaneously on a single computer. If your computer doesn’t have enough USB host ports, you can use an additional USB hub.

Q. I have lost my Dongle, can I get a new one for free?

Unfortunately not. If you lose your dongle you will need to buy a new compiler license and pay the full price.

Q. I have broken my USB Dongle, what should I do?

If you accidentally break the dongle, or it malfunctions in any way, please contact our technical support. http://helpdesk.mikroe.com/

There is a possibility, if the damage is permanent, you can pay only for the new dongle. You will not have to pay the new license.