Programming Guide


Simulation Prerequisites

To use the FPGA simulation flow, you must download the following prerequisite software:
  • Intel Quartus Prime Pro Edition software
    : Download this package from the FPGA Software Download Center download page.
  • Compatible simulation software (Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition and Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition)
    : Obtain them from the FPGA Software Download Center.
    • The Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition requires a license. However, Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition is free but requires a zero-cost license. For additional details, refer to the Licensing chapter of the Intel FPGA Software Installation and Licensing.
    • You can also use your licensed version of Siemens* EDA ModelSim* SE or Siemens* EDA Questa Advanced Simulator software. For information about all ModelSim* and Questa* software versions that your Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software supports, refer to the EDA Interface Information section of the
      Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition: <version_number> Software and Device Support Release Notes
    • On Linux systems, you must install Red Hat* development tools to work with Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition and Questa*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition software.

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