Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX Transceiver PHY User Guide

ID 683054
Date 4/14/2023
Document Table of Contents How to Use NativeLink to Specify Third-Party RTL Simulators

The following figure illustrates the high-level steps for using the NativeLink with Third-Party EDA RTL simulator.

Figure 116. Using NativeLink with Third-Party Simulators

Complete the following steps to specify the directory path and testbench settings for your simulator:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click EDA Tool Options.
  2. Browse to the directory for your simulator. The following table lists the directories for supported third-party simulators:
    Table 151.   Simulator Path



    Mentor Graphics ModelSim

    Mentor Graphics QuestaSim

    <drive>:\<simulator install path>\win32 (Windows)

    /<simulator install path>/bin (Linux)

    Synopsys VCS/VCS MX

    /<simulator install path>/bin (Linux)

    Cadence Incisive Enterprise

    /<simulator install path>/tools/bin (Linux)

    Aldec Active-HDL

    Aldec Riviera-Pro

    <drive>:\<simulator install path>\bin (Windows)

    /<simulator install path>/bin (Linux)

  3. On Assignments menu, click Settings.
  4. In the Category list, under EDA Tool Settings, select Simulation.
  5. In the Tool name list, select your simulator.
  6. To enable your simulator, on the Tools menu, click Options and then click License Setup . Make necessary changes for EDA tool licenses.
  7. Compile your design and testbench files.
  8. Load the design and run the simulation in the EDA tool.

To learn more about third-party simulators, click on the appropriate link below.