Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Third-party Simulation

ID 683080
Date 9/24/2018

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4.2. Using GUI or Command-Line Interfaces

Intel FPGA supports both the IES GUI and command-line simulator interfaces

To start the IES GUI, type nclaunch at a command prompt.

Table 9.  IES Simulation Executables
Program Function

ncvlog compiles your Verilog HDL code and performs syntax and static semantics checks.


ncvhdl compiles your VHDL code and performs syntax and static semantics checks.

ncelab Elaborates the design hierarchy and determines signal connectivity.
ncsdfc Performs back-annotation for simulation with VHDL simulators.
ncsim Runs mixed-language simulation. This program is the simulation kernel that performs event scheduling and executes the simulation code.