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

ID 683080
Date 2/05/2024
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1.3.5. Commands To Configure and Run Simulation

Once you generate the executable simulation model during elaboration, you can run the executable simulation model to simulate the top-level testbench module.

There are several different methods to configure and run simulation. The following are some of the typical simulator commands and options that you can use for simulation:

  • You can specify which signals that you want the simulator to record during simulation. You must ensure that those signals are preserved during the elaboration stage, as Elaboration Options explains.

    The simulator writes the waveforms of these signals to a simulator proprietary database during simulation. You can view the waveforms in a GUI after simulation.

    Note: You cannot record or display signals in encrypted HDL files with the simulator.
  • You can specify the amount of simulation time to simulate the top-level testbench module. For example, you can specify a simulation time of 1 milliseconds.
  • You can specify an option to wait for simulation licenses. This option is applicable when using floating simulation licenses. Some simulators exit immediately if there are no available floating licenses for simulation.