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

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Date 2/05/2024
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1.2.2. Elaboration Stage

The elaboration stage follows the compilation stage. In the elaboration stage you typically run just one elaboration command. This elaboration command can take several inputs. At the minimum, elaboration requires as input the top-level testbench module name, and the list of library directories that the compilation stage creates.

Figure 3. Elaboration Stage Inputs and Output

The output of the elaboration command is the executable simulation model for the top-level testbench. The executable simulation model comprises one or more simulator-specific files and directories. For more details about the elaboration stage, refer to Understanding Elaboration.