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

ID 683080
Date 2/05/2024
Document Table of Contents Inputs to Compilation Commands

Compilation commands accept the following inputs:

  • An ordered list of one or more HDL file names, usually file names separated by spaces.
    Note: The file order is important in some cases, as Order of Files for Compilation Commands explains.
  • (Optional) Command line options to configure the compilation behavior, as Compilation Command-Line Options describes.
  • (Optional) The name of the logical library or a library directory name. When not specified, the logical library default value is the work library, as Specifying Logical Libraries describes.
  1. You can compile two or more files using a single compilation command if you can compile them into the same library, and they require the same compilation options. The compilation command can take a list of HDL files as input.
  2. You can compile files defining modules that are not part of the design or testbench. The elaboration stage ignores such modules. In fact, in practice, you typically compile many more modules than are required to simulate the top-level testbench module.

The compilation command generates outputs, as Compilation Stage describes.