Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Getting Started

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Date 12/04/2023
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3.1.8.2. Third-Party Simulation Tools

The Intel® Quartus® Prime software does not include a native simulator, but provides support for RTL- and gate-level design simulation in specific, supported EDA simulators.

In addition, Intel provides the Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition simulator along with the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software includes precompiled libraries for the Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition simulator.

Alternatively you can purchase a full licenses for other supported third-party simulators to support large designs and achieve faster simulation performance. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software generates both functional and timing netlist files for ModelSim and other supported third-party simulators.

Use the simulator version that your Intel® Quartus® Prime software version supports for best results. You must also use the model libraries provided with your Intel® Quartus® Prime software version. Libraries can change between versions, which might cause a mismatch with your simulation netlist.