Intel® Arria® 10 Transceiver PHY User Guide

ID 683617
Date 3/28/2022
Document Table of Contents How to Use NativeLink to Specify Third-Party RTL Simulators

The following figure illustrates the high-level steps for using the NativeLink with Third-Party EDA RTL simulator.

Figure 166. Using NativeLink with Third-Party Simulators

Complete the following steps to specify the directory path and testbench settings for your simulator:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click EDA Tool Options.
  2. Browse to the directory for your simulator. The following table lists the directories for supported third-party simulators:
    Table 226.   Simulator Path



    Mentor Graphics* ModelSim*

    Mentor Graphics QuestaSim*

    <drive>:\<simulator install path>\win32 (Windows)

    /<simulator install path>/bin (Linux*)

    Synopsys* VCS/VCS MX

    /<simulator install path>/bin (Linux)

    Cadence* Incisive Enterprise

    /<simulator install path>/tools/bin (Linux)

    Aldec* Active-HDL

    Aldec Riviera-Pro

    <drive>:\<simulator install path>\bin (Windows)

    /<simulator install path>/bin (Linux)

  3. On Assignments menu, click Settings.
  4. In the Category list, under EDA Tool Settings, select Simulation.
  5. In the Tool name list, select your simulator.
  6. To enable your simulator, on the Tools menu, click Options and then click License Setup . Make necessary changes for EDA tool licenses.
  7. Compile your design and testbench files.
  8. Load the design and run the simulation in the EDA tool.

To learn more about third-party simulators, click on the appropriate link below.

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