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

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Date 10/05/2021
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2. Intel FPGA Simulation Basics

This document describes Intel® Quartus® Prime software support for simulating designs that target Intel FPGA devices. Simulation allows you to verify your design's behavior before configuring the FPGA device with the verified design. You specify input vectors to your simulator, and then the simulator determines and reports the expected corresponding outputs during the time period you specify.

Figure 1.  Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition Wave Window

Prior to simulation, you compile the RTL or gate-level representation of your design and testbench. You must also compile IP simulation models, models from the Intel FPGA simulation libraries, and any other model libraries required for your design.

The Intel FPGA simulation process involves setting up your supported simulator working environment, compiling simulation model libraries, generating simulation files, running your simulator, and interpreting the results.

What's New in this Version?

  • The Intel® Quartus® Prime software adds new support for the Questa*-Intel® FPGA Edition simulator.
  • The Intel® Quartus® Prime software removes support for the ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition simulator.
  • Intel® Quartus® Prime software supports updated third-party simulator versions and platforms.
  • The name of Mentor Graphics* is now Siemens* EDA.
  • For change details, refer to the Document Revision History.

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