Type: Answers

Area: Intellectual Property

IP Product: 40Gb Ethernet MAC and PHY MegaCores

Why does my 40GBASE-KR4 MAC+ PHY example design fail to simulate in VCS?


When executing the run_vcs.sh simulation script generated by software version 13.1 of the 40GBASE-KR4 IP example design, the simulation will fail to compile, with the following errors:

Error-[SV-PPD] Package previously declared
../../../kr4_sim/alt_e40_e100/sv_xcvr_h.sv, 20
  Identifier 'sv_xcvr_h' is already declared in file
  "./../example/common/alt_e40_e_reco/alt_e40_e_reco/sv_xcvr_h.sv", line 20.


./run_vcs.sh: line 31: ./simv: No such file or directory


This issue is due to duplicate module declarations in the simulation scripts.

Edit the file <generated name>_sim/synopsys/vcs/vcs_setup.sh as detailed below to resolve this issue.

Remove line 68:

  /alt_e40_e100/altera_xcvr_functions.sv \

and remove line 78:

 /alt_e40_e100/sv_xcvr_h.sv \

Then rerun run_vcs.sh.

This issue will be fixed in an upcoming release of the Quartus II software.