ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Edition Software

ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Edition Software Features and Benefits

Intel licenses Mentor Graphics ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA simulation software to customers with Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software. Both ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition and ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA starter edition are available for lite edition, standard edition and pro edition software users.

  ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Starter Edition ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Edition
Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software support Intel® Quartus® Prime lite edition, standard edition, and pro edition software Intel® Quartus® Prime lite edition, standard edition, and pro edition software
Device support

All Intel® FPGA devices

(Including Intel® MAX® CPLDs, Intel® Arria®, Intel® Cyclone®, and Intel® Stratix® series Intel® FPGAs)

All Intel® FPGA devices

(Including Intel® MAX® CPLDs, Intel® Arria®, Intel® Cyclone®, and Intel® Stratix® series Intel® FPGAs)

Mixed language support Mixed language support Mixed language support
Operating System (OS) support Windows*, Linux* (more details) Windows*, Linux* (more details)
Design size support

Small designs

10,000 executable line limit

Note: ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software supports designs of up to 3,000 instances. Instances from our pre-compiled libraries do not count towards the 3,000 instance limitation.
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No. ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software only supports our gate-level libraries. The ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software includes the base features of ModelSim* PE, including behavioral simulation, HDL testbenches, and Tcl scripting. However, ModelSim* PE optional features are not supported in the ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software and the simulation performance of the ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software is slower than that of the ModelSim* PE/DE software.

ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA starter edition software is the same as ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software except for two areas. ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA starter edition's simulation performance is lower than ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition's, and has a line limit of 10,000 executable lines compared to the unlimited number of lines allowed in the ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software.

Yes. Starting with Intel® Quartus® Prime Software v15.0, the ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA edition software supports dual-language simulation. This includes designs that are written in a combination of Verilog, System Verilog, and VHDL languages, also known as mixed HDL.

Contact your local Mentor Graphics sales office to upgrade your ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA software to ModelSim* PE/DE software or Questa* advanced simulator. Contact information is available on the Mentor Graphics website.