ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Edition Software

The ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA Edition software is a version of the ModelSim* software targeted for Intel FPGAs devices. The software supports Intel gate-level libraries and includes behavioral simulation, HDL test benches, and Tcl scripting.

Benefits

Shorten your FPGA verification time by using the ModelSim-Intel FPGA software in your FPGA design flow. ModelSim-Intel FPGA software supports behavioral and gate-level simulations, including VHDL or Verilog test benches for all Intel FPGA devices.

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
Price Free
No license required

$1,995, includes software
updates for one year

$1,695 for renewal

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Note: the ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software requires a valid license. The ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software license expires 15 months after the date of purchase. Every 15 months you must regenerate your license file in the Self-Service Licensing Center to renew your license for the specific ModelSim-Intel FPGA Edition software version that you purchased.

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Device support

All Intel FPGA devices

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

All Intel FPGA devices

(Including Intel MAX CPLDs, Intel Arria, Intel Cyclone, and Intel Stratix series 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

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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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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 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.

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