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 Intel® FPGA verification time by using the ModelSim*-Intel® FPGA software in your Intel® 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.

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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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 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.

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