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

Buy

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.
Download Download
Download

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.

Documentation and Support

Find technical documentation, videos, and training courses for Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software.