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Show me a simulation software as I can afford FPGA

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Nov 16, 2005
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I don't have enough money to buy any board FPGA,so can any body show me the simulate software?thank

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Don't worry, If I were rich, I would spend my time on Bahamas or Jamaica drinkig finest Rums and Single malts instead of fighting with VHDl and FPGAs :). Unfortunately the software for FPGA design is very expensive in its professional incarnation. Fortunately, however, there are free versions available from most FPGA vendors. One complete version of such a software you can find at Its name is ISE 8.1i. You should also download MXE_3_6.0d package for simulation. License is free.
Also Altera has its free software named QuartusII, which can be downloaded from their site. Another package comes from, and its name is Libero.
I can't remember the version, but it's free and can also be downloaded from their site. Actel can send you a copy of it on a CD if you register (free of course ).

All you need to have is a PC with Linux or Windows, or Solaris. Unfortunately you can't go lower than that. You don't need any hardware kit or a real FPGA chip to simulate it in software.

Regards, yego


If you can somehow scrape up only $99 US, you can buy the Xilinx High Volume Starter Kit. It includes a Spartan-3 board, a CPLD board, cables, manuals, and starter software:
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Or you can simply download the free development software (ISE WebPACK). It includes all the basic development tools and a lite version of ModelSim:

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