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Empty Questasim libraries for Intel IP

BB_NGC
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I'm trying to simulate a design that incorporates various Intel IP selected from the IP Catalog in the Quartus Platform Designer.  The HDL for the design was successfully generated in Platform Designer.

In QuestaSim (Questa Intel Starter FPGA Edition Rev 22.1 which came with IntelFPGA_pro), the libraries associated with the Intel IP are listed as "empty" (see below).  The standard precompiled libraries (altera_mf, lpm, etc.) are all present, but I cannot find the libraries for the Intel IP.  This results in "Library not found" (vcom-1598) errors in the QuestaSim compiler.

Did I miss a step after HDL Generation in Quartus?

Where might I find the QuestaSim libraries for Intel IP?

 

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ShengN_Intel
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Hi,

 

Probably have to generate a Combined Simulator Setup Script for the IP check this link and video.

 

Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng

p/s: If any answer from the community or Intel Support are helpful, please feel free to give best answer or rate 4/5 survey.

 

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ShengN_Intel
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Hi,


Let me know if you have any further concern or update on this thread.


Thanks,

Best regards,

Sheng


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BB_NGC
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Thank you Sheng....

 The video and documentation link are most appreciated. 

Are you aware of any tutorials that incorporate this script generation process?

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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,


The previous post video link sent to you got the tutorial.

May be this video can help you as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0X5KMVt4F8


Thanks,

Best regards,

Sheng


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ShengN_Intel
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Hi,


Do you still need any further help on this thread?


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng


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BB_NGC
Beginner
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Hi Sheng...  

The Quartus simulation setup script generation seemed to go well, however still having issues with Intel IP during Questa compilation.   Currently stuck on the Bus Functional Model IP for AXI4lite.

Getting this error:  

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This library being called in the Quartus-generated HDL doesn't exist.

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This error occurred during the com step in the .do file that was created as shown in the video.

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Do you know why this library isn't being generated by Quartus?

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ShengN_Intel
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Hi,


Check this document link https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/programmable/support-resources/bulk-container/pdfs/literature/ug/mentor-vip-axi4lite-ae-usr.pdf (page 374):

To run a Questa simulation, follow the process detailed in “ModelSim Simulation” on page 370.

page 370:

Ensure that the environment variable MvcHome points to the location of the installed BFM.

page 371:

Starting a Simulation from the ModelSim GUI

page 372:

Starting a Simulation from a UNIX Command Line

page 373:

Editing the modelsim.ini File

This link may be can help you also https://www.macnica.co.jp/business/semiconductor/support/faqs/intel/131065/


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng

p/s: If any answer from the community or Intel Support are helpful, please feel free to give best answer.


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ShengN_Intel
Employee
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Hi,


Any further concern? Does your problem being resolved?


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng

p/s: If any answer from the community or Intel Support are helpful, please feel free to give best answer.


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BB_NGC
Beginner
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Hi Sheng.

Still not resolved. 

The document links you provided contain an example design that has been very helpful, thank you.  However I cannot complete the example design without a license for the bus functional models, and the Intel FPGA Self Service License Center has been down for migration to Azure Portal.

 

  

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ShengN_Intel
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Hi,


Regarding the license issue, probably need to open a new thread in Intel® FPGA Software Installation & Licensing forum https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-FPGA-Software-Installation/bd-p/fpga-software-installation-licensing to get related support.


Thanks,

Best Regards,

Sheng


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BB_NGC
Beginner
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Hi Sheng,

Thanks.  I opened a case re: the licensing issue with Intel customer support last week.

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