FPGA Intellectual Property
PCI Express*, Networking and Connectivity, Memory Interfaces, DSP IP, and Video IP
Announcements
Intel Support hours are Monday-Fridays, 8am-5pm PST, except Holidays. Thanks to our community members who provide support during our down time or before we get to your questions. We appreciate you!

Need Forum Guidance? Click here
Search our FPGA Knowledge Articles here.
5987 Discussions

How do I pick up altera_a10_xcvr_clock_module in a Cyclone 10 GX Modelsim Simulation?

mindchasers
New Contributor I
330 Views

Hello,

 

When simulating a Cyclone 10 GX Verilog design in Modelsim, I'm getting the following error when instantiating the design:

** Error: (vsim-3033) Instantiation of 'altera_a10_xcvr_clock_module' failed. The design unit was not found.

 

All the other IP blocks are found / instantiated.  

 

I'm wondering if I need to install the Arria libraries.

 

Also, we're using a non-paid license for the Cyclone 10 GX.

 

Thank you

 

0 Kudos
1 Solution
mindchasers
New Contributor I
290 Views

Thank you for the reply.

I wasn't able to find the library for altera_a10_xcvr_clock_module.

However, since it provides no functionality to a simulation, the simplest path forward was to define it out with our SIMULATION directive. 

 

View solution in original post

4 Replies
CheePin_C_Intel
Employee
306 Views

Hi,


As I understand it, you observe some problems with the C10GX Modelsim simulation. To further narrow down the problem, you can do the folloiwng:


1. Look through the Modelsim simulation messages to see if there is any compilation error during any library related to "altera_a10_xcvr_clock_module".


2. If it is due to library file not found during compilation, you can look into the simulation TCL files to check from which specific directory is Modelsim looking for when trying to compile the "altera_a10_xcvr_clock_module". Then you can check if this file is available in your local Quartus installation.


3. If the physical library file can be found, but compilation still prompting error, it might be related to the directory path too long, especially in Windows system. You can try to move your design folder to a shorter path directory.


4. If the physical library file cannot be found in your Quartus installation, we might need to further debug into this. You may need to create a simple test design which could replicate this obervation and share with me.


5. Would you mind to further elaborate on the non-paid license that you are referring to? Is it an evaluation license?


Please let me know if there is any concern. Thank you. 


mindchasers
New Contributor I
291 Views

Thank you for the reply.

I wasn't able to find the library for altera_a10_xcvr_clock_module.

However, since it provides no functionality to a simulation, the simplest path forward was to define it out with our SIMULATION directive. 

 

CheePin_C_Intel
Employee
274 Views

Hi,


Thanks for your update. Glad that you have found the workaround. Thank you.


CheePin_C_Intel
Employee
268 Views

Hi,


This thread will be transitioned to community support. If you have a new question, feel free to open a new thread to get the support from Intel experts. Otherwise, the community users will continue to help you on this thread. Thank you.


Reply