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Quartus II compiling/simulating problem

Hi Guys, 

I should start with saying that I am a newbie to FPGA design and to Quartus.  

I recently got Altera Cyclone III Starter Board. I am running Quartus II web edition 8sp1 under windows vista.  

I also have the HSMC DVI card of Bitec ltd. connected to my Cyclone III board. 

 

 

So my problem is that none of the bundle examples are simulating.  

 

More details: 

 

 

my_first_fpga 

compiled but when i wanted to run the simulation, it says : 

no simulation input file assignment specified on simulator page of the settings dialog box. Looking for a *.vwf,*.cvwf, etc file 

which I dont have in that directory. 

 

ciii_power_demo 

compiled but when i clicked on "start simulation" the following error occured  

Info: Can't find specified vector source file "C:/Altera/Kits/CycloneIII_Starter_Kit-v7.1.0/Examples/CIII_Power_Demo/CIII_Power_Demo_100MHz_25perc.vwf" 

Error: No valid vector source file specified and default file "C:/Altera/Kits/CycloneIII_Starter_Kit-v7.1.0/Examples/CIII_Power_Demo/CIII_Power_Demo.cvwf" does not exist 

Error: Quartus II Simulator was unsuccessful. 1 error, 0 warnings 

Error: Peak virtual memory: 285 megabytes 

Error: Processing ended: Wed Oct 08 17:11:40 2008 

Error: Elapsed time: 00:00:07 

Error: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:07 

 

I also tried it with a test program downloaded from Bitec's website. 

 

bitec hsmc dvi eval kit 8.0 

it doesnt compile. the error msg is as followed : 

Error: Node instance "my_alt_vip_vfb" instantiates undefined entity "alt_vip_vfb_GNB6BVQENR" 

Info: Generated suppressed messages file C:/Altera/hsmc_dvi_eval_kit_8.0/hsmc_dvi_eval_kit_8_0.map.smsg 

Error: Quartus II Analysis & Synthesis was unsuccessful. 1 error, 276 warnings 

Error: Peak virtual memory: 243 megabytes 

Error: Processing ended: Wed Oct 08 17:13:58 2008 

Error: Elapsed time: 00:00:37 

Error: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:14 

Error: Quartus II Full Compilation was unsuccessful. 3 errors, 276 warnings 

 

 

I need urgent help. 

 

Thank you guys all in advance.
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi Guys, 

I should start with saying that I am a newbie to FPGA design and to Quartus.  

I recently got Altera Cyclone III Starter Board. I am running Quartus II web edition 8sp1 under windows vista.  

I also have the HSMC DVI card of Bitec ltd. connected to my Cyclone III board. 

 

 

So my problem is that none of the bundle examples are simulating.  

 

More details: 

 

 

my_first_fpga 

compiled but when i wanted to run the simulation, it says : 

no simulation input file assignment specified on simulator page of the settings dialog box. Looking for a *.vwf,*.cvwf, etc file 

which I dont have in that directory. 

 

ciii_power_demo 

compiled but when i clicked on "start simulation" the following error occured  

Info: Can't find specified vector source file "C:/Altera/Kits/CycloneIII_Starter_Kit-v7.1.0/Examples/CIII_Power_Demo/CIII_Power_Demo_100MHz_25perc.vwf" 

Error: No valid vector source file specified and default file "C:/Altera/Kits/CycloneIII_Starter_Kit-v7.1.0/Examples/CIII_Power_Demo/CIII_Power_Demo.cvwf" does not exist 

Error: Quartus II Simulator was unsuccessful. 1 error, 0 warnings 

Error: Peak virtual memory: 285 megabytes 

Error: Processing ended: Wed Oct 08 17:11:40 2008 

Error: Elapsed time: 00:00:07 

Error: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:07 

 

I also tried it with a test program downloaded from Bitec's website. 

 

bitec hsmc dvi eval kit 8.0 

it doesnt compile. the error msg is as followed : 

Error: Node instance "my_alt_vip_vfb" instantiates undefined entity "alt_vip_vfb_GNB6BVQENR" 

Info: Generated suppressed messages file C:/Altera/hsmc_dvi_eval_kit_8.0/hsmc_dvi_eval_kit_8_0.map.smsg 

Error: Quartus II Analysis & Synthesis was unsuccessful. 1 error, 276 warnings 

Error: Peak virtual memory: 243 megabytes 

Error: Processing ended: Wed Oct 08 17:13:58 2008 

Error: Elapsed time: 00:00:37 

Error: Total CPU time (on all processors): 00:00:14 

Error: Quartus II Full Compilation was unsuccessful. 3 errors, 276 warnings 

 

 

I need urgent help. 

 

Thank you guys all in advance. 

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Hi Tyler, 

 

are you trying to use the QuartusII internal simulator ?
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
352 Views

i fixed it. 

 

thank you co much anyways
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
352 Views

Would you care to share? Your Bitec error is very similar to one I am experiencing. I'm sure it's a Settings configuration somewhere that I don't understand. 

 

William Guynes
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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you should erase all the back up files from your system, including .altera .quartus files in your "documents" folder and also "db" files created probably in the same folder with your project.  

 

it should compile if you erase them all. 

 

tyler
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
352 Views

Thanks! 

 

My error was a bit different and turned out to be a permissions problem. I was desperate to try anything though. I will remember the things to delete for future reference. 

 

William Guynes
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
352 Views

I had the permission problem, too. If you had indicated that, I would tell you what to do to fix it as well :) 

 

Anyways, I am glad it has been solved.
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