I try to run a simulation in modelsim with a qsys design called "soc_system" including, in my case, the JESD204B IP, which requires a licence. I know I will need license to compile in the end my project in .sof, but about simulation and debugging ?
I noticed that when I load my design in modelsim, with library soc_system compiled automatically as usual by Quartus from "soc_system.qip", the library will be uncomplete and only the encrypted designs (5 verilog files in soc_system.qip) will be missing (with error msg vsim 3033 design unit not found).
The thing is that my objective was to perform simulation of this IP to ensure that I'm able to run it , and only in this case I want to proceed to compilation and thus buy the JESD204 license.
If I already need to buy the license only for debugging I don't get the point ... ?
But I guess I'm wrong and there is a way to compile these encrypted files in the Intel modelsim library from Quartus ?
Yes, you can get the evaluation license from our distributor to evaluate the IP before you deciding which license is suitable for your project.
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Thanks for the answer !
So I understood well that it is possible to run Modelsim simulations with evaluation mode of licensed IPs.
However I believe I already got the evaluation or "free" version of the JESD204 IP because I can succesfully compile a design and reach the "time limited" version of .sof file. While to use it for Modelsim, I cannot at all ! Do you have any suggestion ?
I use Quartus Prime Standard Edition 18.0 and ModelSim Starter edition 10.5b.
It seems like you are getting error due to missing some library.
The module is not found. You can look for missing module in simulation script and files generated.