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Honored Contributor I


Still trying to get a simulation running. 


This is for a Cyclone V, with an ARM and a NIOS CPU. 


I am getting two basic errors when I try to run the simulation, but they might be related. The first error that pops up is: 

# ** Error: (vsim-8388) Could not find the MVC shared library : MvcHome not specified. Please specify in modelsim.ini or on command line (-mvchome). 



I know how to set teh MvcHome variable: In the Modelsim.ini file I can add the line MvcHome = <path>. What I don't know is what the path is. 


Would this be something that was generated by Qsys and thus in a sub directory of my project? 

Would it be a library that was included in the Altera installation directory? 

Is it something that I need to obtain from a third party? 



The next errors I get are of this nature: 


** Error: (vsim-3033) Z:/Abaxis/RomuLus/FPGA_ARM_NIOS/Romulus_CPU_cores/simulation/submodules/Romulus_CPU_cores_nios2_qsys_0_cpu.vo(17862): Instantiation of 'oper_add' failed. The design unit was not found. 

# ** Error: (vsim-3033) Z:/Abaxis/RomuLus/FPGA_ARM_NIOS/Romulus_CPU_cores/simulation/submodules/Romulus_CPU_cores_nios2_qsys_0_cpu.vo(18166): Instantiation of 'oper_less_than' failed. The design unit was not found. 



If someone can tell me how to resolve these issues I would be greatly appreciative. 


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Honored Contributor I

MvcHome path as follows. 

MvcHome = $QUARTUS_ROOTDIR/../ip/altera/mentor_vip_ae/common 



Try settings path from command line while launching Modelsim in case setting path from .ini doesn't work. 



For more details to can refer to user guide for Mentor VIP. 


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