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TMayd
Beginner
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Simulating Altera IP Cores in Quartus Prime Lite 16.1 (or beyond)

Hi, I am working with a MAX10 and have instantiated the Soft LVDS core. I would like to use ModelSIM (the starter edition set up with NativeLink directly from Quartus) to simulate the behavior. However, when I open modelsim with my compiled design I get:

 

** Error: (vsim-3033) (private_path)/transmitter.v(56): Instantiation of 'fiftyfivenm_ddio_out' failed. The design unit was not found.

 

plus 9 other error's similar. I have attempted the simple counter (LPM counter) IP as well, and I get a similar error, indicating the LPM Counter design unit was not found. Is there a setting I am missing to simulate the Altera IP Cores? (I had the same error using 18.1)

 

Thanks for your help!

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Vicky1
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Hi,

Have you instantiated the 'Soft LVDS core'module in main design?

Before compilation of project, create hdl file/inst. file for used IP & instantiate in main design.

 

Best Regards

Vikas Jathar 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)

 

 

TMayd
Beginner
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Hi Vikas,

I​ have insantiated the module in my top level design. From the errors in modelsim and when I have tried other Altera IP (which also do not work, such as the LPM counter) I get an error in modelsim that seems to indicate that ModelSIM can't find the path to the verilog underlying module, such as the LPM_counter. Even though I believe my nativelonk is set up correctly.

Tyler​

Vicky1
Employee
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Hi Tyler,

Can you share your project file?

 

Best Regards

Vikas Jathar 

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)

 

TMayd
Beginner
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Hi Vikas, I realized Nativelink did not automatically compile the libraries necessary for simulation. So instantiating in VHDL makes this problem go away, however I still had to go and manually compile the libraries into my workspace. So it's working now, just not as seamless as I thought. Tyler
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