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Honored Contributor I

altera_pll library instantiation error

I'm running the latest Quartus Prime web edition with the latest modelsim, I just downloaded them yesterday. I just made a simple project following the Altera introductory training and I've fixed a bunch of errors by reading the forums but I'm stuck here. When I try to simulate my test bench in modelsim I get this error: 


Instantiation of 'altera_pll' failed. The design unit was not found. 


Now I did learn to manually add the libraries in model sim and that fixed a few errors like that but I am still stuck with this one. Here's the library search path: 


# Searched libraries:# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/vhdl/cyclonev# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/verilog/cyclonev# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/vhdl/220model# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/verilog/220model# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/vhdl/altera# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/verilog/altera_mf# C:/intelFPGA_lite/16.1/modelsim_ase/altera/verilog/cyclonev_hssi# C:/Users/xxxx/Documents/fpga/simulation/modelsim/rtl_work 



I thought from reading the forums that the altera_pll should be in altera_mf, but that didn't work. This was the vsim line that threw the error, it's run when I select my test bench in the simulate window and hit ok: vsim -L cyclonev -L cyclonev_ver -L lpm -L lpm_ver -L altera -L altera_mf_ver -L cyclonev_hssi_ver work.my_first_fpga_test 


This is also a cycloneV design. Any ideas on how to fix this? 


Thank you.
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Honored Contributor I

meh it was in altera_lnsim_ver, there must be a way to have these libraries setup automatically when I come in from quartus?

Honored Contributor I

Are you sure you're adding the libraries correctly? 


Refer to this post: This details how to add each of the libraries you need to a ModelSim simulation.