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TRaym1
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Hi Im Terry,

Is there any Intel Quartus FPGA software now that allows the designer to draw the logic gates and the wiring?  There was Quartus II 6.1 FPGA software but its a pain and seems impossible to license.

I do not understand Verilog or VHDL code is why I wish Intel still had a way to draw any type of older logic gates etc.  So I assume Intel FPGA is forcing people to learn Verilog or VHDL code I dont understand any of it so its a real bummer.  Any suggestions?

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_AK6DN_
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I would get the KiCAD schematic/board design tool suite (free) and use it to draw schematics of your design.

Then install one of the various Verilog and/or VHDL netlisters that will produce a netlist file of your schematic in Verilog.

Then you can feed that verilog into the Quartus tools.

 

Schematic entry for FPGAs has been on the decline for a long time. It is really old school.

But it can still be done, independent of Intel's (lack of) support for schematic drawing direct in the Quartus tools.

 

That being said Verilog or VHDL is the way to go. Really. Bite the bullet and learn it.

 

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SyafieqS
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Let me know if there is any other concern


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sstrell
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The schematic editor is still available in Quartus Standard, but learning an HDL, even just the basics, will be much more useful for you.  You can start here: https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/652924 or here: https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/652842.

 

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SyafieqS
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Let me know if there is any update.

I would suggest to learn any HDL and there are lot of open source learning you can refer.

Quartus has the schematic feature but only available for standard edition while Pro not as it is not standard industry practice.


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