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ModelSim

ModelSim is used to simulate digital circuits.

Windows

Download installer to local PC:

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Get the installer from R:\ETE\Ele1_8132\ELN\Software\VHDL\ModelSim\modelsim-win64-10.4f-se.exe.

Install:

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Set following options during the installation process:

  • Target location: C:\eda\MentorGraphics\ModelSim

Linux

Download Modelsim

The following files need to be downloaded from R:\ETE\Ele1_8132\ELN\Software\VHDL\ModelSim\.

  • install.linux
  • modelsim-base.mis | questasim-base.mis
  • modelsim-docs.mis | questasim-docs.mis
  • modelsim-linux_<version>.mis | questasim-linux_<version>.mis

Set executable rights

chmod +x install.linux

Execute installer

sudo ./install.linux

Install at /usr/opt/Modelsim.

HDL-Designer

HDL-Designer is used to design digital circuits.

Windows

Download installer to local PC:

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Get the installer from R:\ETE\Ele1_8132\ELN\Software\VHDL\HDL-Designer\HDS_2019.2_win.exe. and launch it.

Install:

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Set following options during the installation process:

  • Target location: C:\eda\MentorGraphics\HDS\
  • Product selection: HDL Designer
  • no dongle installation

Linux

This setup is done for Ubuntu


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For x86-64 systems, install 32 bit libraries:

sudo apt install ia32-libs

For mulitarch systems (typically Ubuntu 12.04 or newer), install

sudo apt install libxi6:i386 libXp6:i386 libXmu6:i386


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Copy the installer from R:\ETE\Ele1_8132\ELN\Software\VHDL\HDL-Designer\HDS_2015.2_ixl.exe to /home/user/Downloads/EDA


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Install it:

cd /home/<i>user</i>/Downloads/EDA/
chmod +x HDS_*.exe
sudo ./HDS_*.exe

Options:

  • Target location: /usr/opt/HDS
  • Product selection: HDL Designer

License

Windows

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To be able to get a license you have to be connected to the school network either way directly by cable, through the school wifi secure-hevs or through VPN.


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Add the license server location to your computers environment variables:

  • right-click on Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environment Variables
  • select or add a new LM_LICENSE_FILE variable
  • add 27001@mentorlm.hevs.ch

Linux

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Add path and license server info:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/opt/HDS/bin
export LM_LICENSE_FILE=$LM_LICENSE_FILE:27001@mentorlm.hevs.ch


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Test the application:

cd /tmp/
hdl_designer &


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Update the settings:

sudo nano -w /etc/profile

Add the lines:

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
# EDA tools
#
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/opt/HDS/bin
export LM_LICENSE_FILE=$LM_LICENSE_FILE:27001@mentorlm.hevs.ch
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