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Old 09-20-2005, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: Modelsim XE, what's the latest version?

Thank you for the information. I will try that later.


"gallen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I can't really recommend IVI. It it's definitely not easy to use or
> particularly stable. I'm also not a tremendous fan of Icarus. The
> last version I used 0.8.1 (I think) had a memory leak so the
> performance was abysmal. It was far outpaced by the slowed down
> modelsim XE.
> If you can't spend money, I recommend gpl cver and gtk wave. They
> aren't great, but they'll do the trick. I find cver to be slower than
> modelsim by a fair bit, but it's faster once the limit is exceeded.
> I must give the warning that gtkwave loads the whole vcd into memory
> and then some, so if you're opening 300MB VCD files, you really need to
> have at least 1 GB of memory (maybe more). I know I have 768MB and it
> thrashed until I killed it.
> There is no way you are going to get a free tool with a gui like
> modelsim. Heck, most commercial tools don't have guis like modelsim.
> As far as I know vcs and ncverilog don't have nice guis. With those
> tools you do everything on the command line.
> Good luck,
> Arlen

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