Active-HDL Designer Edition

Active-HDL Designer Edition

Active-HDL Designer Edition provides FPGA designers with a mixed RTL simulator that includes: industry proven IEEE mixed-language simulation support for VHDL, Verilog® and SystemVerilog (Design), with 2X-plus performance gains over FPGA supplied RTL simulators, encrypted IP support and no limitations on FPGA device size.

Top Features

Supported Languages

  • Mixed Language Design Support
  • VHDL IEEE 1076 (1987, 1993, 2002 and 2008)
  • Verilog® HDL IEEE 1364 (1995, 2001 and 2005)
  • SystemVerilog IEEE 1800™ (Design) 


  • Interactive Code Execution Tracing
  • Advanced Breakpoint Management
  • Memory Viewer
  • FSM Debug
  • Waveform Viewer
  • Multiple Waveform Windows
  • Waveform Stimulator

Encrypted IP

  • SecureIP Support
  • IEEE VHDL and Verilog IP Support

Unlimited Design Size Support

HDL Design Tools

  • HDL, Text, Block Diagram and State Machine Editor
  • Language assistant with templates and auto-complete
  • Hierarchy Viewer with Configurations Support
  • Macro, Tcl/TK, Perl script support
  • Pre-compiled FPGA Vendor Libraries

Project Management

  • Design Flow Manager for All FPGA Vendors
  • Revision Control Interface
  • Workspace and Design Archiving

Supported Platforms

  • Windows® 7/Vista/XP/2003
Block Diagram Editor
Block Diagram Editor
HDL Editor
HDL Editor
State Diagram Editor
State Diagram Editor
Waveform Viewer
Waveform Viewer


Customer Reviews

"Comtech EF Data engineering has used and compared many other FPGA design entry and simulation tools. Active-HDL far surpasses the competition in tool features and user-friendly interfaces; with a much lower price-tag."
Dennis Bennett, Comtech EF Data - USA

"Active-HDL simulator enables us to simulate the design many times using a set of stimulus. This leads to improved the quality of the design. Also easy to use waveform viewer help us to debug the design by many features."
AISIN SEIKI Co., Ltd. - Japan

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