Installation of Pre-compiled Vendor Libraries for Riviera-PRO


Aldec provides pre-compiled vendor libraries for the major FPGA vendors. Both Windows and Linux versions of the vendor libraries are provided. To download a vendor library, pre-compiled for Riviera-PRO, you will need to log into your user account at, proceed to DOWNLOADS page, accept the terms and conditions, select Riviera-PRO from the list of products, select the release number and the OS platform and you will be taken to the download page with the vendor libraries listed on it. Download the libraries of your FPGA vendor and store them on your disk.

Unzip/untar the downloaded library file

Registering the libraries in Riviera-PRO

Once the libraries have been extracted from the archive file and copied to their destination folder, e.g. the vlib folder under the main installation folder, those libraries have to be mapped, i.e. registered with Riviera-PRO, which enables using them in your designs.

All library mappings are registered in <Riviera-PRO/vlib/library.cfg> file. You may open this file in the read mode to visually make sure all libraries are listed.

Using the vendor libraries

Once the vendor libraries have been registered or mapped you can start compiling your design files that reference those libraries. Note, that in case of Verilog you also need to point to the vendor libraries.

In case of VHDL no library pointing is necessary, since the libraries are being explicitly referenced in the library clause inside the source file.

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