Starting Riviera-PRO as the Default Simulator in Altera Quartus® II

Riviera-PRO simulator can be launched as a default simulator from the Altera Quartus® tool. This document describes the required steps to enable the interface between Quartus II and Riviera-PRO. This application note has been verified on Active-HDL 10.1 and Quartus II 14.1

Specify the location of Riviera-PRO in Quartus II

In Quartus II, Open the Options window using Tools | Options. Select the General category and under the EDA Tool Options select Riviera-PRO. Set the Location of Executable column and select a path to /bin folder in Riviera-PRO installation.

Figure 1 Tools | Options menu in Quartus II

Specify the simulation options in Quartus II

Once the location of Riviera-PRO has been defined in Quartus, simulation options for Riviera-PRO can be set using Assignments | Settings menu. Under the EDA Tool Settings category, select Simulation. In the Simulation window, select Riviera-PRO in the drop-down menu of Tool name. This would also set the defaults for the EDA Netlist Writer Settings in the same window which can be changed easily using drop-down menus. Click Apply to save all settings.

Figure 2 Assignments | EDA tool settings in Quartus II

Running simulation with Riviera-PRO

After above mentioned settings are done, Riviera-PRO can be called from the Tools | Run EDA simulation tool menu.

Figure 3 Tools | Run simulation tool menu in Quartus II

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