How to compile Active-HDL libraries in Altera Quartus


Users can compile Active-HDL libraries within the Altera Quartus environment using a compiler wizard. For the purpose of this application note, we have used the version of Altera Quartus 14.1 and provided the path to Active-HDL 10.1.

How to setup

  1. Open Altera Quartus 14.1.

  2. Go to Tools | Launch Simulation Library Compiler.

    Figure 1 Simulation Library Compiler

  3. The EDA Simulation Library Compiler will open.

  4. Select Active-HDL under the Tool Name. Under the Executable location field, provide the path to the AVHDL.exe file.

    Figure 2 Simulation Library Compiler wizard: Tool Name and Location

  5. Select the library families that you would like to compile, and select the Library Language.

    Note: The > symbol will select the families you have chosen, and the >> symbol selects ALL of the available families.

    Figure 3 EDA Simulation Library Compiler: Library Selection

  6. Choose an Output directory for your compiled libraries.

    Figure 4 Simulation Library Compiler wizard: Output Directory

  7. When you have specified all of your settings, select Start Compilation.

    Figure 5 Simulation Library Compiler wizard: Start Compilation

  8. Upon successful compilation, you can close the EDA Simulation Library Compiler window.

    Figure 6 Successful Compilation

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