uvm_dpi 32-bit requirements on Fedora 26

This morning I was trying to compile uvm’ s dpi plug on Fedora 26 and ended with the following error: Model Technology ModelSim – Intel FPGA Edition vlog 10.5c Compiler 2017.01 Jan 23 2017 vlog “+incdir+uvm-1.2/src” uvm-1.2/src/dpi/uvm_dpi.cc ** Warning: ** Warning: (vlog-7032) The 32-bit glibc RPM does not appear to be installed on this machine. […]

Modelsim Intel-Altera 10.5c on Fedora26

This blog post is about how to run Modelsim Intel-Altera 10.5c on Fedora 26 (4.12.13-300.fc26.x86_64) after its installation. Modelsim Intel-Altera 10.5c comes with intelFPGA_pro 17.0. First install the 32-bit libraries. $ sudo dnf install glibc.i686 zlib.i686 bzip2-libs.i686 libXft.i686 libXext.i686 ncurses-compat-libs.i686 Download the freetype of el7 from here and copy the so files to modelsim’s internal directory. […]

Do not delete Questa’s Excel plugin installer

It caught me by surprise. Questa’s Testplan Tracking Excel plugin installer requires the previously used installer during its update. Unfortunately, it doesn’t even show which version of the installer was previously installed. Thus making hard to first find the correct version of the installed plugin and its installer, prior to the update. Note to self: […]

Mentor's webinar about FPGA Synthesis techniques

This morning I attended Mentor Graphics’s webinar about FPGA Synthesis, by Roger Do and Robert Jeffery. Synthesis is a stage in the design flow that I personally give a lot of attention to the reports and the constraints. I am always excited about Synthesis. It is a moment that the designer and the synthesis tool […]

Thank you, Cadence and Mentor Graphics

Cadence and Mentor Graphics have both announced on the same day (4/12/2008) [1] [2]that Open Verification Methodology is available under the Apache 2 license. While thousands of verification engineers are already using it, now if OVM gets into Fedora repositories, we will be providing industry-class verification tools for our FEL users. OVM is maintained by […]