Starting with Quartus II® version 13.0, the Waveform Editor tool for performing simulations can be opened from within the Quartus II software. This is accomplished by selecting “File -> New -> University Program VWF”. Test vectors created with this tool can be used in simulation of your circuits by running the ModelSim-Altera simulation tool. The simulator can be started from within the Waveform Editor, or by using the Altera® Nativelink flow. For more information, read the simulation tutorial which is found on the Quartus II Simulator page.
Altera® University Program provides complete support for introducing students to digital technology. The support includes hardware, software, and teaching materials. Hardware support is in the form of Development and Education boards (DE0, DE1, DE2-115, and DE4), specially designed for use in teaching and research laboratories. Software support consists of the Quartus® II Computer Aided-Design software, Nios II soft processor, and simulation tools. Teaching materials comprise tutorials and ready-to-teach laboratory exercises for use in digital logic and computer organization courses.
The Development and Education boards provide a high-quality, yet low-cost platform. To mitigate the cost of equiping teaching and research laboratories, Altera University Program boards are provided at a price which is at, or below, the manufacturing cost. Altera also offers a hardware donation program for qualified schools. Professors and lecturers can request support under this program through the members section of this University Program website.
Also, Altera sponsors design contests for students around the world. These contests have been highly popular and have resulted in many innovative designs.
For more information about the Altera University Program and its offerings, click on the links in the left navigation.