ModelSim-Altera Software Q & A
Is the ModelSim-Altera Edition software the same as the ModelSim PE/DE software?
No. ModelSim-Altera Edition software only supports Altera gate-level libraries. The ModelSim-Altera Edition software includes the base features of ModelSim PE, including behavioral simulation, HDL testbenches, and Tcl scripting. However, ModelSim PE optional features are not supported in the ModelSim-Altera Edition software and the simulation performance of the ModelSim-Altera Edition software is slower than that of the ModelSim PE/DE software.
ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition software is the same as ModelSim-Altera Edition software except for two areas. ModelSim-Altera Starter Edition's simulation performance is lower than ModelSim-Altera Edition's, and has a line limit of 10,000 executable lines compared to the unlimited number of lines allowed in the ModelSim-Altera Edition software.
Does ModelSim-Altera Edition software support dual-language simulation?
Yes. Starting with Quartus software v15.0, the Modelsim-Altera Edition software supports dual-language simulation. This includes designs that are written in a combination of Verilog, System Verilog, and VHDL languages, also known as mixed HDL.
How do I upgrade my version of ModelSim-Altera software?
Contact your local Mentor Graphics sales office to upgrade your ModelSim-Altera software to ModelSim PE/DE software or Questa advanced simulator. Contact information is available on the Mentor Graphics website.