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HDL Language Support and Supported Third-Party Tools and Hardware

VHDL and Verilog Language Support

The generated HDL code complies with the following standards:

  • VHDL-1993 (IEEE® 1076-1993)

  • Verilog-2001 (IEEE 1364-2001)

Third-Party Synthesis Tools and Version Support

The HDL Workflow Advisor is tested with the following third-party FPGA synthesis tools:

  • Intel® Quartus Prime Standard 18.1

  • Intel Quartus Pro 19.4

  • Xilinx® Vivado® Design Suite 2019.2

  • Microsemi® Libero® SoC 12.0

  • Xilinx ISE 14.7

When you use a synthesis tool that has been tested with the HDL Workflow Advisor and start the workflow, the Advisor generates a list of devices that are supported with that tool. If you use a third-party synthesis tool that is not tested with HDL Workflow Advisor, the Advisor does not update the device list to reflect the FPGA devices that you can use for that tool.

For example, the HDL Workflow Advisor has been tested with Intel Quartus Prime Standard and Intel Quartus Pro. If you use a tool has not been tested with the Advisor, such as Intel Quartus Prime Lite, the FPGA device list does not get updated in the Workflow Advisor.

To use third-party synthesis tools with HDL Coder™, a supported synthesis tool must be installed, and the synthesis tool executable must be on the system path. For details, see Tool Setup.

FPGA-in-the-Loop Hardware

The FPGAs supported for FPGA-in-the-loop simulation with HDL Verifier™ are listed in the HDL Verifier documentation.

You can also add custom FPGA boards by using the FPGA Board Manager. See FPGA Board Customization for details.

For FPGA-in-the-Loop or Customization for USRP™ Device using the HDL Workflow Advisor, a supported synthesis tool must be installed, and the synthesis tool executable must be on the system path. For details, see Tool Setup.

Generic ASIC/FPGA Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the Generic ASIC/FPGA workflow:

Synthesis ToolDevice Family
Xilinx VivadoKintex7
Artix7
Kintex UltraScale+
KintexU
Spartan7
Virtex UltraScale+
Virtex7
VirtexU
Zynq
Zynq UltraScale+
Xilinx ISEVirtex6
Virtex5
Virtex4
Spartan-3A DSP
Spartan 3E
Spartan3
Spartan6

Altera® Quartus® II

Note

Altera Quartus II refers to the synthesis tool Intel Quartus Prime Standard.

Cyclone® III
Cyclone IV
Arria® II GX and GZ
Stratix® IV
Stratix V
Cyclone III
Arria 10
Arria V GX
MAX 10

Intel Quartus Pro

Arria 10
Cyclone 10 GX
Stratix 10

Microsemi Libero SoC

SmartFusion2 SoC
RTG4
IGLOO2

IP Core Generation Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the IP Core Generation workflow:

Synthesis ToolTarget Platform
Xilinx VivadoZedBoard and with FMC-HDMI-CAM and FMCOMMS2/3/4/
ZC706 and with FMC-HDMI-CAM and FMCOMMS2/3/4/ and FMCOMMS5
ZC702 with FMC-HDMI-CAM
Zynq ZC706 evaluation kit
Zynq ZC702 evaluation kit
PicoZed FMC-HDMI-CAM
Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC ZCU102 Evaluation Kit

Intel Quartus Pro

Arria 10 SoC development kit

Altera Quartus II

Altera Quartus II refers to the synthesis tool Intel Quartus Prime Standard.

Arria 10 SoC development kit
Cyclone V SoC development kit Rev. C and Rev. D
Arrow DECA Max 10 FPGA development board
Arrow SoCKit development board
Arria 10 GX FPGA development kit

Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O: Speedgoat Target Hardware

You use the Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O workflow to target Speedgoat FPGA I/O modules. These I/O modules are part of Speedgoat target computer systems. To run the Simulink Real-Time FPGA I/O workflow, install the Speedgoat Library and the Speedgoat HDL Coder Integration Packages. After you install the integration packages, you can choose the Target platform and then run the workflow to generate a Simulink® Real-Time™ interface subsystem.

To learn about:

See Speedgoat FPGA Support with HDL Workflow Advisor.

FPGA Turnkey Hardware

The following hardware is supported for the FPGA Turnkey workflow:

  • Altera Arria II GX FPGA development kit

  • Altera Cyclone III FPGA development kit

  • Altera Cyclone IV GX FPGA development kit

  • Altera DE2–115 development and education board

  • XUP Atlys Spartan-6 development board

  • Xilinx Spartan-3A DSP 1800A development board

  • Xilinx Spartan-6 SP605 development board

  • Xilinx Virtex-4 ML401 development board

  • Xilinx Virtex-4 ML402 development board

  • Xilinx Virtex-5 ML506 development board

  • Xilinx Virtex-6 ML605 development board

For FPGA development boards that have more than one FPGA device, only one such device can be used with FPGA Turnkey. This workflow does not support Xilinx Vivado.

Supported FPGA Device Families for Board Customization

You can also add custom FPGA boards using the FPGA Board Manager. HDL Coder supports the following FPGA device families for board customization; that is, when you create your own board definition file. See FPGA Board Customization (HDL Verifier).

Device Family
Xilinx Kintex7
Artix7
Spartan-3A DSP
Spartan3
Spartan3A and Spartan3AN
Spartan3E
Spartan6
Virtex4
Virtex5
Virtex6
Virtex7
Altera Cyclone III
Cyclone IV
Arria II
Stratix IV
Stratix V

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