Microsoft Visual Studio Vs ModelSim (Feb 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Feb 22, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Microsoft Visual Studio or ModelSim?

Microsoft Visual Studio is more expensive to implement (TCO) than ModelSim, ModelSim is rated higher (90/100) than Microsoft Visual Studio (75/100). Both tools offer the same amount of features.

Looking for the right Development Tools Platforms solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Microsoft compares with Altera Corporation?

Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

Altera Corporation: Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the pioneer of programmable logic solutions, enabling system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate, and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, and ASICs in combination with software tools, intellectual property, embedded processors and customer suppo...

Who's more expensive? Microsoft Visual Studio or ModelSim?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Development Tools Platforms software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Microsoft Visual Studio and ModelSim.

Microsoft Visual Studio price starts at $499 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 Microsoft Visual Studio is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Development Tools Platforms software. ModelSim price starts at $945 per license , when comparing ModelSim to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Development Tools Platforms software cost.

Bottom line: Microsoft Visual Studio is more expensive than ModelSim.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Microsoft Visual Studio Vs. ModelSim based on some of the most important and required Development Tools Platforms features. Microsoft Visual Studio: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. ModelSim: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

Target customer size

Microsoft Visual Studio is perfect for companies that are operating and developing highly scalable Windows software services and applications. and ModelSim's target customer size include: Medium and large size businesses.

Microsoft Visual Studio

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

starts at $499 per license

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment that comes with a collection of services and tools to help users develop applications for the desktop, devices, web and the cloud. The software c...

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ModelSim

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

starts at $945 per license

ModelSim software is a cloud-based multi-language HDL simulation and debugging platform that helps in the recreation of the hardware description languages like SystemC, VHDL, and Verilog.

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Microsoft Visual Studio: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

ModelSim: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
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Microsoft
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
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75/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
4.6/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$499 per license
Functionality
4
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ModelSim
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$945 per license
Functionality
4
Rational
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
6.4/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$799 per user/year
Functionality
4
GitLab
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
90/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
3/10
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
$4 per user/month
Functionality
15
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Aptana
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score
85/100
Pricing Pricing score ranges between 1 to 10 while 1 is low TCO and 10 is high TCO (TCO - total cost of ownership: cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
5.8/10
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Pricing not available
Functionality
4
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.