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Last updated: Jul 21, 2020

ModelSim Review

ITQlick rating
(5/5)

Starting from $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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Shlomi Lavi / updated: Jul 21, 2020

What is ModelSim Used For?

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. The software solution also contains a C debugger that is in-built. ModelSim is a product of Mentor Graphics founded in 1981 in the USA.

Mentor Graphics is now a product of Siemens after it was acquired in 2017 by Siemens Business. ModelSim software can be used together with Intel Quartus Prime, Xilinx Vivado, Xilinx ISE or independently. The platform automatically performs the simulation using scripts or through the GUI-graphical user interface.

It uses an integrated kernel for the simulation supported languages and uses the same method used in debugging the embedded C code as that used in VHDL or Verilog. ModelSim hardware simulation & debug environment mainly target smaller ASIC & FPGA design. It offers powerful waveform compare which helps to ease the analysis of bugs and differences.

Average Rating -

The rating of ModelSim is 5 stars out of 5. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review.

Typical Customers

The typical customers include the following business size: Medium business, Large business.

Competitors & Alternatives

The two main competitors of ModelSim software include Komodo IDE and TrackVia. Komodo IDE is multi-language, on-premise Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that consists of an advanced editor, version control, debugging, code intelligence capabilities and more while ModelSim software is a multi-language, cloud-based HDL simulation environment.

ModelSim is a product of Mentor Graphics but in comparison, Komodo IDE is a product of ActiveState Software in Canada. Komodo IDE software is well suited to handle the needs of small business, large enterprises, medium business, and freelancers whereas ModelSim is suitable for large and medium businesses.

TrackVia software is a cloud-hosted workflow software development solution that empowers the users to develop custom applications with numerous uses whereas ModelSim software is a multi-language, cloud-based HDL simulation environment.

Both ModelSim and TrackVia solutions are best suited for mid-level or large business. TrackVia software is a creation of TrackVia Company but in comparison, ModelSim is a product of Mentor Graphics Company.

ModelSim Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $945 per license. The experts at ITQlick has reviewed ModelSim pricing and gave the software a total cost of ownership (TCO) rating of 3.4 out of 10. Custom price cost for your business is available upon request.

Questions to ask the vendor during a demo

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Is it the right software for you?

ModelSim software is built to offer a multi-language HDL simulation platform for medium and large enterprises. Businesses especially those in the software development industry can enjoy the multiple features for simulation and debugging offered by ModelSim software. It offers solutions for electronic & design automation, automotive, systems, and more.

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Specifications

Company:
Address: San Jose, CA
Customers: Medium business, Large business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

ModelSim Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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