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Old 03-25-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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Embedded/EDA tools: what's available?


I'm stuck. 85% of my time in front of a computer consists of the following:

FPGA design using VHDL/Verilog

Embedded system design/simulation/debugging (8051, Z80, etc)

Schematic and PCB layout

I have linux on 2 computers and am dying to use them for my development work, but am too tied to Windows-based software. I have searched the net but besides SDCC, haven't found a lot to cover the bases I need to implement complete toolchains.

Any suggestions???


Old 05-11-2004, 08:45 AM   #2
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Maybe this one can help you to solve problem -
It can do many things and simulate VHDL too.
Old 10-21-2004, 02:44 PM   #3
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For the FPGA development part I suggest you buy from Xilinx or Altera. Their SW, Quartus and ISE, provide the entire FPGA design flow and runs on Linux.

I've also tried Synplify and ModelSim on RH and FC2 and it works great.


Old 07-31-2005, 01:47 PM   #4
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modelsim for Linux is it for free or did you bought it ?
i downloaded their source from
but it seems not working . I guess i need the license file.
Could you tell me how did you proceeded with modelsim?
Old 07-31-2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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modelsim on linux

could you please tell how did you proceeded with your modelsim?
did you bought it ? i downloaded their source from
but it seems not working . I suppose i need the license file
Old 04-24-2006, 02:47 PM   #6
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kicad is a french system that is included in mandriva one.

Its not enougth distros since I want a distro with all free tec-programs like cads, scopes, edas etc. And whay not all chemistry, geoplans etc its alot out there but always this installing and compiling. Could be live as well.


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