VHDL simulation on MacOS X

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While actually programming a CPLD is not possible on Mac, you’re able to compile and simulate: I installed GHDL from here:

http://ghdl.free.fr/site/pmwiki.php?n=Main.Download

ghdl lets you analyze and elaborate a VHDL design + test bench from the command line. Then you can view the simulation as waveforms with gtkwave:

http://gtkwave.sourceforge.net/gtkwave.zip

Documentation for ghdl (once installed)  is in file:///usr/local/ghdl/doc/ghdl.html

this guide was also useful for me to set things up: http://dcse.die.upm.es/Grupo42/ManualGHDL_v1.1.pdf

see the script ./simulate_Ram_control.sh in the synkie svn repository for how to invoke the simulation from the command line.

I commented out the line that launches gtkwave because you have to launch gtkwave only once, then when you recompile a corrected version you’ll only have to select “Reload Waveform”  from the Edit menu. I’m pretty sure this same thing should be possible to do in ModelSim but I just couldn’t figure this shit out.

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While actually programming a CPLD is not possible on Mac, you're able to compile and simulate: I installed <a href="http:// eng-osx.sourceforge.net/ GHDL.html">GHDL</a> from here: While actually programming a CPLD is not possible on Mac, you're able to compile and simulate: I installed <a href="http:// eng-osx.sourceforge.net/ GHDL.html">GHDL</a> from here:
<a href="http:// ghdl.free.fr/ site/pmwiki.php?n= Main.Download" >http://ghdl.free.fr/ site/pmwiki.php?n= Main.Download</a> <a href="http:// ghdl.free.fr/ site/pmwiki.php?n= Main.Download" >http://ghdl.free.fr/ site/pmwiki.php?n= Main.Download</a>
ghdl lets you analyze and elaborate a VHDL design + test bench from the command line. Then you can view the simulation as waveforms with gtkwave: ghdl lets you analyze and elaborate a VHDL design + test bench from the command line. Then you can view the simulation as waveforms with gtkwave:
<a href="http:// gtkwave.sourceforge.net/ gtkwave.zip" >http://gtkwave.sourceforge.net/ gtkwave.zip</a> <a href="http:// gtkwave.sourceforge.net/ gtkwave.zip" >http://gtkwave.sourceforge.net/ gtkwave.zip</a>
Documentation for ghdl (once installed)  is in file:///usr/local/ ghdl/doc/ghdl.html Documentation for ghdl (once installed)  is in file:///usr/local/ ghdl/doc/ghdl.html
this guide was also useful for me to set things up: http://dcse.die.upm.es/ Grupo42/ManualGHDL_v1.1.pdf this guide was also useful for me to set things up: http://dcse.die.upm.es/ Grupo42/ManualGHDL_v1.1.pdf
see the script ./simulate_Ram_control.sh in the synkie svn repository for how to invoke the simulation from the command line. see the script ./simulate_Ram_control.sh in the synkie svn repository for how to invoke the simulation from the command line.
I commented out the line that launches gtkwave because you have to launch gtkwave only once, then when you recompile a corrected version you'll only have to select "Reload Waveform"  from the Edit menu. I'm pretty sure this same thing should be possible to do in ModelSim but I just couldn't figure this shit out. I commented out the line that launches gtkwave because you have to launch gtkwave only once, then when you recompile a corrected version you'll only have to select "Reload Waveform"  from the Edit menu. I'm pretty sure this same thing should be possible to do in ModelSim but I just couldn't figure this shit out.
  But cow can actually just double click on the generated .ghw file to see the waveforms.
  [caption id="attachment_278" align="alignnone" width="819"]<a href="http:// synkie.net/wordpress/wp-content/ uploads/2013/ 10/Screen-Shot- 2013-10-26-at- 11.39.46.png"><img class=" wp-image-278 " alt="Screen Shot 2013-10-26 at 11.39.46" src="http://synkie.net/ wordpress/wp- content/uploads/ 2013/10/Screen-Shot-2013- 10-26-at-11.39.46- 1024x315.png" width="819" height="252" /></a> End of Ram Initialisation and first Read/Write cycles[/caption]
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