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VHDL Simili - Version 3.1

Please scroll down to see download and installation instructions

Version 3.x is a major step in performance over Version 2.3. Version 3.x introduces new technology that delivers up to 8x increase in simulation speed. Please see the release notes for more information. If you are an existing user, your current license file is fully compatible with the new release (just copy your existing license file from <old-install-dir>/bin/symphony.lic to the new installation directory <new-install-dir>/bin).

This download supports all editions (FREE, demo/trial and standard editions) of VHDL Simili 3.0/3.1. To enable a trial period, simply download the software and then follow the instructions for requesting trial licenses (see below).

Note: If you are a current Standard Edition user and wish to evaluate the benefits of the VHDL Simili Professional Edition 3.0/3.1, please email us a copy of your current license.

System Requirements:

  • Hardware platform: PC with Intel Pentium II equivalent or better
  • Video: 1280x1024 resolution or higher (lower resolutions will work but not recommended)
  • Network Information Card (or Ethernet card) required for non-FREE (licensed, demo or purchased) versions
  • Operating System
  • Memory: Minimum of 32 MB of available RAM
  • Disk Space: Minimum 40MB + additional space for vendor libraries.

Before you download please understand the capabilities of the various modes/editions/categories of VHDL Simili. Please read the comparison page for a more detailed feature comparison.

  • FREE edition: The download ships with a default license file to enable the FREE edition. If you download Version 3.0, use the Licensing Wizard (available after installation) to download a free license. This FREE license file that ships with Version 3.1 expires on October 1 2012. Newer builds/releases may extend the FREE licenses beyond this date. Existing users can use the Licensing Wizard to extend their FREE license OR download and install the newest build and copy over the file <install-dir>/bin/freelic.txt to <install-dir>/bin/symphony.lic.
  • Standard/Professional Editions: Requires a license purchase. Your license file is issued via the Licensing Wizard that is launched from within Sonata -- the Graphical User Interface.
  • Trial or Demo mode: Enables standard edition or the professional edition for a limited amount of time. By default it allows an evaluation period of 21 days.

Please read/print the following instructions before downloading the software

Step 0: If you are a first time user, you may wish to read (and maybe even print) these instructions before you proceed. Also consider book-marking this page since it gets updated very frequently.

Step 1: Download the software. This downloaded file includes software for all editions (demo, standard, professional, etc.).

VHDL Simili 3.1 Build#16 -- Windows (~9.2MB) or Linux (~9.4MB) VALID FOR ALL EDITIONS

Note: Symphony EDA has an aggressive update policy. Please read our build notes for more information on our current and past builds and our update/build process. You can also view a list of enhancements that are already being considered for future releases.

Please do not hesitate to report problems. At Symphony EDA, we pride ourselves for providing very fast responses times -- within one business day in most cases.

Step 2: Install the software

Windows: Simply run the downloaded EXE file and follow the instructions of the Installation Wizard (you will need administrative privileges on Windows 2000/XP).

Linux: Untar and run the install script as shown below. It is very important that you follow the instructions to change your environment (.bashrc, .profile, .cshrc, etc.) printed during installation. You can be logged in as any user so long as you have write permission to the installation directory.

tar xvf <name-of-downloaded-file>
./install.sh

Step 3: Request demo/full licenses if this is your first download (not required for free-version unless your free license has expired or lost)

If this is your first time installing the software and if you are planning on using the graphical features of VHDL Simili, you will have to request licenses from the Symphony EDA license fulfillment server. This is entirely automated. It will save you the manual step of installing the license file if you run this Licensing Wizard while logged in as the user who installed the software or a user who has write permission to the installation directory. Please follow the instructions below (assuming you have already installed VHDL Simili):

Windows: Run "Start->Symphony EDA->VHDL Simili 3.0->License Management->Symphony EDA Licensing Wizard" or, you can also do "Start->Run" and then enter "sonata -L" as the command to run.

Unix/Linux: Run the command "sonata -L" after you have modified your environment according to the installation instructions.

Step 4: First time users only

Symphony EDA highly recommends running the tutorials. For users of Sonata (the GUI), please follow the instructions in Chapter 8 of the accompanying documentation. This tutorial is designed to teach you the features of Sonata in a very short amount of time (15-30 minutes). For users of the command-line tools, there are simple tutorials available in <install-dir>/examples/index.htm.


Linux Information: Symphony EDA does most of its testing on RedHat systems (7.1 or higher). We have reports of VHDL Simili working with other distributions (SuSE, Mandrake, etc.). We cannot own/install the various distributions available but, we will make every attempt to diagnose/debug any problems. The following information may be of some assistance in helping you use VHDL Simili with other distributions:

Kernel:
    2.4.2-2
Libraries:
    libpthread.so.0 => /lib/i686/libpthread.so.0 (0x403cc000)
    libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x40587000)
    libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40667000)
    libm.so.6 => /lib/i686/libm.so.6 (0x406ae000)
    libc.so.6 => /lib/i686/libc.so.6 (0x406d2000)
    /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)

Note: Due to variations of fonts on Linux/Unix and various X-servers, it is possible that the default choice of fonts is not appropriate for your system. Most fonts and colors within the Sonata framework can be controlled using the "Edit->Preferences..." dialog box. 

 

 

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