system-verilog Getting started with system-verilog Installation or Setup


In order to compile and run SystemVerilog code a tool called a simulator is needed. Most commonly, commercial tools from one of the Big Three EDA companies is used:

  • Cadence Incisive
  • Mentor Graphics QuestaSim
  • Synopsys VCS

Other EDA vendors also provide simulators:

  • Aldec Riviera-PRO
  • Xilinx Vivado

Free and open source tools also exist, that support different subsets of the LRM:

  • Verilator