DVT VHDL IDE User Guide
Rev. 24.1.4, 28 February 2024
Simulator switches for SystemVerilog and VHDL
In order for DVT to communicate with the simulator, you need to pass the simulator a set of switches. The table below details the required switches per simulator:
NOTE: In general, simulation runs slower when debugging is enabled. This has nothing to do with the DVT-Simulator integration. The extent of this effect is simulator-specific.
NOTE: The -qwavedb flag of vsim is known to interfere with the proper display of local and class variable in the Variables View.
The dvt_sn_debug Library for e-Language
In order for DVT to communicate with Specman, you need to load or precompile the dvt_sn_debug library into Specman.
The library is typically located in the $DVT_HOME/libs folder, which you should add to your $SPECMAN_PATH
The dvt_sn_debug library implements the communication between DVT and Specman in debug mode. It doesn't add any simulation overload.
Communication between DVT and the simulator is done: