Released on July 9th, 2020
Tom Kiley, Mentor QuestaSim Product Engineer, presents a new Questa tool that reduces the complexity of compiling, optimizing, elaborating, and simulating your design. Qrun is a new addition to the QuestaSim tool suite that encapsulates the details of QuestaSim tool invocation. Users commonly write scripts or makefiles to encapsulate these steps. Qrun eliminates this need by providing makefile-like incremental compilation, intelligent default values for common command line options, and automatic compiler selection based on file extension. In addition, it enables the use of more complex flows with the addition of a switch on the qrun command line. For example, the –uvm switch will cause qrun to handle all include files and C code compilation that is required to compile a UVM testbench.