Greetings all!Originally posted in cdnusers.org by Harlinator
HDL-ICE is the RTL front end for Cadence Palladium emulators. For those who have been using HDL-ICE for a while, you may not realize that there is a UNIX Command Line Interface (CLI) available (as opposed to writing a TCL QEL script). In fact, it works very nearly like your simulator front-end. The commands are vavlog/vavhdl for Verilog/VHDL imoprt and vaelab for synthesis (the 'va' is short for 'verification acceleration'). Just use -help on each of these to see their usage. The only caveat here is that some of the default options are different than in QEL (e.g. memory synthesis is turned on by default in CLI, and off in QEL).
Furthermore, in IXE5.0, vhdl and verilog can now be imported into the same 'work' libraries. This has been a thorn for many users for a long time and is a tremendous help especially when translating simulation environments to emulation.
ps - for the record, HDL-ICE is pronounced: H. D. L. ICE. :)