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I had some work for FPGA on Windows, but now I want to change the platform to Linux. I am looking for some VHDL IDE instead of Xilinx?

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There's a big difference between the IDE (development environment) and the simulator. The IDE might come without a built-in simulator, and the simulator might come without a GUI.

If you're looking for a simulator, here is a list of free VHDL simulators with download links. Most simulators work on Linux too.

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'Altera Quartus 2' . . .thats what you are looking for . . its as powerful

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Yes, it is useful.But I want a free simulator. – Kesco May 9 '12 at 15:15
Altera ships a free (of charge) version of ModelSim. If you want free (as in beer), your basically stuck with GHDL. – Philippe Aug 20 '12 at 12:40

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