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AR# 7915

ModelSim Xilinx Edition (MXE) - How do I obtain MXE?


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How do I obtain ModelSim XE?


ModelSim Xilinx Edition (MXE) is shipped with all versions of the Xilinx Alliance and Xilinx Foundation software series. The installation CD that is shipped contains both the Starter and Full versions of MXE. The Starter version is free. For the Full version, you must purchase a license through standard sales channels or by visiting the Xilinx Online Store at:

From the Xilinx Online Store page, select "Optional Design Tools" under "Purchase from Xilinx Online Store."

The contents of the MXE CD that are shipped with the Xilinx software are available for download at:

In addition, the free MXE Starter version can be downloaded with the ISE WebPACK software. ISE WebPACK software allows you to download the complete MXE Starter package (FPGA and CPLD) or the CPLD package (the CPLD package is a much smaller download because it does not contain the FPGA libraries). WebPACK software is available at:

For additional information about MXE, see the ModelSim Xilinx Edition III (Xilinx Answer 24506).
AR# 7915
Date Created 08/21/2007
Last Updated 12/02/2009
Status Active
Type General Article