Download DrivExpress™

Please download the correct version of DrivExpress from the table below.  When downloading DrivExpress, please choose the version (32-bit/64-bit) that matches the simulator you are using, NOT the operating system.  For example, if using Modelsim, select the 32-bit version; if using Questa64, select the 64-bit version, regardless of the operating system you're using.

DriveExpress 1.3 legacy download files are still available [click here]

DriveExpress 1.0 legacy download files are still available [click here]

DriveExpress 1.3 Documentation [click here]

DriveExpress 2.0.0 Install Files (JAR format)

Simulator 32-bit 64-bit
Mentor Graphics 32/64-bit simulators including: ModelSim Altera Starter Edition (ASE), ModelSim Altera Edition (AE), ModelSim PE/SE/DE 10.0a or later, Questa Sim 10.1a or later Mentor 32-bit Mentor 64-bit
Cadence 32/64-bit simulators including: NCSim 10.2 or later Cadence 32-bit Cadence 64-bit
Synopsys 32-bit simulators including: VCS, VCS-MX 2011.12 or later Synopsys 32-bit  

When downloading the JAR files, you will see a dialog box like the one below. Please click on the "Download" button to confirm the download.

DriveExpress Documentation

Document Description Download
Installation Guide Installation guide for DrivExpress versions 1.0, 1.3, and 2.0.0 Installation Guide
Release Notes 2.0.0 Release notes for release 2.0.0 Release Notes
English User Manual 2.0.0 User guide for DrivExpress version 2.0.0.  The DrivExpress installer includes this guide, but this link is provided for convenience User Manual
Simple Design Example Easy to understand and modify, this simple project targets a Qsys-based Stratix V Gen3x4 core with Avalon MM interface. The test bench performs simple reads and writes to an on-chip RAM via PCIe. Compatible with DrivExpress running on ModelSim.  Design Example

 

System Requirements:

Altera* Quartus II 12.1, 13.0, and 13.1 (including all service packs and patches)
Simulator**

MentorGraphics 32/64-bit simulators including: ModelSim Altera Starter Edition (ASE), ModelSim Altera Edition (AE), ModelSim PE/SE/DE 10.0a or later, Questa Sim 10.1a or later

Synopsys 32-bit simulators including: VCS, VCS-MX 2011.12 or later

Cadence 32/64-bit simulators including: NCSim 10.2 or later

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7, RedHat Enterprise 5 and 6, CentOS 5 and 6

*Contact Macnica for support for earlier versions of Quartus
**Contact Macnica for VCS or NCsim support

To register for a DrivExpress license, please fill out our license request form