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Setup and installation of Icarus Verilog


If you installed the recommended oss-cad-suite during SpinalHDL setup you can skip the instructions below - but you need to activate the oss-cad-suite environment.

In most recent linux distributions, a recent version of Icarus Verilog is generally available through the package system. The C++ library boost-interprocess, which is contained in the libboost-dev package in debian-like distributions, has to be installed too. boost-interprocess is required to generate the shared memory communication interface.


sudo apt-get install build-essential libboost-dev iverilog

Also the openjdk package that corresponds to your Java version has to be installed. Refer to for more informations about Windows and installation from source.