basic question on the free xilinx tools you can download from the web ( may be designing for spartan )
i thought , perhaps mistakenly , that the free tools included at least a limited simulation capability for using VHDL test benchs , i thought it had a limited form of Modelsim or something ??
but the free tools seem to indicate that it is a $945 option ?
so what good are free tools if i can't even write a small VHDL test bench to verify my design ?