The File Extensions Database

.SV File Extension

  • Developer by: IEEE
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SV file?

.SV is SystemVerilog Source Code File

An SV file is a source code file written in the SystemVerilog language, which is a superset of the Verilog language used for specifying models of electronic systems. It contains SystemVerilog source code.

SV file open in Sigasi Studio 3.8

You can open SV files in any text editor. However, you may want to use an editor designed specifically for handling SystemVerilog source code, such as Sigasi Studio or ModelSim.

SystemVerilog is used in the semiconductor and electronic design industry. It is a combination of hardware description language (HDL) features and hardware verification language (HVL) features with C and C++ features. It was adopted as IEEE Standard 1800-2005 in 2005, IEEE Standard 1800-2009 in 2009, and IEEE 1800-2017 in 2017.

NOTE: IEEE stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Programs that open SystemVerilog Source Code File
Sigasi Studio
Mentor Graphics ModelSim
Sigasi Studio
Sigasi Studio
Mentor Graphics ModelSim

How to solve problems with SV files

  • Associate the SV file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any SV file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.SV files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the SV file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .SV is SystemVerilog Source Code File. Because only the current version supports the latest SV file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the IEEE manufacturer website after an available .SV is SystemVerilog Source Code File update.
  • To make sure that your SV file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.