Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Optimization

ID 683230
Date 11/12/2018
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1.5.1. How DSE II Works

In DSE II, an exploration point is a collection of Analysis & Synthesis, Fitter, and placement settings, and a group of exploration points is a design exploration. A design exploration can also include different fitter seeds.

DSE II compiles the design using the settings corresponding to each exploration point. When the compilation finishes, DSE II evaluates the performance data against an optimization goal that you specify. You can direct the DSE II to optimize for timing, area, or power.