2.10. Integrating Other EDA Tools
The Intel® Quartus® Prime software supports input netlist files from supported EDA synthesis tools. The Compiler's EDA Netlist Writer module (quartus_eda) can automatically generate output files for processing in other EDA tools. The EDA Netlist Writer runs optionally as part of a full compilation, or you can run EDA Netlist Writer separately from the GUI or at the command line. The following functions are available to simplify EDA tool integration:
|EDA Integration Task||EDA Integration Function|
|Specify settings for generation of output files for processing in other EDA tools.||Click Assignments > Settings > EDA Tool Settings to specify options for supported tools.|
|Generate output files for processing in other EDA tools.||Click Processing > Start > Start EDA Netlist Writer (or run quartus_eda) to generate files.|
Compile RTL and gate-level simulation model libraries for your device, supported EDA simulators, and design language.
|Click Tools > Launch Simulation Library Compiler to compile simulation libraries easily.|
|Generate EDA tool-specific setup scripts to compile, elaborate, and simulate Intel® FPGA IP models and simulation model library files.||Specify options for Simulation file output when generating Intel® FPGA IP with IP parameter editor.|
|Generate files that allow supported EDA tools to perform netlist modifications, such as adding new modules, partitioning the netlist, and changing module connectivity.||Use the quartus_eda –resynthesis command to generate a Verilog Quartus Mapping File (.vqm) that contains a node-level (or atom) representation of the netlist in standard structural Verilog RTL.|
Include files generated by other EDA design entry or synthesis tools in your project as synthesized design files.
|Click Project > Add/Remove Files In Project to add supported Design File files from other EDA tools.|