Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683236
Date 7/08/2024
Document Table of Contents

1.1.4. Design Netlist Infrastructure

The Design Netlist Infrastructure (DNI) is the name of the next generation design netlist infrastructure of the Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software. DNI enables new features for faster design convergence and a better user experience, including the following Early Design Analysis features:
  • Comprehensive and interactive schematic visualization of an unaltered view of your design (RTL).
  • Deeper and advanced design analysis with an intuitive and rich Tcl scripting interface.
  • Faster design interactions with granular synthesis.
  • Simplified and user-friendly constraint authoring by allowing SDC-on-RTL targets.
  • Faster design iterations by SDC cleanup and early timing analysis with post-synthesis timing.

Beginning with the Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 23.3 release, compilation using DNI is available by default and it is compatible with all phases of the design flow. DNI supports the Assembler to generate and download the programming bit stream to your target FPGA. DNI is compatible with the Signal Tap logic analyzer, and optional design flows, such as partial reconfiguration, block-based design, design import and export flows, and simulation model generation.