Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents

1.1. About Quartus® Prime Incremental Compilation

This manual provides information and design scenarios to help you partition your design to take advantage of the Quartus® II incremental compilation feature.

The ability to iterate rapidly through FPGA design and debugging stages is critical. The Quartus® Prime software introduced the FPGA industry’s first true incremental design and compilation flow, with the following benefits:

  • Preserves the results and performance for unchanged logic in your design as you make changes elsewhere.
  • Reduces design iteration time by an average of 75% for small changes in large designs, so that you can perform more design iterations per day and achieve timing closure efficiently.
  • Facilitates modular hierarchical and team-based design flows, as well as design reuse and intellectual property (IP) delivery.

Quartus® Prime incremental compilation supports the Arria®, Stratix®, and Cyclone® series of devices.