Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Design Compilation

ID 683283
Date 10/22/2021
Document Table of Contents Creating Design Partitions With the Design Partition Planner

The Design Partition Planner allows you to view design connectivity and hierarchy, and can assist you in creating effective design partitions that follow Altera’s guidelines.

The Design Partition Planner displays a visual representation of design connectivity and hierarchy, as well as partitions and entity relationships. You can explore the connectivity between entities in the design, evaluate existing partitions with respect to connectivity between entities, and try new partitioning schemes in "what if" scenarios.

When you extract design blocks from the top-level design and drag them into the Design Partition Planner, connection bundles are drawn between entities, showing the number of connections existing between pairs of entities. In the Design Partition Planner, you can then set extracted design blocks as design partitions.

The Design Partition Planner also has an Auto-Partition feature that creates partitions based on the size and connectivity of the hierarchical design blocks.