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

ID 683283
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents Inferred Power-Up Levels

Intel® Quartus® Prime Integrated Synthesis reads default values for registered signals defined in Verilog HDL and VHDL code, and converts the default values into Power-Up Level settings. The software also synthesizes variables with assigned values in Verilog HDL initial blocks into power-up conditions. Synthesis of these default and initial constructs allows synthesized behavior of your design to match, as closely as possible, the power-up state of the HDL code during a functional simulation.

The following register declarations all set a power-up level of VCC or a logic value “1”, as shown in this example:

signal q : std_logic = '1';  -- power-up to VCC

reg q = 1'b1;  // power-up to VCC

reg q;
initial begin q = 1'b1; end  // power-up to VCC

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