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

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Date 9/24/2018
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1.3. Checking Design Violations

To improve the reliability, timing performance, and logic utilization of your design, avoid design rule violations. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software provides the Design Assistant tool that automatically checks for design rule violations and reports their location. The Design Assistant is supported only in the Quartus Prime Standard Edition software. The Design Assistant does not support Intel® Arria® 10 or MAX 10 devices.

The Design Assistant is a design rule checking tool that allows you to check for design issues early in the design flow. The Design Assistant checks your design for adherence to Intel-recommended design guidelines. You can specify which rules you want the Design Assistant to apply to your design. This is useful if you know that your design violates particular rules that are not critical and you can allow these rule violations. The Design Assistant generates design violation reports with details about each violation based on the settings that you specified.

This section provides an introduction to the Intel® Quartus® Prime design flow with the Design Assistant, message severity levels, and an explanation about how to set up the Design Assistant. The last parts of the section describe the design rules and the reports generated by the Design Assistant.