Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Scripting

ID 683432
Date 12/13/2021

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Document Table of Contents derive_pll_clocks (::quartus::sdc_ext)

The following table displays information for the derive_pll_clocks Tcl command:

Tcl Package and Version

Belongs to ::quartus::sdc_ext

Syntax derive_pll_clocks [-h | -help] [-long_help] [-create_base_clocks] [-use_net_name]
Arguments -h | -help Short help
-long_help Long help with examples and possible return values
-create_base_clocks Creates base clocks on input clock ports of the design that are feeding the PLL
-use_net_name Use net names as clock names

NOTE: This command is no longer supported for Stratix 10 and later families. Identifies PLLs or similar resources in the design and creates generated clocks for their output clock pins. Multiple generated clocks may be created for each output clock pin if the PLL is using clock switchover, one for the inclk[0] input clock pin and one for the inclk[1] input clock pin. By default this command does not create base clocks on input clock ports that are driving the PLL. When you use the create_base_clocks option, derive_pll_clocks also creates the base clock on an input clock port deriving the PLL. This option does not overwrite an existing clock. By default the clock name is the same as the output clock pin name. To use the net name, use the -use_net_name option. Note that this command is not supported for Stratix 10 and later device families. The only families that still have support for this command are Arria 10 and Cyclone 10GX. The reason why this command has been deprecated is because all PLL clocks are now automatically generated by the SDC files generated alongside the PLL IP. No user action is required.

Example Usage
project_open top

# Create the base clock for the input clock port driving the PLL
create_clock -period 10.0 [get_ports sysclk]

# Create the generated clocks for the PLL.


# Other user actions

Return Value Code Name Code