4.11. Synthesizing IP Cores in Other EDA Tools
The area and timing estimation netlist describes the IP core connectivity and architecture, but does not include details about the true functionality. This information enables certain third-party synthesis tools to better report area and timing estimates. In addition, synthesis tools can use the timing information to achieve timing-driven optimizations and improve the quality of results.
The Intel® Quartus® Prime software generates the <variant name>_syn.v netlist file in Verilog HDL format, regardless of the output file format you specify. If you use this netlist for synthesis, you must include the IP core wrapper file <variant name> .v or <variant name> .vhd in your Intel® Quartus® Prime project.