Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Getting Started

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Date 6/20/2022
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2.2. Selecting an Intel® Quartus® Prime Software Edition

Depending on your target FPGA device and desired software features, you can choose either the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software or the Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition software for your Intel FPGA design.
  • Select the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software if you are beginning a new Intel® Arria® 10, Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX, Intel® Stratix® 10 or Intel® Agilex™ design, or to take advantage of the unique features of Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition.
  • Select the Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition software if your design must target Arria® V, Arria® , Intel® Cyclone® 10 LP, Cyclone IV, Cyclone V, or MAX® series devices, and you do not want to migrate you design to a device that Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition supports.
Figure 2. Intel Quartus Prime Feature Support Matrix

The following features are only available in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software:

  • Hyper-Aware Design Flow—use Hyper-Retiming to reach the highest performance in Intel® Agilex™ and Intel® Stratix® 10 devices.
  • Advanced synthesis—integrates new, stricter language parser supporting all major IEEE RTL languages, with enhanced algorithms, and parallel synthesis capabilities, and support for SystemVerilog 2009.
  • Hierarchical project structure—preserve individual post-synthesis, post-placement, and post-place and route results for design instances. Optimizes without impacting other partition placement or routing.
  • Incremental Fitter Optimizations—run and optimize Fitter stages incrementally. Each Fitter stage generates detailed reports.
  • Faster, more accurate I/O placement—plan interface I/O in Interface Planner.
  • Platform Designer (Pro)—builds on the system design and custom IP integration capabilities of Platform Designer (Standard). Platform Designer (Pro) introduces hierarchical isolation between system interconnect and IP components.
  • Block-Based Design Flows—preserve and reuse design blocks at various stages of compilation.

Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software does not support the following Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition features:

  • I/O Timing Analysis
  • NativeLink third party tool integration (other third-party tool integration available)
  • Video and Image Processing Suite IP Cores
  • Talkback features
  • Various register merging and duplication settings
  • Saving a node-level netlist as .vqm or RTL to schematic conversion

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