4.1. Design Planning
By default, the Intel® Quartus® Prime software optimizes designs for the best overall results; however, you can adjust settings to better optimize one aspect of your design, such as performance, routability, area, or power utilization. Consider your own design priorities and trade-offs when reviewing the techniques in this chapter. For example, certain device features, density, and performance requirements can increase system cost. Signal integrity and board issues can impact I/O pin locations. Power, timing performance, and area utilization all affect one another. Compilation time is affected when optimizing these priorities.
Determining your design priorities early on helps you to choose the best device, tools, features, and methodologies for your design.
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