1. Introduction to Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition 2. Managing Intel® Quartus® Prime Projects 3. Design Planning 4. Introduction to Intel® FPGA IP Cores 5. Migrating to Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition A. Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Getting Started Documentation Archive B. Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guides
2.1. Viewing Basic Project Information 2.2. Intel® Quartus® Prime Project Contents 2.3. Managing Project Settings 2.4. Managing Logic Design Files 2.5. Managing Timing Constraints 2.6. Integrating Other EDA Tools 2.7. Exporting Compilation Results 2.8. Migrating Projects Across Operating Systems 2.9. Archiving Projects 2.10. Command-Line Interface 2.11. Managing Projects Revision History
3.1. Design Planning 3.2. Create a Design Specification and Test Plan 3.3. Plan for the Target Device 3.4. Plan for Intellectual Property Cores 3.5. Plan for Standard Interfaces 3.6. Plan for Device Programming 3.7. Plan for Device Power Consumption 3.8. Plan for Interface I/O Pins 3.9. Plan for other EDA Tools 3.10. Plan for On-Chip Debugging Tools 3.11. Plan HDL Coding Styles 3.12. Plan for Hierarchical and Team-Based Designs 3.13. Design Planning Revision History
4.1. IP Catalog and Parameter Editor 4.2. Installing and Licensing Intel® FPGA IP Cores 4.3. IP General Settings 4.4. Adding Your Own IP to IP Catalog 4.5. Best Practices for Intel® FPGA IP 4.6. Generating IP Cores ( Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition) 4.7. Modifying an IP Variation 4.8. Upgrading IP Cores 4.9. Simulating Intel® FPGA IP Cores 4.10. Synthesizing IP Cores in Other EDA Tools 4.11. Instantiating IP Cores in HDL 4.12. Introduction to Intel FPGA IP Cores Revision History
5.2.1. Modify Entity Name Assignments 5.2.2. Resolve Timing Constraint Entity Names 5.2.3. Verify Generated Node Name Assignments 5.2.4. Replace Logic Lock (Standard) Regions 5.2.5. Modify Signal Tap Logic Analyzer Files 5.2.6. Remove References to .qip Files 5.2.7. Remove Unsupported Feature Assignments
5.4.1. Verify Verilog Compilation Unit 5.4.2. Update Entity Auto-Discovery 5.4.3. Ensure Distinct VHDL Namespace for Each Library 5.4.4. Remove Unsupported Parameter Passing 5.4.5. Remove Unsized Constant from WYSIWYG Instantiation 5.4.6. Remove Non-Standard Pragmas 5.4.7. Declare Objects Before Initial Values 5.4.8. Confine SystemVerilog Features to SystemVerilog Files 5.4.9. Avoid Assignment Mixing in Always Blocks 5.4.10. Avoid Unconnected, Non-Existent Ports 5.4.11. Avoid Illegal Parameter Ranges 5.4.12. Update Verilog HDL and VHDL Type Mapping
3.5. Plan for Standard Interfaces
To reduce design iterations and costly design changes, plan for use of standard interfaces in system design. Using standard interfaces ensures compatibility between design blocks from different design teams or vendors. Standard interfaces simplify the interface logic to each design block, and enable individual team members to test their individual design blocks against the specification for the interface protocol to ease system integration.
You can use the Intel® Quartus® Prime Platform Designer system integration tool to use standard interfaces and speed-up system-level integration. Platform Designer components use Avalon® standard interfaces for physical connections, allowing you to connect any logical device (either on-chip or off-chip) that has an Avalon interface. Platform Designer allows you to define system components in a GUI, and then automatically generates the required interconnect logic, along with clock-crossing and width adapters.
The Avalon standard includes two interface types:
- Avalon Memory-Mapped (Avalon-MM)—allow a component to use an address-mapped read or write protocol that connects master components to slave components.
- Avalon Streaming (Avalon-ST)—enables point-to-point connections between streaming components that send and receive data using a high-speed, unidirectional system interconnect between source and sink ports.
Did you find the information on this page useful?