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

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Date 12/16/2019
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4.10. Synthesizing IP Cores in Other EDA Tools

Optionally, use another supported EDA tool to synthesize a design that includes Intel® FPGA IP cores. When you generate the IP core synthesis files for use with third-party EDA synthesis tools, you can create an area and timing estimation netlist. To enable generation, turn on Create timing and resource estimates for third-party EDA synthesis tools when customizing your IP variation.

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.