AN 738: Intel® Arria® 10 Device Design Guidelines

ID 683555
Date 6/30/2017
Document Table of Contents

1.1.3. Qsys

Table 4.   Qsys Checklist
Number Done? Checklist Item
1   Take advantage of Qsys for system and processor designs.

Qsys is a system integration tool included as part of the Quartus® Prime software. Qsys captures system-level hardware designs at a high level of abstraction and automates the task of defining and integrating customized Hardware Description Language (HDL) components. These components include IP cores, verification IP, and other design modules. Qsys facilitates design reuse by packaging and integrating your custom components with Intel and third-party IP components. Qsys automatically creates interconnect logic from the high-level connectivity you specify, thereby eliminating the error-prone and time-consuming task of writing HDL to specify system-level connections.

Qsys is more powerful if you design your custom components using standard interfaces. By using standard interfaces, your components inter-operate with the components in the Qsys Library. In addition, you can take advantage of bus functional models (BFMs), monitors, and other verification IP to verify your design.