Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: PCB Design Tools

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Date 9/24/2018
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3.2. Integrating with I/O Designer

You can integrate the Mentor Graphics* I/O Designer software into the Intel® Quartus® Prime design flow. Pin and signal assignment changes can be made anywhere in the design flow with either the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pin Planner or the I/O Designer software. The I/O Designer software facilitates moving these changes, as well as synthesis, placement, and routing changes, between the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, an external synthesis tool (if used), and a schematic capture tool such as the DxDesigner software.

This section describes how to use the I/O Designer software to transfer pin and signal assignment information to and from the Intel® Quartus® Prime software with an .fx, and how to create symbols for the DxDesigner software.

Figure 29. I/O Designer Design Flow

Note: (2) DxDesigner software-specific steps in the design flow are not part of the I/O Designer flow.