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

ID 683619
Date 9/24/2018
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4.4. Setting Up the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software

You can transfer pin and signal assignments from the Intel® Quartus® Prime software to the Cadence design tools by generating the Intel® Quartus® Prime project .pin . The .pin is an output file generated by the Intel® Quartus® Prime Fitter containing pin assignment information. You can use the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pin Planner to set and change the assignments in the .pin and then transfer the assignments to the Cadence design tools. You cannot, however, import pin assignment changes from the Cadence design tools into the Intel® Quartus® Prime software with the .pin .

The .pin lists all used and unused pins on your selected Intel device. The .pin also provides the following basic information fields for each assigned pin on the device:

  • Pin signal name and usage
  • Pin number
  • Signal direction
  • I/O standard
  • Voltage
  • I/O bank
  • User or Fitter-assigned