Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Design Optimization

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Date 4/03/2023

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Document Table of Contents Optimize Synthesis for Performance, Not Area

Design performance varies depending on coding style, synthesis tool used, and options you specify when synthesizing. Change your synthesis options if a large number of paths are failing, or if specific paths fail by a great margin and have many levels of logic.

Identify the default optimization targets of your Synthesis tool, and set your device and timing constraints accordingly. For example, if you do not specify a target frequency, some synthesis tools optimize for area.

Optimize for performance by specifying the High Performance Effort, High Performance with Maximum Placement Effort, High Performance with Aggressive Power Effort, Superior Performance, or Superior Performance with Maximum Placement Effort optimization mode.