Intel® Agilex™ Clocking and PLL User Guide

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2.1.3.1.2. Sector Clock Gate

Every sector of the device has 32 SCLKs. Each SCLK has a clock gate and a path that bypasses the clock gate. The SCLK gates are controlled by clock enable inputs from the core logic. The Intel® Quartus® Prime software can route up to eight unique clock enable signals to the 32 SCLKs in a sector.

Intel recommends using the clock gate with a negative latch to provide glitch free gating on the output clock signal (outclk). The clock gate captures the enable signal (clkena) on the next rising edge of the input clock signal (inclk). The following timing diagram shows the relationship of the outclk with respect to inclk and clkena.

Figure 6. Clock Gating Timing Diagram

The clock signal going into the SCLK network in a sector can only reach the core logic in that sector. When you instantiate a SCLK gate in your design, the Intel® Quartus® Prime software automatically duplicates the SCLK gate to create a clock gate in every sector to which the clock signal is routed.

The SCLK gate is suitable for cycle-specific clock gating for high-frequency clocks. The timing of the enable path to the SCLK gate is analyzed by the Intel® Quartus® Prime Timing Analyzer.

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