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

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Date 8/01/2023

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3.5.1. Pin Planner

The Intel® Quartus® Prime Pin Planner helps you visualize, plan, and assign device I/O pins in a graphical view of the target device package. You can quickly locate various I/O pins and assign them design elements or other properties to ensure compatibility with your PCB layout.

You can use the Pin Planner to verify the location of clock inputs, and whether they have been placed on dedicated clock input pins, which is recommended when your design uses PLLs.

You can also use the Pin Planner to verify the placement of dedicated SERDES pins. SERDES receiver inputs can be placed only on DIFFIO_RX pins, while SERDES transmitter outputs can be placed only on DIFFIO_TX pins.

The Pin Planner gives a visual indication of signal-to-signal proximity in the Pad View window, and also provides information about differential pin pair placement, such as the placement of pseudo-differential signals.