Intel® Quartus® Prime Standard Edition User Guide: Third-party Synthesis

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Date 9/24/2018
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2.9. Guidelines for Intel FPGA IP Cores and Architecture-Specific Features

Intel provides parameterizable IP cores, including the LPMs, and device-specific Intel® FPGA IP, and IP available through third-party partners. You can use IP cores by instantiating them in your HDL code or by inferring certain functions from generic HDL code.

If you want to instantiate an IP core such as a PLL in your HDL code, you can instantiate and parameterize the function using the port and parameter definitions, or you can customize a function with the parameter editor. Intel recommends using the IP Catalog and parameter editor, which provides a graphical interface within the Intel® Quartus® Prime software for customizing and parameterizing any available IP core for the design.

The Precision Synthesis software automatically recognizes certain types of HDL code and infers the appropriate IP core.