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

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Date 9/24/2018
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2.8.1. Running the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software from within the Precision Synthesis Software

The Precision Synthesis software also has a built-in place-and-route environment that allows you to run the Intel® Quartus® Prime Fitter and view the results in the Precision Synthesis GUI. This feature is useful when performing an initial compilation of your design to view post‑place‑and‑route timing and device utilization results. Not all the advanced Intel® Quartus® Prime options that control the compilation process are available when you use this feature.

Two primary Precision Synthesis software commands control the place‑and‑route process. Use the setup_place_and_route command to set the place‑and‑route options. Start the process with the place_and_route command.

Precision Synthesis software uses individual Intel® Quartus® Prime executables, such as analysis and synthesis, Fitter, and the Timing Analyzer for improved runtime and memory utilization during place and route. This flow is referred to as the Intel® Quartus® Prime Modular flow option in the Precision Synthesis software. By default, the Precision Synthesis software generates a Intel® Quartus® Prime Project Configuration File (.tcl file) for current device families. Timing constraints that you set during synthesis are exported to the Intel® Quartus® Prime place‑and‑route constraints file <project name>_pnr_constraints.sdc.

After you compile the design in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software from within the Precision Synthesis software, you can invoke the Intel® Quartus® Prime GUI manually and then open the project using the generated Intel® Quartus® Prime project file. You can view reports, run analysis tools, specify options, and run the various processing flows available in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

For more information about running the Intel® Quartus® Prime software from within the Precision Synthesis software, refer to the Intel® Quartus® Prime Integration chapter in the Precision Synthesis Reference Manual.

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