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

ID 683796
Date 9/24/2018
Document Table of Contents

1.9.1. Using Synplify Premier to Optimize Your Design

Compared to other Synplify products, the Synplify Premier software offers additional physical synthesis optimizations. After typical logic synthesis, the Synplify Premier software places and routes the design and attempts to restructure the netlist based on the physical location of the logic in the Intel device. The Synplify Premier software forward-annotates the design netlist to the Intel® Quartus® Prime software to perform the final placement and routing. In the default flow, the Synplify Premier software also forward-annotates placement information for the critical path(s) in the design, which can improve the compilation time in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

The physical location annotation file is called <design name>_plc.tcl. If you open the Intel® Quartus® Prime software from the Synplify Premier software user interface, the Intel® Quartus® Prime software automatically uses this file for the placement information.

The Physical Analyst allows you to examine the placed netlist from the Synplify Premier software, which is similar to the HDL Analyst for a logical netlist. You can use this display to analyze and diagnose potential problems.