Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition User Guide: Debug Tools

ID 683819
Date 12/12/2022

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4.1.1. Step 1: Reserve Signal Probe Pins

You must first create and reserve a pin for Signal Probe with a Tcl command:

set_global_assignment –name CREATE_SIGNALPROBE_PIN <pin_name>
Specifies the name of the Signal Probe pin.

Optionally, you can assign locations for the Signal Probe pins. If you do not assign a location, the Fitter places the pins automatically.

Note: If from the onset of the debugging process you know which internal signals you want to route, you can reserve pins and assign nodes before compilation. This early assignment removes the recompilation step from the flow.

Tcl Command to Reserve Signal Probe Pins

set_global_assignment -name CREATE_SIGNALPROBE_PIN wizard
set_global_assignment -name CREATE_SIGNALPROBE_PIN probey