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

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Date 10/02/2023

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3.5. Step 3: Compile the Design and Signal Tap Instances

After you configure one or more Signal Tap instances and define trigger conditions, you must compile your project that includes the Signal Tap logic analyzer, prior to device configuration.

When you define a Signal Tap instance in the logic analyzer GUI or with HDL instantiation, the Signal Tap logic analyzer instance becomes part of your design for compilation.

To run full compilation of the design that includes the Signal Tap logic analyzer instance:

  • Click Processing > Start Compilation

You can employ various techniques to preserve specific signals for debugging during compilation, and to reduce overall compilation time and iterations. Refer to the following sections for more details.