Setting up and Running a Compilation


Before you run a compilation, you can specify settings for a compilation in the pages in the Settings dialog box. For example, you can specify Compiler settings on the Device dialog box, the Compilation Process Settings page, the Analysis & Synthesis Settings page, the Fitter Settings page, and on the Device and Pin Options dialog box.


To set up a design for compilation:

  1. If you have not already done so, create a new project or open an existing project.

  2. If you are using multiple revisions, specify the current revision. You can use revisions to specify different settings for the same design files in a design and compare the compilation results for each groups of settings. For example, you can specify two revisions with the same settings except for different target devices, and compare the compilation results for the different devices. For more information about revisions, see About Revisions.

  3. To specify the target device, follow these steps:

  4. To specify the device options, follow these steps:

  5. To specify options for compilation processing, follow these steps:

  6. Specify options for incremental compilation.

  7. To convert programming files for use by systems such as embedded processors, generate secondary programming files.

  8. To control placement of physical resources on the device, assign locations to pins.

  9. If you are using the Timing Analyzer, specify timing requirements and options.

  10. Specify devices for device migration.

  11. Set the Synthesis settings.

  12. Set the Fitter settings.

  13. Set the Assembler settings.

  14. Specify options for the Design Assistant.

  15. To run the Compiler, on the Processing menu, click Start Compilation.  

More information is available on the Compiler on the Altera website.



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