Pin Advisor Command (Tools Menu)

This feature only supports the Quartus® Prime Standard Edition. You open this advisor by pointing to Advisors on the Tools menu, and then clicking Pin Advisor.

Opens the Pin Advisor, which is designed to help you with pin planning for your Intel device in the Quartus® Primesoftware.

  • Pin planning in the Quartus® Primesoftware involves making pin assignments with the Pin Planner in your design that meet your system interface, logic, and timing requirements.
  • Optionally, you can create a top-level HDL file if one does not exist.
  • The most important step in pin planning is validation of your pin assignments against all I/O rules present in the Quartus® Primesoftware. The advisor comprises various design flow steps which help you in creating a validated Pin Out File (.pin).