file types Definition

The following file types are available for use in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software:

File Type


AHDL Include File


ATOM Netlist File


Block Design File


Block Symbol File


BSDL file


Chain Description File


Comma-Separated Value File


Component Declaration File


Component Description File


Compressed Vector Waveform File


Conversion Setup File


Cross-Reference File


database files

.cdb, .hdb, .rdb, .tdb

Design Protocol File


Graphic Design File


Hexadecimal (Intel-Format) File


Hexadecimal (Intel-Format) Output File


HSPICE Simulation Deck File


HTML-Format Report File


I/O Pin State File


IBIS Output File


In System Configuration File


IP Index File


Jam Byte Code File


Jam File


JTAG Debugging Information File


JTAG Indirect Configuration File


Library Mapping File


License File


Logic Analyzer Interface File


Memory Initialization File


Memory Map File


PartMiner edaXML-Format File


Pin-Out File


Pin Planner File


Programmer Object File


programming files

.cdf, .cof



Intel® Quartus® Prime IP File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Archive File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Archive Log File


Quartus User-Defined Device File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Default Settings File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Exported Partition File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Message Flag Rule File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Message Suppression Rule File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Project File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Settings File


Intel® Quartus® Prime Workspace File


Raw Binary File


Raw Programming Data File


Routing Constraints File


Signal Activity File


Signal Tap File


Sources and Probes File


SRAM Object File


State Machine File


Standard Delay Format Output File


Symbol File


Synopsys® Design Constraints File


Tab-Separated Value File


Tabular Text File


Tcl Script File


Text Design File


Text-Format Report File


Token File


Vector Table Output File


vector source files

.tbl, .vwf, .vec

Vector Waveform File


Verilog Design File

.v, .vh, .verilog,.vlg

Verilog Output File


Verilog Quartus Mapping File


Verilog Test Bench File


Value Change Dump File


version-compatible database files

.atm, .hdbx, .rcf, .xml

VHDL Design File

.vhd, .vhdl

VHDL Output File


VHDL Test Bench File


XML files

.cof, .stp, .xml

waveform files

.scf, .stp, .tbl, .vec, .vwf

Waveform Settings File