CLK-30002: Clock Source Driving Non-clock Pins

This generic rule aims at catching clocking issues that are not reported by more specific clock structures, such as:

  • multiplexed clocks
  • clock dividers that are not based on synchronous counters or state-machines
  • D-latches based on the asynchronous load feature

When a design contains clock signal sources that connect to ports other than clock ports, the design is considered asynchronous (having associated issues and challenges of asynchronous designs).

The following image shows an example of a clock signal source that incorrectly drives the input pin of an AND gate:

Figure 1. Clock Signal Source That Incorrectly Drives the Input Pin of an AND Gate


Clock signal source in a design should drive only clock input ports of registers. Correct the connectivity, if it was not intended.




Analysis and Elaboration

Device Family

  • Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX
  • Intel® Arria® 10