About Using the Synplify Software with the Intel® Quartus® Prime Software

You can use the Synopsys® Synplify design entry/synthesis tool to create, synthesize, and optimize a project and then generate a Verilog Quartus Mapping File (.vqm) Definition for compilation in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software. The following topics describe the typical flow with the Synplify software and the Intel® Quartus® Prime software:

  1. Set up the Synplify working environment
  2. Create a design for use with the Synplify software
  3. Set up a project with the Synplify software
  4. Assign design constraints with the Synplify software
  5. Generate Verilog Quartus Mapping Files with the Synplify software
  6. Analyze design results with the Synplify software

You can use Intel-provided Intel® FPGA IP in the Synplify software by using the IP Catalog to create custom Intel® FPGA IP variations that are based on Intel-provided Intel® FPGA IP. Refer to the following topics for information on how to use specific Intel® FPGA IP:

  • Creating and Instantiating a VHDL Function for Use with the Synplify Software
  • Creating and Instantiating a Verilog HDL Function for Use with the Synplify Software

You can use the same procedures and principles with similar Intel® FPGA IP in other designs.

Note: For more information about the Synplify software, refer to the Training page of the Altera website.
Note: More information about other EDA design entry/synthesis tools is available on the Altera website.