Component Description File (_hw.tcl)

A Tcl file with the file name of the form <entity name>_hw.tcl. The _hw.tcl file is the underlying format of many Intel-provided IP cores available in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software, including Platform Designer components and Intel® FPGA IP functions. When you create custom IP components in the Platform Designer Component Editor, the component is saved in the _hw.tcl format. After your component is created in a _hw.tcl file, you can add instances of your component to a Platform Designer system, which can then be generated to create output HDL files (Verilog or VHDL) for your Intel® Quartus® Prime project.