Device Family: Arria® V, Cyclone® V

Type: Answers, Errata

Area: EMIF, Intellectual Property

Error May Occur When Generating Hard Memory Controller in Qsys


This problem affects DDR2 and DDR3 interfaces using the hard memory controller in Arria V or Cyclone V devices.

When using Qsys to generate an Arria V or Cyclone V external memory controller, you might encounter the following error message during the Quartus II fitter phase:

Error (15332): Port SHIFTEN of cyclonev_pll_reconfig "<module>:<instance>|<memory_module>_pll0:pll0|pll1~PLL_RECONFIG" has 10 connections, but the maximum bus width of port SHIFTEN is 9..

The error message occurs when the pll_sharing conduit of an external memory interface is exposed to a top-level conduit in Qsys.

Qsys currently issues an incorrect warning, advising you to export the pll_sharing conduit to a top-level port. When you export the conduit, it prevents these signals from being trimmed correctly by the fitter because they are assigned to top-level pins. The fitter error then occurs.


The workaround for this issue is to ignore the Qsys warning and to not export the conduit to a top-level port. The fitter error then should not occur.

For additional information, refer to the following Knowledge Base solution:

Why do I see a Qsys warning for the pll_sharing conduit even when the PLL sharing mode option is set to \'No Sharing\' in the UniPHY Megacore settings?�

This issue will be corrected in a future version.