Device Family: Intel® Arria® 10 GT, Intel® Arria® 10 GX, Intel® Arria® 10 SX

Type: Answers

Area: EMIF, Intellectual Property

IP Product: DDR3 Hilo Daughter Card

Why are some DDR4 signals unconstrained in TimeQuest?


When designing an Arria® 10 DDR4 memory controller interface, you may see unconstrained DDR4 input and output ports. There should be false-path exceptions in the DDR4 SDC file for these signals.




The workaround for this issue is to add the following assignments to the DDR4 SDC file under the FALSE PATH CONSTRAINTS section:

    set_false_path -to [get_ports {*dbi_n*}]
    set_false_path -from [get_ports {*dbi_n*}]
    set_false_path -from [get_ports {*alert_n*}]
    set_false_path -to [get_ports {*mem_ck*}]
    set_false_path -to [get_ports {*mem_ck_n*}]
    set_false_path -to [get_ports {*mem_dqs_n*}]

This issue will be fixed in a future version of the Quartus® II software.