Device Family: Intel® Arria® 10, Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX, Intel® Stratix® 10

Intel Software: Quartus Prime Pro

Type: Answers

Area: Tools

Last Modified: October 02, 2019
Version Found: v19.3
Bug ID: 14010039207

Error (272006): Parameter OPTIMIZATION_OPTION can only be set to AUTO for device family


Due to a problem in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software version 19.3, you may see this error during synthesis. This error occurs in designs that include embedded memory IPs with the RAM_BLOCK_TYPE set to M20K and that have been upgraded from version 19.2. 

The following embedded memory IPs are affected

  • RAM: 1-PORT Intel FPGA IP
  • RAM: 2-PORT Intel FPGA IP
  • RAM: 4-PORT Intel FPGA IP
  • ROM: 1-PORT Intel FPGA IP
  • ROM: 2-PORT Intel FPGA IP

Only designs targeting Intel® Stratix® 10, Intel® Arria® 10 and Intel® Cyclone® 10 GX are affected.


To work around this problem, either recreate the RAM IP in version 19.3 or upgrade the IP from version 19.1

This problem is scheduled to be fixed in a future release of the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software.