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Honored Contributor I
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Pin Assignment Error

Hi, 

 

Can anyone help me with this error in quartus. 

I am using DDR2 memory with EP3C120F780C7 

DDR2: U25 and U26 bottom chip 

 

I think there is some problem with the pin assignment to the memory pins.I have assigned the pins as mentioned in the manual. 

 

Is there any other reason for the error? 

 

Error: Cannot place pin mem_dq[0] to location AG22 

 

Error: Can't place VREF pin AC18 (VREFGROUP_B4_N1) for pin mem_dq[0] of type bi directional with SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard at location AG22 

 

Error: Too many output and bidirectional pins per VCCIO and ground pair in I/O bank 4 when the VREF pin AC18 (VREFGROUP_B4_N1) is used on device EP3C120F780C7 -- no more than 9 output/bidirectional pins within 12 consecutive pads are allowed when the voltage reference pins are driving in, but there are potentially 10 pins driving out 

Info: Location AG19 (pad PAD_219): Pin led[6] of type output uses 1.8 V I/O standard 

Info: Location AH19 (pad PAD_220): Pin mem_dm[0] of type output uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AC17 (pad PAD_221): Pin led[5] of type output uses 1.8 V I/O standard 

Info: Location AF18 (pad PAD_226): Pin led[2] of type output uses 1.8 V I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -6: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AD17 (pad PAD_222): Pin mem_dq[4] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -7: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AG21 (pad PAD_223): Pin mem_dq[3] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -9: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AH21 (pad PAD_224): Pin mem_dq[1] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -2: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AE18 (pad PAD_225): Pin mem_dqs[0] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -8: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AH22 (pad PAD_228): Pin mem_dq[2] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -5: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AH23 (pad PAD_230): Pin mem_dq[5] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 12 location(s) shared the same VCCIO and ground pair, and 10 pin(s) are placed 

Info: Location AG19 (pad PAD_219): Pin led[6] of type output uses 1.8 V I/O standard 

Info: Location AH19 (pad PAD_220): Pin mem_dm[0] of type output uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AC17 (pad PAD_221): Pin led[5] of type output uses 1.8 V I/O standard 

Info: Location AD17 (pad PAD_222): Pin mem_dq[4] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AG21 (pad PAD_223): Pin mem_dq[3] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AH21 (pad PAD_224): Pin mem_dq[1] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AE18 (pad PAD_225): Pin mem_dqs[0] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AF18 (pad PAD_226): Pin led[2] of type output uses 1.8 V I/O standard 

Info: Location AG22 (pad PAD_227): unused (but has pin assignment of mem_dq[0]) 

Info: Location AH22 (pad PAD_228): Pin mem_dq[2] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AG23 (pad PAD_229): unused  

Info: Location AH23 (pad PAD_230): Pin mem_dq[5] of type bi-directional uses SSTL-18 Class I I/O standard 

 

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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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does someone know how to solve this problem?  

I meet the same one.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi,go to the pin assignment editor and then group the pins which give error.or see the pin assignment editor of the sample design.You will know it or Read the documentation of the pin assignment and Vref group to solve it.. 

 

I did it that way..
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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thanks 

I use this and post here, it may be useful for others 

set_instance_assignment -name OUTPUT_ENABLE_GROUP 75442403 -to DDR7_WE(all signals located in the same BANK are constrained like this) 

75442403 is value, it is different for different BANK, and can be defined as you want
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

I git quite the same problem: 

 

-Error: Can't place VREF pin AC18 (VREFGROUP_B4_N1) for pin dq[0] of type bi-directional with 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard at location AG22 

- Error: Too many output and bidirectional pins per VCCIO and ground pair in I/O bank 4 when the VREF pin AC18 (VREFGROUP_B4_N1) is used on device EP3C120F780C7 -- no more than 9 output/bidirectional pins within 12 consecutive pads are allowed when the voltage reference pins are driving in, but there are potentially 10 pins driving out 

Info: Location AG19 (pad PAD_219): Pin LED[6] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AH19 (pad PAD_220): Pin dm[0] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AC17 (pad PAD_221): Pin LED[5] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AF18 (pad PAD_226): Pin LED[2] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -26: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AG18 (pad PAD_217): Pin dq[8] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -24: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AH18 (pad PAD_218): Pin dq[10] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -30: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AD17 (pad PAD_222): Pin dq[4] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -31: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AG21 (pad PAD_223): Pin dq[3] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -33: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AH21 (pad PAD_224): Pin dq[1] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 1 pins have the same output enable group -32: 1 pins require VREF pin and 1 pins could be output 

Info: Location AH22 (pad PAD_228): Pin dq[2] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Following 12 location(s) shared the same VCCIO and ground pair, and 10 pin(s) are placed 

Info: Location AG18 (pad PAD_217): Pin dq[8] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AH18 (pad PAD_218): Pin dq[10] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AG19 (pad PAD_219): Pin LED[6] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AH19 (pad PAD_220): Pin dm[0] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AC17 (pad PAD_221): Pin LED[5] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AD17 (pad PAD_222): Pin dq[4] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AG21 (pad PAD_223): Pin dq[3] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AH21 (pad PAD_224): Pin dq[1] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AE18 (pad PAD_225): unused (but has pin assignment of dqs[0]) 

Info: Location AF18 (pad PAD_226): Pin LED[2] of type output uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

Info: Location AG22 (pad PAD_227): unused (but has pin assignment of dq[0]) 

Info: Location AH22 (pad PAD_228): Pin dq[2] of type bi-directional uses 1.8-V HSTL Class I I/O standard 

 

 

I just try to build a group to put all the error assignments in but it doesn´t work. 

Have somebody an idea how i can handle it?  

Thanks for your reply!
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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Hi, 

 

I got a solution.  

 

You just have to add in the Pin Planner a new Column to the Groups and assign a interger variable to that group where the pins which cause this error. 

 

See also Altera 5. I/O Management 

And here take a look at the following part: 

 

Optimizing I/O Assignment Analysis with Output Enable Group Logic Option 

Assignments
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor I
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in quartus, go to Assignment editor Select your pins, for them, choose option Output Enable Group. make it's value 0 (don't forget Enable value 'Yes'). compile. -bless me :) , smile and be happy.

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