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Do synthesis/P&R QoR improve from Quartus II to Quartus Prime?

kohutw
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I'm currently using Quartus II 13.1.0 and am wondering if synthesis and/or place & route quality of results will improve with the latest version of Quartus Prime. And, if so, by roughly how much.

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Kenny_Tan
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There will be some improvement over the years for synthesis and place and route. Synthesis mostly are on covering more IEEE syntax, place and route are for better algorithm to timing closure.


However, this was benchmark internally. from user perspective, we encourage user to upgrade to the latest release of Quartus Prime mainly because we have a lot bugs fixed in the latest version. But depending on your device use, you may have to check which version of Quartus you can installed. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/downloads/download-center.html


kohutw
Beginner
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Thanks Kenny. We want to upgrade, but we suspect that the IP we're using will change, creating a lot of new verification work. Is there a way to bring the IP forward from Quartus II to Quartus Prime such that the IP is identical between Quartus versions?

Kenny_Tan
Moderator
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Sorry, I will need sometime to look on this. Will get back to you by end of next week.


Kenny_Tan
Moderator
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Sorry for the late reply, the quick answer is no.


The reason is old version of IP will not be compatible on the latest version of Quartus Prime.


Kenny_Tan
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Since this thread had been answered, we shall close this thread. If you still need further assistance, you are welcome to post a response within 15days or open a new thread, some one will be right with you. After 15 days, this thread will be transitioned to community support. The community users will be able to help you with your follow-up questions. 


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