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Quartus Prime Infinite Compile

I use Quartus Prime Standard Edition 17.1.1.

OS is Winodws 10 Pro.

CPU is Intel i9-7900X.

When I try to compile in Quartus,

Sometimes, It was Infinite Compile at 'Analysis & Synthesis' Step.

In this case, no error.

Also in this case, When I see the 'Windows 10 Task manager'​, There are many 'quartus_map.exe' process.

These all process are cpu usage is 0%.

I try 'Clean Project...', delete the 'DB' folder, but it was not improved.

In the case, I try PC Reboot, so then this problem is improved.

Please, tell me improve this problem.

Thank you.

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Hi,

 

The Quartus II software can use multiple processors to reduce compilation time. Refer below link for more information.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/soluti...

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/support/support-resources/knowledge-base/soluti...

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance.

 

Best Regards,

Anand Raj Shankar

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)

 

 

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Thank you, Anand.

But parallel compilation was OK.

In my case, parallel compilation was not problem.

My problem was that compile is never ending.

That problem was appear only 'Analysis & Synthesis' step.

'Analysis & Synthesis' step was naver ending.

Please help me to improve this problem.

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Hi,

 

"In the case, I try PC Reboot, so then this problem is improved"

 

Issues may be related to the RAM memory in CPU based on above statement.

Recommended Physical RAM for Intel Devices 17.1 based on the device family given in below link under "Memory recommendations"

https://fpgasoftware.intel.com/requirements/17.1/

 

If you have enough RAM.

  1. Can you share project details (Like Device, IP used and its settings )?
  2. Check with simple design, If you are facing same issues.
  3. If possible can share the design?

 

Let me know if this has helped resolve the issue you are facing or if you need any further assistance.

 

Best Regards,

Anand Raj Shankar

(This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation)

 

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Anand,

Sorry to late about reply.

 

My PC RAM size is 128GB.

I think that it is enough RAM.

 

If you have enough RAM.

1. Can you share project details (Like Device, IP used and its settings )?

  • In my project, I use ArriaV(5AGXB7), CycloneV(5CEA7).
  • Using IPs are clk_pll, fifo, bram, Transceiver Reconfiguration Controller, DDIO, Nios
  • Compiler Settings: Optimization mode: Balanced (Normal flow)
  • Compilation Process Settings: Parallel compilation: Use all available processors

 

2. Check with simple design, If you are facing same issues.

  • When I was facing same issues, I tried to compile simple design. Simple design was compiled well. Also similar design was compiled well too. Similar design is modified design about minor.

 

3. If possible can share the design?

  • Sorry, I'm working to project in company. So I cannot share my design.

 

I suspected to ompatibility problem with Quartus Prime Standard and WIndows 10. But I cannot find anything from googling. I need help from Altera Forum.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

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