Hello,I have recently started learning HDL,so my university tutor wants us to use quartus 2 version 9,but i wanted to use the newer version so in installed it from Intel's website.When i ran the attached code it took 1 minute and a few seconds to compile the attched code,however,when i compiled the same code on Quartus 2 version 9 it only took around 7 seconds.Is this massive difference normal?
Also I noticed in the newer version a lot more processing have been done(over a 100) unlike the older version(around 50 processing).
What is your target device? And are you referring to a full compilation or just performing analysis & elaboration to verify no errors in the code and set up the project hierarchy?
Well, we're using the program to simulate basic circuits, not applying them to a specific device,so I don't have a specific device as I am not working with actual hardware yet. But in quartus version 9 i can see it's set to EP2C20f484C7 in the cyclone II family.
You can't create a project in Quartus without targeting a specific device, so I'm confused by your first statement, unless you're saying you chose the device family and the option to let Quartus automatically choose a device from that family for you (in the New Project Wizard and Device settings).
But then, are you saying you are only simulating designs and not compiling them? "Compile" means you are synthesizing the designs into logic primitives which then get placed in specific locations in hardware.
Could you provide your project file (QPF file)? So that I can check which family and device are you using.
For your information, I run your Verilog code in the latest Quartus using Cyclone V (5CGXFC7C7F23C8), the compilation time is about 1 min.
So, your compilation time should be in the normal range. No issues here.
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