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New Contributor I
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Why do the A/D's on MAX10 need blank pins around them? Unable to use.

I have a 10M08SA design that is about 80% full. Board level power supplies are being measured by the FPGA's ADC's. However, when I compile the design, synthesis fails and the indication is that almost all the pins that are in use need be ununsed. This is quite bad. I understand the analog design considerations, but it appears that the ADC's are rather weak in terms of their applicable use.

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New Contributor I
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Re: Why do the A/D's on MAX10 need blank pins around them? Unable to use.

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New Contributor III
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Re: Why do the A/D's on MAX10 need blank pins around them? Unable to use.

You might get round this by using the 'I/O Maximum Toggle Rate' attribute in the Assignment editor. Add this attribute to each signal in question and set its value to 0. This may tell (fool) Quartus into believing this signal will not cause any interference on the analogue signal.

 

Note: this will risk additional noise on the analogue signal if these digital signals are not (relatively) static.

 

Tip: add this parameter for one signal. Then edit the project's .qsf file adding a similar entry for each signal in question.

 

Cheers,

Alex

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New Contributor I
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Re: Why do the A/D's on MAX10 need blank pins around them? Unable to use.

Alex thanks for the feedback on this. I will try this and see what happens.

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