There is something I don't fully understand in the following tutorial: ftp://ftp.altera.com/up/pub/altera_material/11.0/tutorials/vhdl/de0-nano/using_the_sdram.pdf On page 11, Chapter 7, it is said: "... The clock skew depends on physical characteristics of the DE0-Nano board. For proper operation of the SDRAM chip, it is necessary that its clock signal, DRAM_CLK, leads the Nios II system clock, CLOCK_50, by 3 nanoseconds...." My question is: Are those 3 nanoseconds a constant whatever the frequency is? In my project, I would like to run the SDRAM and its controller at 143MHz. Should I keep the delay of 3 ns or keep a phase shift of 54 degrees? I would be tempted to tell that as it is linked to a board property, a delay doesn't depend on frequency. So I should keep the 3 ns delay which correspond to a phase shift of 154.3 degrees. What do you think? Thank you for your help JV.