What's New in Intel® Quartus® Prime Software

Performance

Register Duplication Strategies

There are two new user enabled settings that improve register duplication leading to faster clock performance. The first setting enables better register duplication in hierarchical paths. The second, enables users to leverage physical proximity of fanout to guide the creation and placement of new registers that feed a subset of those fanouts.

Fractal Synthesis

To meet the growing need for utilizing the flexibility of an FPGA for arithmetic acceleration, Intel is introducing Fractal Synthesis - a feature that enables Intel® Quartus® Prime Design Software to use FPGA resources in a highly efficient manner for arithmetic heavy designs with repeating dot product structures. Fractal Synthesis allows users to see an up to 25% TOPS improvement compared to regular Intel® Quartus® Prime flow.1 Check out Fractal Synthesis in action with this video.

Productivity

Compile Time

Continue seeing improvements in compile time for your Intel® Stratix® 10 designs in v18.1 compared to prior releases. Check out the Compile User Guide for additional tips on how to reduce compile times.

See a 33% compile time reduction when compared to Intel® Quartus® v18.1 for designs with high utilization.2

Usability

Heatmap Reports

  • New 3D visualization in Global Signal Visualization report to aid in analyzing clock sector and clock routing usage and congestion.
  • New Global Router Congestion Analysis Reports that enable users to see a detailed view of which nets contribute to routing congestion and help users debug routing isuses earlier in the compile flow. Learn how to use the new global router congestion reports with the provided video.
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Design Assistant

New design productivity tool meant for novice and advanced users. The tool enables faster design closure by reducing the number of design iterations required and speeds every iteration with targeted sanity checks and guidance at every stage of the compilation process. Learn more about Design Assistant with the provided video.

Documentation and Support

Find technical documentation, videos, and training courses for Intel® Quartus® 
Prime Design Software.

Product and Performance Information

1

Tests document performance of components on a particular test, in specific systems. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.ca/performance.

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Benchmarks were done on a suite of 40 customer designs on an Intel® Stratix® 10 1S280 device with Linux 64 operating system. Comparison is done between Fractal Synthesis enabled vs disabled in Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition Software v19.1 Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.ca/performance.

Benchmarks were done on a suite of 80 customer designs on an Intel® Stratix® 10 1S280 device with Linux 64 operating system. Differences in hardware, software, or configuration will affect actual performance. Consult other sources of information to evaluate performance as you consider your purchase. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.ca/performance.