Step 2: Constrain your Design
After adding design files to the project, you assign design elements to I/O pins, and apply appropriate timing constraints to correctly optimize fitting and analyze timing for the design.
Quartus® Prime software organizes and manages the elements of your design within a project.
The project encapsulates information about your design hierarchy,
libraries, constraints, and project settings. The New Project
Wizard helps you to quickly setup and create a new design project.
Figure 1. New Project Wizard
To create a project with the New Project Wizard:
Quartus® Prime Pro Edition main window,
click File > New Project Wizard.
Specify project directory, name, and top-level entity.
Add design files and libraries.
Intel® FPGA device
Intel® FPGA Development Kit/Board.
Specify Design Entry/Synthesis, simulation, and board-level
Quartus® Prime Synthesis, select
Review project settings and click Finish.
After the New Project
Wizard generates the project, you can create design files using the
full-featured schematic and text editors that the
software provides. In addition, you can combine your logic design files with Intel and third-party IP core design files, including
combining components into a Platform Designer system (.qsys).