Fast & Easy I/O System Design with Interface Planner (OBLUEINTRO)

39 Minutes Online Course

Course Description

High speed I/O interfaces and the standards to support them are increasing in complexity. To support these interfaces in modern FPGAs, interface resource placement rules must be followed to the letter. However, there is no easy way for a designer to follow all the rules and achieve a valid resource floorplan without multiple cycles of placement, compilation, validation, and adjustment. In this training, learn about Interface Planner, formerly known as BluePrint, an easy-to-use tool in the Intel® Quartus® Prime Pro Edition software that uses the power of the Fitter to create a legal floorplan in minutes. Make guaranteed legal resource location assignments interface-by-interface instead of pin-by-pin to shorten your I/O planning cycle. This training includes a lab exercise.

At Course Completion

You will be able to:

  • Know how to implement a design resource floorplan using Interface Planner
  • Understand the challenges involved in creating I/O interface assignments for modern FPGA devices
  • Integrate assignments created with Interface Planner into an Intel Quartus Prime project

Skills Required

  • Background in digital logic design
  • Familiarity with the Intel Quartus Prime software
  • Familiarity with pin planning and I/O interfaces