Fortunately, Altium - and just about any other EDA - can reliable export a netlist of you circuit. With this netlist you can readily extract the information you need. That is, the signal name and the FPGA pin number. If you have assigned sensible net labels in your design, it should be possible to convert this netlist file into a tickle script file for use with Quartus. The simplest method of conversion is with VIM text editor
From experience, I've found it best to save your design in the MultiWire (.NET file) format. I'm sure other netlist formats will work but this is the only one I've had success with.
The steps to follow are detailed below:
Open the FPGA schematic sheet(s) in Altium
Extract a MultiWire Netlist from Altium: Design > Netlist for Document > Multiwire
Open the netlist file in VIM, You should see a file like the following:
0V U2 T1 0V U2 T22 1V8 R9 1 2V5 PL2 1 2V5 RP36 2 2V5 RP36 3 2V5 RP36 4 3V3 R7 2 3V3 R8 2 AUX_IN U2 B1 AUXTEST J1 11 AUXTEST TP11 1 AUXTEST U2 D2 CFCD1# U2 C3
Remove all components except the FPGA. You will need to replace "U2" with your chosen designator:
Remove GND, VREF, VCCIO nets (feel free to add more nets to the blacklist):
Convert netlist format to Quartus tickle assignments:
Check for any reserved pins you might have missed. You can always add these to the blacklist for the next time you use the script.
I have wrapped all of these operations into a single vim function which you can paste into your vimrc file (if you're not sure where this is, type :echo $MYVIMRC).
" Netlist to Quartus tcl assignment file conversion " Author: http://www.beesnotincluded.com " Function: Net2Pin " Parameters: " #1 designator : string : (FPGA) component designator e.g. "U2" or "IC4" " (case sensitive) function! Net2Pin(designator) "Delete all Nets which aren't connected to specified component designator let pattern = '/^\p\+\s\+' . a:designator . '\s\+.*/d' execute "g!" . pattern "Delete reserved pins i.e. those used for power/ground/config/jtag let pattern = '/^\(GND\|0V\|1V2\|2V5\|3V3\|FPGAMSEL\|FPGATCK\|FPGATDI\|FPGATDO\|FPGATMS\).*/d' execute "g" . pattern "Convert netlist format to Quartus tcl assignments let pattern = '\(\p\+\)\s\+\(' . a:designator . '.*\)\s\+\(\w\+\d\+\).*:set_location_assignment\tPIN_\3\t-to\t\1' execute '0,$ s:' . pattern endfunction
Once you have saved your changes and reloaded your vimrc file (:source $MYVIMRC) you will be able to call the function as follows:
Replace "U2" with whatever designator you used for the FPGA in the schematic. The output of this function for the above example is:
set_location_assignment PIN_B1 -to AUX_IN set_location_assignment PIN_D2 -to AUXTEST set_location_assignment PIN_C3 -to CFCD1#
License: GNU GPL
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