This workshop familiarizes you with the physical constraints that enable the strong DC-T correlation with physical tools. Through a combination of class lecture and hands-on labs, you will learn what the physical constraints are, how to load them into DC-T, how to view them, and how to verify they are complete and correct.
As part of the set up and run methodology, you will generate scripts using the Reference Methodology Script Generator (RMgen), and will adapt them to your design.
This workshop covers typical flows (flat, both with and without a floorplan, and hierarchical). It describes how the power and test flows fit into the DC-T flows. It covers methodologies that are common across all flows.
This workshop shows you how to setup for, analyze, and handle congestion, using text reports to quantify the congestion, and using the GUI to qualify it.
At the end of this workshop the student should be able to:
- Load the physical input files to DC-T and list the actions to be taken on them
- Configure and generate RMgen “seed scripts” ,??and adapt those scripts to your design
- Understand three frequently-used DC-T flows:
·???Classic flat with Power and Test with a floorplan
·???Classic flat with Power and Test without a floorplan
- Use methodologies common to all flows
- Navigate the GUI to explore a floorplan
- Set up for the most accurate congestion analysis
- Analyze congestion using both text and GUI
- Recommend congestion fixes
Engineers familiar with Design Compiler using wire load models.
To benefit the most from the material presented in this workshop, students should:
●?Have taken the Design Compiler 1 Workshop
·??Set up and Run
???DC Synthesis and optimization techniques, questions and answers