design flow simple

Simplify a general design flow post-floorplan should be: 1st timing driven placement according to constraints, skew/latency was considered as ‘ideal’ zero, optDesign –preCTS. 2nd CTS, optDesign –postCTS. Clock tree have insertion or propagation delay after CTS. 3rd routing, optDesign –postRoute, optDesign –hold -postRoute. Usually, fix setup violation first, then hold violation in order to obtain… read more »

Prepare files and check netlist

1. Which library files do backend engineers need? Timing: lib RC delay: capTable, QRC tech, QRC lib Physical: lef, gds Route rule: tech lef, tech file Xtalk: cdb Power: VoltageStorm tech, VoltageStorm lib 2. Which files are about design? Netlist, constraint, IO file, scan def 3. What should be checked before APR? Check library files,… read more »