Introduction to Ausdia’s “Timing Blog”

We started writing this blog since there is a lack of industry detail, practical knowledge and debate about timing constraint and closure issues. Even though EDA implementation and timing signoff tools are improving in features, capacity, and runtimes, engineering teams and project managers fully realize that “timing” issues continue to be a huge bottleneck in the implementation and closure of complex SOC/ASIC chips. There is a huge gap between tool “capabilities” and outcomes – often, based on experience of the engineers and managers involved. There is no training program for constraint development that we know of – it’s just hands-on experience based, and can often be viewed as a “black-art”.

We will describe, at least twice a month, critial timing constraint or closure issues we face today or have faced in the past, and how they have gotten addressed. This information comes straight from the front-lines of timing verification in some of Silicon Valley’s most demanding and complicated ASIC/COT designs.

Sometimes we will take a step back and look at the more global picture of timing verification. And sometimes, we will relate these problems to features of our software, TimeVision, which is intended to solve a lot of the issues timing engineers struggle with today.

We hope to make this blog informative, insightful and sometimes contentious. We hope you enjoy reading it and welcome your comments and discussions, even if you don’t agree with us!

Upcoming articles

  • • Handling design and constraint changes without working 100 hours a week
  • • How to analyze false paths between clocks & domains faster
  • • Five critical issues in developing block IO timing constraints
  • • Virtual clocks – is it love, or is it hate?
  • • How to interpret “it’s a false path, but ….” without needing a lifetime supply of Rogaine
  • • Why I’d take OCV derated hold over hold margin any day

3 Responses to “Introduction to Ausdia’s “Timing Blog””

  1. Спасибо! Прикольная вещь!!!…

    We started writing this blog since there is a lack of industry detail, practical knowledge and debate about timing constraint and closure issues…..

  2. Kylie Batt says:

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    We started writing this blog since there is a lack of industry detail, practical knowledge and debate about timing constraint and closure issues…..

  3. Kylie Batt says:

    Абсолютно с Вами согласен. Идея отличная, согласен с Вами….

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