Early Silicon PerformanceWith traditional synthesis and wire load models, a large disparity exists between the synthesis tool's estimate of the timing of a design and the actual timing achieved post layout. After layout, the final timing can exceed the requirements or, even worse, fail to meet the required performance goal. This unpredictable range of timing results forces designers to make numerous, costly timing-closure iterations between layout and synthesis. Magma has developed a better way of analyzing the design prior to layout that helps designers determine the timing feasibility of their design. Magma's unique gain-based optimization, FixedTiming methodology, and timing Early Silicon Performance (ESP) capability help narrow the timing uncertainty range.
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