Placement Steps in Physical Design

Placement is a very important stage of physical design where all the standard cells get placed inside the core boundary. Overall QoR of the design greatly depends on the fact that how well placement is done. You must have noticed that the placement stage takes quite a large runtime. Actually, the tool performs various steps … Read more

Floorplan Strategies for Macro Dominating Blocks

 A physical design engineer’s main focus is to achieve a decent Quality of Result (QoR) and optimized Power Performance and Area (PPA). The start of this journey begins with the Floorplan steps. What will you achieve at the end of PnR is depends on how good your floorplan is. In case of a macro dominating … Read more

Pre-placement Activities in Physical Design

 In a broader sense, PnR (Place and Route) stage in physical design is basically Placement and Routing of all the instances present in the netlist in a defined core area in such a way that it should meet design rules and timing requirements. But before starting the actual automatic placement of instances by the PnR … Read more