SynECO: Incremental technology mapping with constrained placement and fast detail routing for predictable timing improvement
2008 IEEE International Conference on Computer Design
We present SynECO, a framework to achieve predictable timing improvement via incremental resynthesis and replacement. We target timing-critical paths postplacement and resynthesize and replace promising gates. We show since the wire delays are the non-negligible contributors to a criticalpath delay, it is crucial to accurately estimate them to make a predictable synthesis modification. For this purpose, we incorporate an accurate timing analysis tool which uses fast detail routing for wire
... estimation. This allows generating timing estimates that correlate much better with post-routing values compared to Steiner-tree-based estimate of wiring tree and using D2M delay model. Detail routing information allows incorporation of factors such as crosstalk, metal layer assignment and via delays which are crucial for accurate analysis. For fast synthesis, we constrain our logical modifications to be from the physical neighborhood of target gates on the critical paths. Our synthesis framework is completely integrated with the Cadence Encounter tools for physical design.