Whitepapers

Timing closure in FPGAs is critical

If you are reading this, the odds are that you or someone in your company is facing / has faced FPGA design challenges. Timing closure is the single most important obstacle to implementing a successful FPGA application.

Bruce Talley, former VP of Software at Xilinx and Plunify technical advisor, is one of the most qualified people to speak about this topic. Download the whitepaper to view his perspectives.

Topics covered in this whitepaper

  • Planning for timing closure.
  • The vendor tools do a remarkably good job at design compilation for the general case but sometimes they can fall short.
  • Why is timing closure so difficult for the vendor FPGA compilation tools?
  • What to do if you cannot achieve timing closure?
  • How does the InTime timing closure tool help?

Optimizing design performance with Xilinx tools in InTime

This whitepaper describes how InTime works with Vivado to optimize FPGA timing performance by adjusting compilation parameters and running builds in parallel. InTime uses machine learning to determine the best combination of synthesis and place-&-route settings for a FPGA design. Combined with compute servers, InTime rapidly optimizes timing while simultaneously addressing limitations on the user’s flow automation.

Topics covered in this whitepaper

  • Introduction of traditional timing closure techniques and InTime’s approach.
  • Understanding the InTime flow.
  • Steps to optimize a design using InTime.
  • InTime & Vivado in the cloud.